There won’t be any posts on this site for a bit: Marie and I have settled into a house in the Seattle area, taking a break from the road for a year or two while we do some training at the Church of Scientology in Seattle.
Since acquiring it nearly three years ago, we have been making a continual effort to keep up with maintenance on our 36-foot diesel pusher bus; a 1987 Beaver Marquis, the High Tech Classic edition, bus #514 produced that year by the now extinct behemoth company, Beaver Motor Coaches.
Two tourist stops today, 195 miles driven and one state crossed. We hit the 19,000 mile mark on our entire journey (since August 11, 2015).
This morning we were on the road early with plans to get to Harper’s Ferry National Park and then to Gettysburg to do the tourist thing. We had a hundred or so miles to get there… through West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and more West Virginia. Arrived there a little later than planned, but still before lunch.
After getting everything packed up, cleaned and secured, with showers taken, we left the KOA in Milton, WV, just after 11am — later than we had planned. Heading east through West Virginia, this has been our up-and-downest single day EVER!
We’ve been on the road now for 22 1/2 months – almost 2 years. During that time we’ve traveled through 33 states, and have gone just over 18,000 miles. We have a sticker map on the side of our bus that we’ve been filling in as we go.
Yesterday and today have been simple work days. That is, sitting at my computer programming and doing the other regular stuff like handling email, paying bills and balancing checking accounts. I love programming – but the rest of it … blech.
We got a pretty early start this morning and continued on our trek east through Kentucky on Hwy 62 until Lexington, and then Hwy 60 which took us into West Virginia at Huntington. This is my first visit to West Virginia. And this time I managed to get a picture of the Welcome sign!
After leaving the Sam’s Club parking lot in Clarsville, TN, we headed north-ish. Crossed into Kentucky in just a few miles … and I can’t believe I didn’t get a picture of the sign!
We got up early and drove around to the south side of Memphis, arriving at Graceland just as the gates opened.