Starting our 2010 Alaskan Odessey

May 16, 2010 - 3:25 pm 5 Comments

We can hardly believe our departure day has finally arrived. Our precious Olivia and family came over last night to say goodbye and when Olivia got out of the car she WAVED to us!!! Something new. We’ve thought all along that she was on the verge of crawling and this afternoon she did! We hope to see video soon of this major event in her life.

Allan came over again this morning to help us get started. He videotaped us leaving as our precious little neighbors sat on their front porches and waved goodbye.

We had a steady rain most of the day as we made our way through Tennessee and the lower tip of Kentucky. We didn’t see any flooding in Nashville, but the river we crossed in Paducah Kentucky looked to be over flood level.

We are thinking of my Mom and Dad today as we start this trip. They always said their travel to Alaska was one of the best times of their lives. We think this trip will be the same for us.

We arrived at our first stop in Benton, Illinois at the Whittington Woods RV Park. This is a wonderful small park with large trees. We stayed here last year as well when we started our trip to California. This park has chickens roaming free and if I had known they had fresh eggs for sale, I would not have brought two dozen with me. No room for fresh brown eggs! Maybe I should throw the Eggland eggs out and take the brown ones. Ha!

We’ve enjoyed sitting outside reading the Sunday newspaper this afternoon. There are several big rigs near us from Texas, Manitoba Canada, etc. Everyone is going somewhere interesting.

Wow did we ever have a good supper tonight. I brought bbq ribs from our freezer and we enjoyed them with potato salad and baked beans. A great supper for our first evening on the road.

Remember to hover your mouse over my photos to see the description of the photo. We hope to be in Iowa tomorrow with clear skies.

Stay tuned! Bonnie and Greg

5 Responses to “Starting our 2010 Alaskan Odessey”

  1. Pat Says:

    How exciting! How long do you plan to stay in Alaska? Do you have reservations anywhere or are you flying by the seat of your pants?

  2. Allan and Catherine Says:

    Glad you guys have the first day under your belt after months of planning! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures over the next several weeks. Be careful and have a blast.

    Love,
    Allan, Catherine and Olivia

  3. Benjamin Says:

    Looks like a fun filled first day! Look forward to seeing more posts!

  4. Donna Says:

    I’m so excited for you and love reading your blog. I hope your automatic levelers are working good for you 🙂

  5. Don Says:

    I’m already getting worried that Sandie and I won’t be able to keep up with you two. It looks like you are hiting the road at the crack of dawn and stopping early afternoon. Our pace is much slower! Plus, once we get to Alaska, you will have 18 hours or so of sunlight. I like Greg’s sandals with socks…..I do that all the time at home!
    Don

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