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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Trip Over and Back to Amazon

Location: Campbellsville, KY (High 89, Low 70)

Our last two days of the trip went very well. This is the route that we took home from Texas last spring and we found it so much easier maplelakes2than the way we went last year through West Virginia. For a couple of reasons…there were no downgrades to speak of, other than normal ups and downs. Also, there’s a better selection of campgrounds in Ohio than I have ever found in Virginia and West Virginia. I suspect we will be taking this route every year.

We stayed at two new campgrounds…

maplelakesMaple Lakes in Seville, OH…




and Cedarbrook in Lebanon, OH.







From Lebanon it was a pretty quick 200 mile trip to Campbellsville, KY. I75 rest stopWe lucked out with pretty good weather for the entire trip, other than a few rain showers the first couple of days. We made a point of stopping for lunch at a rest area each day to stretch our legs and break up the trip.


We arrived at Heartland Campground in Campbellsville yesterday heartland1afternoon. From Lexington, KY onward the roads looked pretty familiar, and it was nice to come into town and know where we were going. Heartland is all gravel with spaces marked out in stones painted in white lines. The sites are surprisingly large. We have enough room on the side to pull in our truck. I think our site here may even be larger than the one we had last year at Lakeway. There’s no green at all, but we knew and expected that.

The real benefit is….

amazon3proximity to the job!

This is the view from our rig. That white building seen in the distance is Amazon.




Here’s a closer view from the end of the campground road.




Looking back at the campground from the road…



We have our first day today, which will consist of Orientation and Safety School. I expect that a lot of information will be familiar from last year. There’s certainly a lot more comfort level this year, as we already have a good idea what to expect – although I am hoping that our running over the past few months will help to reduce the number of aches and pains!!


  1. It seems like a good reason to keep in shape, or is it a good way to keep in shape for summer fun!

  2. Good luck, I'm sure it will be 'old hat' by the end of the week. George will see you in a week or so!