2015 Travels travel blog

Carpes at the Amana Colony RV Park

Our initial route was thru Iowa's farm country

Amana Colony RV campgrounds

Mon, 27 July: Back on the road again...

Full time RVing is often a mix of enjoying time in one place and being on the road going to another place. After three weeks parked at the Winnebago Rally Grounds it is finally time to roll those tires.

We awoke on our own a bit after six and lazed in bed for a bit longer. It is strange how, when the alarm wakes you at six it's a bummer, but OK when you arise on your own. Guess its human nature not to want a machine to tell us what to do...

We brewed a pot of tea and enjoyed a nice breakfast. Then it was time to get the coach ready for the road after three weeks in one place. "Stuff" comes out of its appointed storage place and stays out. But, before we can roll wheels "stuff" must be put back.

We got things ready, connected the car, and moved the coach to the dump station. It had been a week since we got pumped out by the "honey wagon" and there was no point in taking it with us.

Once dumped we were ready to go. At 0900 straight up Bob pulled out of the Rally Grounds and pointed Carpe's nose south. After some zigs and zags on country roads we headed south on I 35 a few miles to Iowa 27, also known as "The Saints Highway" (because it connects Saint Paul (Minnesota) with Saint Louis (Missouri).

At Cedar Rapids we left the "Saints" on US 218 for a few miles west to US 151 south to Amana Iowa. North of town we left the federal highway and drove a short distance to the Amana Colony RV Park, a very nice Passport America ½ off park. We've stayed here before and have always enjoyed the experience. This is no exception as we have a pull thru 50 amp site with water.

We arrived about half past noon, so once set up lunch was our second priority (our first priority was turning on the air conditioning as it was in the low eighties with 100% humidity). After lunch we headed to the laundry to finish catching up on laundry.

It is now a few minutes before four and the weather is looking a bit threatening with thunderstorms heading our way. The laundry is finished and we anticipate an early Happy Hour.

We're here overnite and will continue to Moscow tomorrow. It is only fifty-some miles so we'll probably make morning a run to the Amana Meat Market for some of their fantastic sausages before leaving.

Today's drive was 186 miles with an overal fuel economy of 7½ mpg.

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