On June 4th I left Kentucky driving my RV known as Leggs. The trip is mostly unplanned, it will be interesting to see where I end up. Let's GO!
By: joealaska , 4:49 PM GMT on April 03, 2014
I got Leggs, now I have to learn how to use her.
So yesterday I FINALLY went and drove that big dog. I know that is probably the way most people buy an RV. Pay cash, then a month later test drive it. I only looked at it the one other day a couple months ago, so there were a couple details I had missed. It has a drivers side door! And a screen door in the main side entrance.
The test drive went pretty well. No real incidents to report. Took out a couple mail boxes, big whoop. First I drove around the neighborhood where it had been sitting, New Albany, Indiana. The roads were narrow, and it was just a way to get the feel of driving it. Then we went out onto city streets. I saw three police cars doing routine patrol in the first 10 minutes. It would have been a good story to get a speeding ticket on my first drive, but I backed off. I learned first hand there are still blind spots, even with all the mirrorage and rear view camera. Folks are friendly enough to give you a reminder toot if you start to run them off the road.
Then we hit the freeway. It was all pretty quick. There will be plenty of time to get used to driving. I will be one of those guys holding everyone up and not really caring.
It has been a real battle trying to get internet and TV for Leggs. Unless I am willing to spend a bunch of money, the internet will be operational only when I am in range of cell phone towers. No satellite. That means I will be out of internet range at times. The TV should be good unless I am blocked by mountains or something. I will continue to look for reasonable options.
I even loaded some of my stuff in the RV yesterday, just to get started.
Spring has finally arrived. My door is wide open to the patio, even though it is overcast and rainy. There was thunder and lightening overnight, very early in the morning. More storms coming through late tonight. Today is the 40th anniversary of the tornado that came through Louisville, as well as the killer twister that wiped out Xenia, Ohio near Dayton where I was. Oh yeah, there were hundreds of other tornados that day across the south and midwest, one of the worst outbreaks ever.
Last night I even got a few mosquito bites.
Just over three weeks before I move into Leggs. Spending a lot of money right now for the transition. Still unsure of the exact direction I will head in June. Plenty of time to figure that out. It will be west or northwest at first. Will be talking to other campers at Taylorsville for suggestions.
Last writing I noted Louisville was having their way with Kentucky. Well I guess UK could not take a joke, and in the second half they came on and won the game. It was disappointing for me, but I still like UK and they are the talk of the tourney. Five freshmen starting and they are in the Final Four, and not ready to stop playing just yet. Coach Calipari has been in the Final Four 3 of the last 4 years, winning the whole thing 2 years ago. Still, all I hear is how people do not like his style. What does a guy have to do? Judas Priest!
It is getting pretty dark right now, and thunder is moving in. Rain is starting to pick up. Have to go and enjoy the storm.
Saturday, GO CATS.
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