|We drove around Amy's house and parked|
down here by the basement, which
made it nice to go in and out of the house
|We were able to leave the trailer hooked up,|
and when we left we were able to pull
straight out. That's where we had to trim
They have a civil war path behind their house so we took my great niece, Leara, out to explore with our metal detector. Everything we found she was sure it was a treasure. She would say "it's old so it must be worth a lot of money." We had a good time but this is what we found.
|Leara and her treasures|
|We had taken the leg off of the table and than she|
talked me into dragging the whole table back.
From there we headed up to Cleveland, Ga. There we stayed at a very nice Coast to Coast campground. That's where we did our zip line but we also went to one of those places where you pay to go through buckets of dirt with gold in it. We wanted to go dig for some gold but the place was over 130 miles away, so we figured we might as well pay for some buckets of dirt and save the gas money.
|Ed panning for gold|
|This is what we found|
We left Georgia and headed to Ed's sister, Carm, who lives in Virginia. She has a friend who has some land in the Shenandoah Valley. He had told us when we came there we could park at his place. It was beautiful. He had hook-ups but because of our size we couldn't get down to where they were. So we just boon-docked there also.
|Parked in the Shenandoah Valley|
|It was beautiful|
|What a place to stay|
When we left Virginia, we planned on stopping in Beckly W. Virginia, and taking a side trip down to Ed's home town of Berwind, W.V. We broke down about 10 miles outside of Beckly and had to be towed into town. So for 3 days we sat outside the repair shop. The first night we decided to get a hotel room. We had lost our water and we both needed showers and it just sounded like a good thing to do.
We had lost the bracket on the turbo and it had come lose. Ed was trying to limp into town and than the losing air light came on. He stopped again but decided to keep going. During this time the buzzer is going off saying we are losing air and it's overheating so he stops again. This time we have lost our brakes. I said it's time to call the toll truck. He finally agreed with me. Wow, can you believe it, it only took losing the brakes. Than when the toll truck comes, he asked Ed to put the jacks down to take the motor home up a little so he can hook up and we lose our hydraulic fluid. But at least the jacks went back up. We were getting to the place of "what else".
This was parked next to us at the repair shop. They had just brought it in the day before. It was hauling some classic cars. Not sure where the cars were.
|Parked next to us in Beckley, W. Va|
|At least all we did was break down, Considering we|
lost our brakes, it could have been worse.
So on we go to Ed's home town.
|Where Ed grew up, this is the road in front of his house|
|This is the house where Ed grew up and they have added |
to it, so it's a little larger
|looking out over the valley|
|Ed's old high school, shut down and |
boarded up, with plans
to be torn down
|Some of the bridges and very narrow roads,|
you honk when coming around
|the post office, still being used|
|Some houses are just abandoned|
|It makes it bad on the neighbors|
We stopped over in Ohio and ended up here
|You never know when you might end up|
at a hoe down
|this was hanging on the wall, I didn't know they had |
|Where we will be parked for a while|
|Parked while we are having motor home|
Happy Trails Ed and Lyn
Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.