Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Our Winter Adventure Begins - 11/10/15

Tuesday – November 10, 2015
Our Winter Adventure 2015 / 2016 Begins
Metropolis, Illinois

We embark upon our winter adventure under a sunny sky and cool temperatures in the low fifties. Sharon and I are excited to be back on the road again, after spending the past five months at our home base in Illinois.

Our exit from the Chicago area is timely. Severe weather is expected to arrive in the area on Wednesday, bringing heavy rain downpours and wind gusts up to 70 mph.

This winter adventure will take us to Florida to visit family during November and early December. Following our visit to Florida, we will head west to ride out the winter months in Yuma, Arizona. We spent our first winter in Arizona during 2014 / 2015 and really enjoyed the southwest desert region.

We will spend one night at the Fort Massac State Park.

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

Travel Details:
Departed: Chicago Area
Departure Time: 10:05 A.M.

Arrival: Metropolis, Illinois
Arrival Time: 5:20 P.M.

Campground: Fort Massac
Type: State Park
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: N37.14671 Longitude: W088.70888
Camping Fee: $15.00 (with senior discount)
Campsite: 25A
Campsite Hookups: Electric
Campground Amenities: Water Spigots, Flush Toilets, Dump Station

Cellular Service: Verizon - 4G, 2 Bars
Internet Service: Verizon Jetpack

Total miles traveled today: 382
Route Traveled:
South on Interstate 57
East on Interstate 24
South on U.S. Highway 45 to campground

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