Good morning! We leave at 805a. Estimated drive time 6h. It will be much longer especially with Toronto traffic.
Definitely on the correct highway.
Exciting times! This will be the first time, while fueling, we are getting Bailey’s tire pressures checked. Stop at 1020a. Dude says it takes 5-6 minutes – not enough time to brew another pot of coffee.
Josh, our tech hard at work
Josh points out we are missing a hub. It was there when Allan did his circle check. Hope it didn’t cause chaos when it flew off.
Fast forwardto September 07: $284.70 and a drive to Barrie to pick up the parts, Allan istalled the hub.Bailey’s report card! Some tire pressures did require attention. 5-6 minutes ended up taking 40 minutes. We can’t figure out how they do this service and only charge $5.00.
Approaching Canada using the Sarnia crossing.
Yahoo – almost no wait.
Gotta to love Toronto traffic, NOT. So close yet so far from home.
After much more traffic we arrive back in Sutton at 435p. Bailey is back in her stop for a rest. Look at Allan go!! Mileage: Start 53,442 End 57,215 Trip total: 3,773km
We’d like to explore nearby town, Marshall so head to the office to ask about Ubers. The skies look angry but we are optimistic. The lady in the office declares “It will rain” She doesn’t want us to get stuck in Marshall with no cover. We heed her advise and decide to instead explore the park.
Tires as decoration? Farmer Mary-Ann
Oh look a slide!
Rain forecasted all day. We decide to not unpack the Traeger. We purchase a can of cooked turkey so if it continues raining we’ll cook indoors.
Here comes the rain
What do you do when it rains most of the day?
Still rainingIndoor cooking for sure.
Whoops, we do not have a can opener. Improvise!
Allan using his culinary skills to create a turkey stir fry.
Day begins with the helicopter arriving. Helicopter
K&N Nascar up next but first a bevvy
Lined up Let’s go racing
With a little help from my friendsWrong direction!
Opening ceremonies includes the Corvettes taking the drivers around the track after intros. After the flag ceremony the announcer asked all present & past military remain standing to be recognized. Wish us Canadians would honour our military more.
And we’re racing!And we’re goofy excited! Us Vrooom
Not happy with the race results. Takuma Sato @TakumaSatoRacershould have been suspended from this race after he caused the lap one crash in @poconoraceway last week.
At least we went from this to this
I’m officially this year’s With 2 races remaining, Allan’s driver @AlexanderRossi is 3rd with 517 points; @FRosenqvist is 10th with 324 points. Even with double points for the last race it is mathematically impossible for me to win.
The spots are all 50’ long by 15’ wide. We plan to leave as much space as possible in front of Bailey and use it for the Traeger, eating table and chairs. Nope that will not work because the front is water/mud covered. We can’t use the side either as Bailey is 13’ when the slides are out. We hope it will dry up as now the sun is kind of up.
We head out on a fact-finding mission to determine where the tunnel to the pits is and find our seats. Today is vendor set up day; we hope to find some discarded boxes to lay above the water/mud broth.
We find the tunnel; it is not people friendly as there is no sidewalk; hopefully there is a people tunnel. We climb up to our seats. Allan selected well; we can see the entire track. We are smiling now.
We had back and do come across an unpacking vendor who is happy to give us boxes. Heading back it begins to pour and pour.
Weather man Allan, checks the app and reports it will only rain for a few minutes then clear up. He begins and the rain pours even more. Such downpour. I believe Allan Tragers, bestest, moistest, meats as he has the most experience cooking in the rain on this trip.
810a leave time today, km 54,930. Thought we’d get an earlier start cause I woke up/got up at 415a. Maybe a little excited? Allan awoke early for him, 5ish. Being on vacation rules rarely any urgency to do anything.
Super narrow roads leaving but not as bad as coming. No gravel roads leaving 🙂
Been awhile since we’ve travelled narrow lanes, NOT Entering Indiana even though I can’t go back thereNext home town?
View from the back of Bailey as I pour coffee.
Approaching Terre Haute getting cloudier and cloudier
Stop at Krogers for groceries. No photos, my much loved, vintage iPhone is not water resistant.
Make it to KOA, set up in the pouring rain. Bought a rotisserie chicken so no Traeger tonight, Pouring!! Wish the photo would depict the downpour.As the rules state…Had the delicious rotisserie chicken and wonder of wonders the sun is out. This is me working on the blog, outside NO rain Walk around the park and find a rental teepee
Fire time but how do you uninvite sweat bees Allan is doing his best to let them know they are not welcome.
Our first Fire with added colour, perhaps a waste of 1.29US which = 19.99Cdn, but we are loving it.
Remembered to take Bailey’s photo @LovesTravelStop
We follow the GPS, can this be right? Gravel, very narrow roads – KOAs are normally close to the highway not Koa Sunbury A visit to their site warns of a covered bridge. Happy we unknowingly avoided that.
Nice scenery but this was our today’s WTF. Minor compared to most days.
We arrive, set up and wander around.
We find some goats and pigs. Pig is a bit shy.
We find the onsite wedding chapel. Then fire building time.
Next dinner, more fire and although a bad photo, we re-watch the Pocono race on the outdoor TV.
Took a stroll to the outfield, pit and paddock. Crazy nuts today, people everywhere. There are 250 Corvettes on display. I believe Vettes should be driven not continually polished for show but that’s just me.
Sights and sounds galore.
My favourite all time racer, now IndyCar announcer @paultracy3
Scary incident in corner 2, first lap Crash took out both Allan’s driver and mine. That’s Felix caught up on the fence and then on the hook. He was taken to hospital for testing and released. Happy there were no injuries.
Clean up complete, race restarts. More like parade laps, but hey it’s still so much fun being here. To quote Allan …
530p Thunder & Lightening, helicopter grounded We know what that means,
537p Cars being confiscated (yes that was what the Indy Officials said) to the garage area
546p Race checkered flagged. Will Power the winner.