Sunday, July 25, 2010
We were up and on the road fairly early today. We only have about 4-1/2 hours to go on this last leg of our trip home. The trip was uneventful with only a couple of stops for fuel. Shadow took it all in stride and just rolled over and took a nap…lol
We took state highway 14 to hwy 160 to Springfield, MO and to I-44 west to hwy96 to Carthage, MO.
Then we turned north on Hwy 71 to Nevada, Mo.
At Nevada, we got on Hwy 54 west through Fort Scott, KS.
We even saw a Tin Man in front of this Store
We passed this RV Park…Mac checked it out a few months ago and spoke to the owner. He only has about 10 –12 sites but he has made it very nice and there is also a lake.
We took Hwy 3 at Bronson, KS because Mac didn’t want to follow a couple of trucks hauling some huge I-Beams. From there we turned west on Hwy 31 to Hwy 59 in to Garnett…whew..
We made it to the RV Park about 2:00 and got set up in our old site.
As I have said before, this park doesn’t have the “it” factor…no amenities…but for us it is perfect. The sites are nice with a small grass front yard, picnic table, and grill. The people are very friendly, and with Passport America it only costs us $12.50 per day +tax.
After getting set up we were off to the house to get started…we worked for about 2 hours. The house will be completely empty in a couple of days. We made arrangements to have the carpet cleaned on the 30th. We also are going to have someone come in and clean it from top to bottom because I just won’t have the time to get it done.
I think that catches me up to the weekend, and now I will only post a couple of times a week since we will be doing the same thing everyday…lol
Saturday, July 24, 2010
We were up and ready to leave pretty early this morning. We didn’t even unhook the RV from the truck last night. We maneuvered around the construction and got on 63 headed toward Springfield and then to Ozark, MO for the night.
We passed through several small towns and had a very nice drive. Very pretty country.
We made a couple of fuel and food stops.We took a shortcut around Springfield on a county road to Ozark, MO and Stage Stop RV Park. This park is just a gravel parking lot, but $20.00 a night and right behind Lambert’s Cafe made it good for us…lol. We didn’t unhook the RV from the truck again today, but got things set up and the RV level.
After cooling off, we headed over to Lambert’s for dinner. I had my usual, Chicken Fried Steak, and Mac had the Hot Beef Sandwich. Both were very good!.
This is what we took back to the RV for leftovers…
Back at the RV we just watched some TV and got online for awhile. Turned in early….tomorrow is our last travel day for awhile….
We were up early getting things ready for our travel day to West Memphis, AR, and an overnight stay at Tom Sawyer’s Mississippi River RV Park. Lisa & Tony came over for hugs & goodbyes.
We were on the road by 9:30 headed west toward Nashville…our trip was uneventful but seemed like it took a LONG time…we passed through Nashville with no problems…
made a few stops for fuel, food, and potty breaks…
finally we got to Memphis about the start of rush hour…uggh.. and then after working around road construction we arrived at Tom Sawyer’s. This is a nice park right on the Mississippi. We had a pull-thru site right on the river. We watched barges going up and down the river.
It was nice for an overnight or a short stay, but overnight, a terrible odor overcame us even made it into the RV…not sure where it came from but it was so bad that it made me ill just breathing. Not much sleep going on until early morning. We were up and outta there Thursday morning pretty early so that we could make it to Ozark, MO by mid afternoon.
We were up and no special plans made except to see a little more of the area. We headed over to Tony & Lisa’s to see if they had any suggestions. We were going to drive today.
We decided to go over to Dale Hollow Fish Hatchery and look around that area. I was going to see if I qualified for an Access Pass for Parks. I have a Handicap hanger for the truck because of nerve damage in my leg from a back surgery years ago…
Our next home…
Well with having my wallet card, I did qualify! I signed a couple of forms and walked out with my new card…we left there and just drove through more countryside talking about things that we could do while everyone is at Defeated in October. This is such pretty country, I could never get tired of looking around. But, it is really hot and humid…that I could do without…LOL.