It was time to leave our friends in Radcliff, Kentucky and begin our adventure. We got a bit of a late start and only made it about 3 hours this first day. We decided to camp for the night in Henry Horton, a Tennessee state park. Beautiful and wooded, we were the only campers in the place. A brief visit from the park ranger and we were paid for the night. The bathrooms were immaculate. It appeared they had been newly constructed.
This was the first night in the pop up. We were definite newbies to pop up camping. We were unable to unhook the pop up from the car and even though the camp site had power, we had no idea how to hook up the pop up to the power source. Layering clothing and blankets we all huddled together in the one bed we were able to extend. It was cold and sleepless night. We had concerns regarding staying in a pop up with Truman (our young son) during such extreme weather, but we survived the night no worse for wear and staying in a camp ground only cost us $21. Below is a photo of Brian and Truman all bundled up and prepared for a very cold night.