I have been traveling since May 17. Today is the first day I feel like I am not on vacation. Today I feel like I am living in my RV.
What makes today different? I am not sure but it might have something to do with the fact that I am staying in one place for 3 nights. After a vigorous bike ride into Monroe, Mich., I have spent the afternoon lazing in my Roadtrek and reading with my kitty snuggled up against my feet. Awwww.
I have nowhere to go, nowhere that I need to be and so I am in this moment of time in my RV with my sweet little Elsie, who seems to treasure sleeping. Typical cat.
Monroe has a really nice bike trail and you bike for quite some miles if you want. The town is a bit depressed and the people are very nice. I spent some time talking to the young man in the ice cream store. When I asked him what was in Monroe he said, “Lawyers and bars.” Hmmm, some combination. There is also a good bit of history from the War of 1812 around. I took time to read all the posted historical signs.
I have done a fair bit of traveling over the past weeks and it is nice to sit still. Every campsite I have been to has been very nice about honoring my request for a quiet spot so Miss El herself might deign to make an appearance. It makes it nice because I am always on the edge and there is usually nothing behind us. Today it is tall grasses. Elsie has made me step up and make requests in a nice and gentle way and I have had nothing but positive responses.
I am camped on the edge of Lake Erie. I like that the wind blows all the time. I don’t like that it is suppose to rain all day tomorrow. I like the fact that it is much cooler than North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. It was 93 degrees with 75 percent humidity in Kentucky the night I stayed there. I am now aware of why I live out west. Dry heat is definitely better.
On a good note if you ever get the chance to go to The Horse Farm, outside of Lexington I would highly recommend it. It is amazing. You could spend so much time there. I camped at the Horse Farm Campground, primitive for $20. I loved being able to pick my site under trees. From my campsite I was able to ride my bike to the Horse Farm and tour the farm at my leisure. There is a visitor center and museum and you can walk through the barns until dark. I watched a dressage show. If it had not been so hot I may have extended for a day but I was ready to get out of the heat. Don’t miss it if you are near the area.
Now that I have nestled in and feel like this is my home, I guess I better figure out what is for dinner tonight.