I slept pretty well and felt good enough to get on the road. There is a cold front moving in and they are talking about temperatures in the 20s or even in the teens the next couple of nights. So there was more incentive to get south quickly.
Today, however, we were looking at highs around 80, so I threw on a pair of shorts for the trip.
We decided to head out around 11:00 and get 200 miles in. Our usual target when heading down I-75 is the Escapees Raccoon Valley RV Park in Heiskell, Tennessee at Exit 117.
We pulled out of Grandma's RV Park a little after 11:00, hopped on I-65 south and got off on KY 245 to Bardstown where we picked up U.S. 150 going diagonally southeast across the center of Kentucky. It was about 100 miles to pick up I-75, and it's a great route.
We stopped at a Pilot service center just before crossing into Tennessee to fuel up both vehicles. It was a pretty easy in-and-out, and we were back on the road quickly.
However, after crossing into Tennessee, we started seeing smoke from forest fires, and traffic stopped. Most of Kentucky is in a "severe drought" and most of Tennessee is in "severe and extreme" drought. We were delayed for a good thirty minutes as the fire smoldered close to the highway.
Eventually, we made it to our exit. The Escapees park is a little less than a mile off the interstate, but we seemed to have escaped the smoke and fire danger. We pulled in a around 3:30 or so.
Fortunately, they had a site for our one-night stay - Site 5.
Full hook-ups with 50 amps for $21 for Escapees members.
By the time we got set up, I was worn out. I just wanted to have some dinner and get some rest. Hopefully, I'll feel even better tomorrow and we can get another couple hundred miles in. Northern Georgia is the target. :)