Shelbyville to Kentucky Horse Farm
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It started out worrisome: no improvement in Ciao's battery status. Still showed "low amp". BLAH!
Mr. Bob at the Shelbyville park campground kindly recommended Doug's Tire Center "at the bottom of the hill." At least I could roll downhill to the shop if Ciao's new battery just quit.
Yes, that's right. NEW battery! I had a super-duper, Bluetop, Optima, 10 bazillion cold crank amps battery put on Ciao just before our trip so that we would not have ANY issues.
Doug determined the Alternator (replaced Nov. 2009, the day before entering Mexico- remember?) was the culprit. It was not charging and was likely flakey for awhile. A new one was installed within an hour- problem solved! TA-DA!!! Superhero Award of the Day to Doug and helpers!
Rolling on down the highway- we make it to the Kentucky Horse Farm in Lexington!
"Festival of the Bluegrass" was held there this weekend! All 277 camping sites are booked, but for $18 we got Primitive camping.
We got discounted tickets at the campground office to the Kentucky Horse Park, which was a great afternoon admiring champion horses and seeing the Parade of Breeds. It was all very well done.
Then a massive thunderstorm rolled in. So we went to a safe location: The gift shop! I saved at least a day of doing laundry by getting a t-shirt and we got horse-loving Grammie a gift. Bourbon balls, mint jelup chocolate bars, KY fudge... how did we live without these?
Finally, we biked back to the RV for some campfire fun with hot dogs and s'mores. It was a beautiful evening with Ciao's perfect spot under some trees in a clover meadow. Lovely!
A late night thunderstorm made us glad we'd already loaded the bikes back on Ciao. And that we were in an RV, rather than a tent!