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Monday – Day 4

January 18, 2011

We left our friends in Perryopolis, Pennsylvania and travelled west on a route we had figured out the night before. No longer was Garmin going to dictate our route!

We drove west into West Virginia and came to Charleston about 11am. This is an industrial area with lots of great looking smoke stacks everywhere…

Charleston, West Virginia

I love the pattern on these stacks…

Charleston

We drove on a bridge over the Ohio river and I snapped this shot of some river barges…

Ohio river barges

As you can see, it was a really beautiful day at this point. Do you see any snow? No? hah!

We drove into Kentucky next. The differences showed up right away. I started to see that many of the outbuildings and barns were painted black. A rather unusual colour!

Black barns of Kentucky

The fencing was all painted black as well…

Black fences

A few wonderful ranch houses were visible from the freeway. I loved this one…

Kentucky ranch house

Some of the other differences were : bluegrass country music on the radio, huge farms and ranches and I saw a flock of wild turkeys in someone’s field.

We left Kentucky and drove through the southern part of Indiana. The bluegrass music gave way to more traditional county and the landscape began to open up.

We passed another time change before driving into Illinois in light rain and heavy fog. We couldn’t see much of the surrounding fields at all. We stopped at a Holiday Inn outside of St. Luis (which was our goal for the day)

We are making great time and hope to have another stop-over in Texas with friends in a couple of days.

Tomorrow’s goal is Oklahoma City.

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. S. Jones permalink
    January 18, 2011 3:58 am

    Your blogs of the trip are very good, Carol. What a wonderful lot of country you are seeing. However, if you run into terrible weather I will hide my head in the sand until you reach PS!!!! You are doing a great job Trev.

  2. Joan Massey permalink
    January 18, 2011 4:21 am

    Glad to see you are making good time!

  3. Anne &Charlie permalink
    January 18, 2011 11:27 am

    Glad to hear your doing good and we are praying you make it there safe and it is everthing you hope for!!! Love Anne &Charlie

  4. Anne &Charlie permalink
    January 18, 2011 11:30 am

    Now you happy “no snow” the pictures are good!!

  5. Vikki Davis permalink
    January 18, 2011 7:57 pm

    I can just see new quilting ideas running amok in your head!
    Thanks for keeping us posted. God speed.

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