Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog


We remained in “Travel Mode” while we were staying in Topeka.

Part of that mode is to unplug our clock and put it away. We didn’t bother to plug it in and reset the time just for an overnight or two.

The result of that is that we have no idea what time it is when we wake up, unless we can see a bit of daylight, which would indicate that it is at least 5:15 in the morning.

Marilyn tossed around in the bed until she was successful at waking me this morning.

Once she suspected I might be awake she asked “What time is it?”

“It’s still dark so I don’t care what time it is.”

After that I found it hard to go back to sleep, so I got up, grabbed my wrist watch and went off to the bathroom.

OK it is 10 to 5:00 I thought to myself.

Time to get up and get going!

Soon we were sipping our morning coffee and then we got busy.

We enjoyed the time we spent with friends in Topeka but pulled out of Deer Creek Valley RV Park right at 7:00 this morning.

Five hours later we arrived at High Plains Campground in Oakley, KS.

We were set up within a few minutes and walked over to the Colonial Steak House for lunch.

The buffet was delicious with everything fresh. The fried chicken and fried fish were awesome and I had to have 2 large pieces of each one. Mashed potatoes and gravy along with vegetables, a salad bar (The pickled beets were just like my grandmother used to make) and hot rolls.

If you ever stay here at High Plains Campground, you really should try that buffet.

The temperature at Topeka yesterday was in the 90’s and we were shocked when we got out of the truck here in Oakley. The temperature was in the 60 degree range with a strong, cold wind blowing 30 to 40 mph.

Marilyn & I both grabbed a jacket and it felt really good!

The wind continues to blow quite hard and the RV shakes a bit now and then, but we are snug as a bug inside.

We had refueled the truck across the street before pulling in to the campground so we are ready to get on the road as soon as we can tomorrow morning.

Our good friend Ginger called to let us know that we would be in Site #20 for tomorrow night and Sunday night, before moving up to our site #82 on Monday.

We sure will be glad to get all set up for the summer at Mountaindale.

That crisp, clean, mountain air, the smell of pine trees, the scenery, wildlife, and a variety of things to do, make Mountaindale a wonderful place to be, let alone the huge Sites in this awesome RV resort, along with the amenities.

Wow! We just can hardly wait to get there.

Life is Good!



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