Finally after 11 days of enjoying Camp Entegra, we were so very, very ready for a change of scenery and anxious to have our “home” back. On October 29th, everything was done (or so we thought). Knowing that our friends, Betsy and Nancy (RV-A-GoGo), who had left a few days earlier, were still having problems with their water pump, Mr. Fixit (aka Rob) volunteered to hand deliver a new pump to them and even install it. We made plans to meet up with them near Louisville, KY.
Before we checked out of the Candlewood Suites, we had breakfast again at the Mayberry Cafe in Elkhart, then back to the hotel to load all our stuff into the van, including the kitties. We headed back to Entega assuming that the bus was ready to go and that we would be able to leave by mid morning. While packing up I wondered how we managed to drag half our motorhome contents into the hotel room? What a lot of stuff!
Sometimes the best laid plans never work out as expected and such was the case at Entegra. When we arrived around 10:30 a.m. and talked with our Service Coordinator, Owen, we were told that they had forgotten to do the undercoating so they wanted to do that before we left and it would take several hours. GRRRRR!
Although we were anxious to leave, it didn’t make sense not to have that done, no matter how long it was going to take. If need be, we could always stay in the parking lot at Entegra for one more night.
Long story short, we were finally able to leave around 2 p.m. Since it was such a late start, our destination would be White River Campground, a county campground in Cicero, IN, a distance of about 140 miles or a 2-1/2 hour drive on US-31S (our review). When I called, the woman in the office told me that they closed at 4:30 p.m. I assured her that we would be there well before that. Ha, what was I thinking? It was 4:25 p.m. when we pulled into the entrance but luckily the office was still open. After we checked in, we drove over to the site assigned to us (#10) in our van to see what it was like. Good thing! What were they thinking – it was way too small for a big rig! Of course by the time we made our way back to the office, it was closed – now what to do?? Luckily a nearby campground host was able to help us by telling us what sites were available for the night. After looking at them all, we ended up with back in site #92. It was a quiet evening.
The next morning we headed to our next destination, Louisville South KOA (our review) in Shepherdsville, KY where we would meet up with Betsy and Nancy. Although the campground wasn’t all that great (typical KOA), we enjoyed seeing Betsy and Nancy again. Shortly after their arrival that afternoon, Rob went to work replacing their water pump. Success!
To thank us, they took us out to dinner to the El Tarasco Mexican Restaurant, located not too far from the campground. We both had Chili Rellenos which came with a burrito, rice and refried beans. Very good!
The next morning at Betsy’s recommendation, we went to Frisch’s Big Boy. We always thought this was just a fast food joint but it isn’t – they have table service. It was Halloween so quite a few of the employees were dressed up in costumes. We both had two eggs, bacon, home fries and toast for $4.85. From there, we went to the Jim Beam Distillery which is part of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Read all about the reasons to visit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and our reviews of Jim Beam and other distilleries. Despite the fact that it was very crowded (being a Saturday and Halloween) and we had to wait well over an hour to take a tour, we thoroughly enjoyed it.
That night, Betsy and Nancy invited us to join them for dinner at the nearby Cattleman’s Roadhouse where we started our meal with my favorite thing, a Tower of Onion Rings ($6.99) followed by a 10 0z. Ribeye Steak. ($17.99) for me and a Pot Roast dinner for Rob ($11.99). Both meals were very good!
The next day we didn’t have any plans to do anything in particular. At lunch time the four of us headed over to one of Betsy’s lunch favorites – White Castle. Founded in 1921, White Castle is considered the first fast food chain in the US. This was our first visit to one. We both had four (they are pretty little) original cheese sliders (90¢ each) with an order of fries. For those of you like us who aren’t familiar with the White Castle Sliders, each slider is a steam grilled 100% beef burger (2″ x 2″) served on a steamed bun and topped with a pickle and onion. Quite tasty, different than the usual McDonald’s or Burger King burgers.
That night we all enjoyed a campfire. The following day, November 2nd we woke to major fog. But by the time we were ready to leave, it had lifted. Our next destination was Taylorsville State Park (our review) where we would continue bopping along the Bourbon Trail.