Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We Made It

We have had the best trip.  We set up yesterday, Colleen and Tim were waiting for us outside.  We will meet up with her at 9:30 this am.  We think we are going to be very happy here.  More to come.

Until next time...

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Chanute to Summit

This stop was not planned, but turned out great.  Chanute is where we bought our new 5th wheel three years ago.  Nuwa has turned into

They are not making Hitchhikers, but seem to be pushing Mobile Suites now.  They still have a service department where they will work on your rv.

There is a nice city park close by where we have stayed in the past. Your site is free for two nights, then ten dollars after that...water and electricity...not bad.

The lake is nearby...a nice little walk...with a bridge to cross. Prom night with lots of teens getting their picture taken. The lake was enlarged for the steam engine in 1911 as a water source, and later was turned over to the city along with the adjacent land and the 762 Steam Engine.

There isn't much to do in the little town except relax, and we needed that. I had been sick with allergies for a week before we left Texas. Chanute was a busy place when the railroad was active. There is a nice depot where the "Harvey Girls" were employed by none other than Fred Harvey, who started the first restaurant chain known as the Harvey House. He also owned hotels near the station for traveling guests in the Western U.S. He is responsible for the "blue plate special," where lunches were served on blue patterned China plates. The Harvey girls were female, white, single, well mannered, educated, between the ages of 18 to 30, and made $17.50 a month with room and board and gratuities.

Out our window, we were entertained by high school girls and boys teams playing softball. Some were quite good!!!

After nine days, we left with threats of hail and tornadoes. We got out of Dodge!!!

We stopped at a Walmart in Sioux City, Iowa. Easy to find, easy to get into, and had a very pleasant night.

We love our new truck, that with less traffic has made this trip the best ever!!!

We got on I 29 at Kansas City. We are now in Summit, S.D. at this quiet little town in a Passport America park with 260 more miles to get to our summer home at Sully's Hill National Game Preserve near Devils Lake, North Dakota.

Until next time...

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sunday Visit

Our youngest son, Mitchell, wife Michelle, granddaughter Lindsey, and grandson Joaquin, stopped by to see us April 12th, Joaquin's 7th birthday.  

They had attended a wedding in Tyler, and stopped by to see us.  I ran to Wal-mart and bought Joaquin a birthday cake...he was totally surprised.  We enjoyed our short will be November before we see them again.

It is now Wednesday...time to hit the road.  

The coreopsis were outstanding.

We were on the turnpike in Oklahoma where we stopped for fuel. We had breakfast, and heard someone call out our names.  This is Lloyd Pratt, married to my niece Brenda.  We bought him a cup of coffee and chatted with him for awhile.  It has been well over 25 years since we had seen him...what a surprise!!!  He was there filling the ATM machine and just happened to see us.  We planned to stay at a COE park west of Tulsa, and they were planning on bringing there motor home over to camp with us for the weekend. But...that park is no longer has turned into a Jellystone Park...and it was closed.

We decided to just keep on going North and stop in Chanute, Kansas for a few days...that is where we are now.

Lloyd and Brenda plan on traveling as well, we will just have to get together someplace, someday, sometime!!!  

Until next time...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Window of Opportunity

and we are going to take advantage of it.

We will be leaving Attwater and heading North tomorrow morning.
We had our traditional goodbye lunch with hugs and handshakes. Wallace is out busy wiping down the slides and we will move them in if it starts to rain again.

We could have stayed another week, but it is going to be raining here anyway...the rain has just stopped for the day, and there is a 20 percent chance tomorrow.  After that, big storms are moving in.

Until next time...