Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Arriving home safely . . . kind of

We went ahead and left the Kentucky Horse Park after just 2 days because it was predicted to be sunny and dry, and the next day was calling for rain the whole way home.  We would have loved to spend another day, but not enough to drive 6 hours in rain!

So, we were headed north on I-75 by 10am, and enjoyed a beautiful, uneventful drive home . . . although we would have much rather been driving to our next campground, instead of the ‘ol stix & brix.  I-70 West was calling to us, but we had to keep driving north!

300 or so miles later, we arrived safely at our home.  Due to the recent rains, Tom decided the best option would be to back up the driveway so he wouldn’t have to turn around on the grass.  Things were going pretty well, and he made it most of the way up the 400 ft. driveway, until he reached the 90 degree turn between the house and the barn.  Trying to keep the RV on the pavement, he let the back wheels of the truck get onto the grass, and it wasn’t long before the tires were spinning!


In trying to correct the situation, the rest of the truck got off the pavement, and we were good and stuck!


We know enough to stop before we get in too deep, so we shut down the truck and called AAA.  Before long, the tow truck arrived and the driver assessed the situation.  It didn’t take too long, and he had us back with 4 wheels on pavement.


Tom finished the job of getting backed into the barn without any more trouble, and then he and Nick tackled the task of washing the truck and filling in the ruts!


Back home – safe & sound – no permanent damage to the truck or the yard!


  1. OUCH! What a bummer... you come all the way home and the last thing you wanted was to mess with that. Glad you got it though, and didn't ruin anything other than the lawn.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  2. It was great to meet you and your boys in Tennessee. I hope we can meet up again in a campground somewhere.

  3. Oh my! Glad they got you out so easily. LOL!

  4. Glad you made it home. Denny says it will take the boys a while to get that straightened out. LOL. Now get that darned house sold. It was great spending time with you at the rally.

  5. UPDATE - Nicolas filled the ruts with dirt and seeded them. Today he reported that the new grass is sprouting!


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