Sunday, September 27, 2009

Goodbye Titusville

Well we’ve completed our last visit and it’s time to start headin’ south towards our Smoky Mountain home. At this point we will probably only take a few days to reach our next destination in Spring City, TN. Our friends Margie & Odean will be surprised and happy to see us as we are to see them.

We stayed at the Big Red Barn at Don & Jessie’s for the last five days and visited with them. One day Linda and I went for a walk down to Drake Well State Park, birthplace of the oil industry, like we usually do. Instead of walking the bike trail that spans between Drake Well Park and Oil Creek State Park, we walked the levee that surrounds Drake Well Park. During our walk we passed all the early drilling, pumping and storage equipment located in the park. They still have pumps working today run by a big one cylinder motor and powered by push rods. If your in the area it is worth a stop to see the park, as it is quite interesting to see the innovative ideas they came up with.

This year is the 150th Anniversary of the discovery of oil and this summer they have had quite a celebration all summer long. When we last were here they were putting the finishing touches on a mural in downtown commemorating the anniversary. It seemed like they went from blank walls to finished in just a few days and it is beautiful.

The Titusville Commemorative Mural

The Titusville Commemorative Mural

Our days here have been relaxing and we’re ready to “Hit the road” again. Linda & I have slept so well here that we both commented on it this mornin’. One would think being retired and being able to travel that we would have little on minds to wake us or keep us awake. I can’t speak for the other half but I sometimes seem to still think about things that I need to get done, or things we have to squeeze into our schedule. I guess it’s just human nature. Lets hope we continue in this pattern of restful sleep.

Well see what the next leg of our journey brings. Hope to see ya’ down the road as we’re;

Dancin’ on the Wind.

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