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Thursday, November 11, 2010 - Frankfort KY

Barberry, Red Rock, East Chatham NY, August 31, 2010
Barberry, Red Rock, East Chatham NY, August 31, 2010

Enough already

I'm one of those travelers who much prefers backroads to the Interstate highway system s when I headed out for the winter I headed out across southern NY, down across PA, and into WV largely on secondary roads and got my faith in the local's driving skills reaffirmed.

Well now lemme tell ya; Pennsylvania and West Virginia have some pretty good and some mighty twisty roads through their endless mountain hollers. And what a hoot they are to drive and I've driven them before.

Posted speed limits are way more than adequate to get your blood flowing in a largely futile attempt to stay with the locals - especially driving this old RV! Those locals can DRIVE and drive fast and well. Little old ladies in subcompacts, good ol' boys in big pickups and heavy equipment haulers and dump trucks alike. Oh, and the school busses keep right up too.

Unlike folks on more civilized roads one can't let the mind wander and they don't. Their lane discipline is amazing in these unforgiving blind corners and thank-you-ma'ms. This kind of driving is WAY too much fun to ruin it splat against a hard place. These people have a skill set to be proud of.

Two days of this outrageous fun was about all I could take and once I emerged from the hollers this morning I hit the interstates and made such good time I might sleep west of the Mississippi tomorrow night. Not bad progress all things considered.

Night camp

Wal-Mart Supercenter in Frankfort KY

Walmart Supercenter Store #720, 301 Leonardwood Rd, Frankfort, KY 40601 - (502) 875-5533

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