Off to Huntsville, Alabama
Trip Start Aug 18, 2008
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**We have landed...just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio (across the river) in Elanger, Kentucky. We have gone the extra, extra budget route for the night. We got one of the travel coupon books at a travel info center in Ohio. I found a coupon for an Econo Lodge where we could get a room for a total of $48.95 including tax. Can't beat that price, it is clean but certainly not luxury.
Today the drive was harrowing at times...going through several cities from Detroit to Toledo, Dayton and Cincinnati
Both Steve and I agree that Michigan should get a medal for the worst highways and roadways in the United States. Every time we have gone through Detroit area we have had to deal with roads that are so bad that it was like driving on dirt roads; dirt roads that have just been washed out by a major rain storm. We couldn't believe that as soon as we hit the Ohio border, the roads were immediately better...just like going from a dirt road to a paved road.
The most nerve racking thing that we had to do was getting off at the exit for the Hotel. Steve had to cross three lanes from left to right with traffic speeding up to get on to the Interstate. Yikes...it was like walking on a tight rope...he had inches to navigate between traffic. It was worse than trying to cross a busy road in New York City...but the great driver he is, we made it safely off the exit to the hotel.
Cocoa and Gonzo were very comfortable today in the truck
Steve and I ventured out (after he unhitched the trailer for the first time since leaving Halifax) to Cracker Barrel Restaurant for dinner. We had a nice homestyle meal and then went into Biggs (a super market/department store). Steve just informed me that it had 47 isles. We bought some healthy snacks for the car tomorrow...we will continue on our way to Huntsville, Alabama.
Thanks again to everyone who have sent us messages. We have not been able to answer each and everyone of you, but know that we really appreciate the messages and look forward to getting your words of encouragement.