Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Water, Cherries and Space

June 17-22, 2018
Bull Run Regional Park Campground
Centreville, Virginia

After we left Springfield, Illinois we continued to drive east until we arrived in Virginia on Sunday.  The weather got hotter and more humid as we drove east.  Yesterday was so hot that after we ran a few errands we all went to the water park. 
















Troy had a great time but I refused to go down the big slides or stand in the splash area while a large bucket dumped 500 gallons of water on me.









Today we went to pick cherries with Derek, Sarah and Sofia at the farm where they get their fruits and vegetables.  There were so many cherries on the trees that it was pretty easy picking.  Unfortunately the sweet cherries were done and today it was the tart cherries that were ripe.  We didn't eat while we picked but these cherries will make excellent jam.










After filling our buckets with cherries were were pleased to see the arrival of the tractor and wagons for the ride down the hill.










The farm had many activities that were popular with kids and a few things for the adults also.












Troy was trying to make a "corn angel" in this play pit filled with dry corn.











After enjoying a delicious crab cake lunch we went to the Air and Space Museum.  Luckily the severe weather passed by while we were inside.









Troy raced Dave up the three story ramp only to find when he got to the top that Dave took the elevator.  Troy thought that was cheating.  Dave thought it was smart.

























Thursday, June 14, 2018

Land of Lincoln

June 13-14, 2018
Illinois State Fairgrounds RV Park
Springfield, Illinois




Abraham Lincoln filled our itinerary for today.  We started with the Lincoln Home Historic Site and then walked around the Lincoln neighborhood.












I don't think I could sleep in this room with the busy wallpaper.












At the Lincoln Museum Troy joined the Lincoln family on their trip to Washington.














Entering the log cabin area at the museum.














































We ended the day at Lincoln's Tomb.  If a person rubs Lincoln's nose on this statue it is supposed to bring good luck.  Troy only managed to touch his whiskers so I hope that doesn't mean bad luck.


Tomorrow we continue our trip and head east once again.












Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Spam & Etc.

June 3-13, 2018
Tilly's RV Park
Oronoco, Minnesota







Once we arrived in the Rochester area, most of our time was spent with family and friends.  It has been a long time since we have spent so much time at playgrounds and parks.  Our last day in Rochester we went to the Spam Museum in Austin. 













The kids had a great time even if they had never heard of Spam.  It is rather difficult to explain Spam to a 3 year old. 


Thoran spent most of his time in the kitchen.  Since I don't like to cook, I think it would be wonderful to have a chef in the family someday.







Today is our first day back on the road in a while.  Troy is traveling with us as we head east to Washington DC and Delaware.  Tomorrow we will go to the Lincoln sites in Springfield, IL.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

The Party's Over

June 2, 2018
Osceola Lakeside Resort RV Park
Osceola, Iowa


Are we ever tired! We had a busy time with the Escapees at the annual rally.  It's great to make new friends and see friends you haven't seen in a while. Both Dave and I worked every day and when the social time with friends is added there wasn't much time to rest or take photos.






Dave was fortunate to have a golf cart so at least his feet didn't get worn out.  He was on the security team but without any official authority, I guess the most he could do was shake his cane as he rode past.







Luckily the rain didn't interfere with any scheduled activities but the weather was very hot and humid most of the time.  I was glad to be working on seminars so I spent my days in air-conditioned comfort.  Dave was outside so he got to enjoy the heat and humidity.  I don't think those golf carts went fast enough to generate much breeze.







We left Missouri this morning after the rain stopped and before we sunk any deeper into the grass.  We have one more day to rest up before we get to Minnesota and the grand kids exhaust us even more.





Friday, May 25, 2018

Gremlin Infestation

May 24 - June 2, 2018
Missouri State Fairgrounds
Sedalia, Missouri

After many frustrating days I think I have finally rid my computer and Facebook account of the devious creatures that have been messing up my posts.  Obviously it couldn't have been anything I did wrong so what else could it be but some annoying pest that had taken up residence in my system?

Since my last post we have traveled from San Antonio, Texas to Sedalia, Missouri and will stay here a little over a week for an RV rally.  We experienced some unusual campgrounds along the way.





In Oklahoma we stayed at Turner Falls Park. 













From the write-up it sounded pretty nice with swimming holes and a picturesque creek running through the wooded park.  






 




The park also had the largest waterfall in Oklahoma and many nice walking areas.





























What the brochure neglected to mention was that the road to the campground went through the creek.











I thought it was kind of cool to see our RV walk on water.










The park we stayed at in Springfield, Missouri was close to busy roads but we thought it would be OK.  Just as we were getting used to the noise, a train whistle blew and a train rumbled by shaking everything.  The trains not only blew their whistles when going by but they also blew their whistles at other trains.  We were discussing if we remembered to pack ear plugs when a plane flew over about 100 feet above our heads and we discovered we were under the final approach to the airport.  You've heard of planes, trains and automobiles?

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Gremlin Infestation

May 24 - June 2, 2018
Missouri State Fairgrounds
Sedalia, Missouri

After many frustrating days I think I have finally rid my computer and Facebook account of the devious creatures that have been messing up my posts.  Obviously it couldn't have been anything I did wrong so what else could it be but some annoying pest that had taken up residence in my system?

Since my last post we have traveled from San Antonio, Texas to Sedalia, Missouri and will stay here a little over a week for an RV rally.  We experienced some unusual campgrounds along the way.





In Oklahoma we stayed at Turner Falls Park. 













From the write-up it sounded pretty nice with swimming holes and a picturesque creek running through the wooded park.  






 




The park also had the largest waterfall in Oklahoma and many nice walking areas.





























What the brochure neglected to mention was that the road to the campground went through the creek.











I thought it was kind of cool to see our RV walk on water.










The park we stayed at in Springfield, Missouri was close to busy roads but we thought it would be OK.  Just as we were getting used to the noise, a train whistle blew and a train rumbled by shaking everything.  The trains not only blew their whistles when going by but they also blew their whistles at other trains.  We were discussing if we remembered to pack ear plugs when a plane flew over about 100 feet above our heads and we discovered we were under the final approach to the airport.  You've heard of planes, trains and automobiles?

Gremlin Infestation

May 24 - June 2, 2018
Missouri State Fairgrounds
Sedalia, Missouri


After many frustrating days I think I have finally rid my computer and Facebook account of the devious creatures that have been messing up my posts.  Obviously it couldn't have been anything I did wrong so what else could it be but some annoying pest that had taken up residence in my system?

Since my last post we have traveled from San Antonio, Texas to Sedalia, Missouri and will stay here a little over a week for an RV rally.  We experienced some unusual campgrounds along the way.





In Oklahoma we stayed at Turner Falls Park. 













From the write-up it sounded pretty nice with swimming holes and a picturesque creek running through the wooded park.  





 




The park also had the largest waterfall in Oklahoma and many nice walking areas.




























What the brochure neglected to mention was that the road to the campground went through the creek.











I thought it was kind of cool to see our RV walk on water.










The park we stayed at in Springfield, Missouri was close to busy roads but we thought it would be OK.  Just as we were getting used to the noise, a train whistle blew and a train rumbled by shaking everything.  The trains not only blew their whistles when going by but they also blew their whistles at other trains.  We were discussing if we remembered to pack ear plugs when a plane flew over about 100 feet above our heads and we discovered we were under the final approach to the airport.  You've heard of planes, trains and automobiles?