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...