Weather: High 62/Low 39, Sunny morning with some drizzle in the afternoon
The trip from SC to OH was filled with pretty views, trees in bloom with white and purple flowers, lots of construction, truckers and hills. Everything was going as planned for the 400+ miles until we got to within 5 miles of the campground. We are technology geeks and operate 3 GPS devices when we travel. This time the GPS’s didn’t agree which exit to take, two said the first exit and the other one said to take the next exit. We took the first exit because two minds are better than one, right? Well… this took us down a narrow country road and we had to crawl under an overpass marked 13’ 9”. We heard the radio antennae tap the underside of this overpass but no other bad noises. Phew, we cleared this one. We continued on about a mile or so and then there was THE SIGN, “LOW CLEARANCE, 10’ 2”!!! YIKES! We started looking for a place to turn around our monster RV and trailer and guess what? There was a sign that said ‘…Take a left here and go back out to the highway…’ and we did. Obviously, this happens frequently and the neighbors who happened to be outside just stared at us as we passed (probably thinking, there goes another one who followed their GPS).
We got back on the highway and went under the 13’ 9” overpass again and followed the GPS who did not agree with the other two. We poked along and low and behold, we see the same “LOW CLEARANCE, 10’ 2” sign. You can imagine what Ken said! We pulled over on the side of the road to figure out how we were going to turn around again and then find the campground. A gentleman came over to us and asked us where we were going and gave us directions. We also called the campground and got very vague directions, basically, keep going down the road, don’t make any turns if your GPS says to, look for the blue house on the left and our driveway is opposite it. We did find the blue house and campground. We did not find the low clearance obstacle. Lesson learned: If the GPS’s do not agree, listen to the one in the RV which is specialized for trucks, even if it takes a longer route.
Our site is on top of a hill and is very quiet. We have plenty of space to keep the trailer connected and unload the jeep for exploring tomorrow. We do not have internet or cell service for the first time. We forgot how spotty service can be in the mountains. Oh well, the birds singing outside are wonderful.
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