Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog


With a travel day planned for today, we had things well prepared before we went to bed last night.

Speaking of last night, we had a phone call from my nephew, John. We talked for about an hour and it was so good to hear from John. Gosh, how we miss him. He is in the army special forces at Ft Bragg, NC. We sure hope to see him before too long. He sent his love to Jen, Steve and Colby before he hung up the phone.

Marilyn & I were up at 6:00 this morning and pulled out of the RV Park at 6:45 A.M.

We arrived at Liberty RV right at 8:30 and they began working on our rig at 9:00.

They replaced a spray assembly on our toilet, fixed the bedroom lights, replaced a broken latch on one of the mirrored closet doors, repaired the slide portion of the drawer under the fridge (That drawer holds our cooking pots and pans), and did some caulking of seams around the front cap on the RV.

We paid the bill, making us $311.00 poorer, and were heading north on I-35 just a few minutes after 12 noon.

We stopped in Cameron, MO for fuel and a bite of lunch, then headed east, determined not to stop until we reached Hannibal.

Jennifer called once to check on us and was excited to discover that we were approaching Macon, MO, about an hour and a half from Hannibal.

We called Jennifer when we passed Monroe City, as she had requested we do, and we pulled into the Mark Twain Cave Campground right at 3:30 PM.

Jennifer and Colby arrived before we were unhooked from the truck, but one hour later, by 4:30, the gals and Colby left me to finish up a few minor things as they walked across the parking lot to the gift shop. Colby was the main interest of everyone as the ladies oohed and aahed at Colby. The gals then took Colby away from his fans and drove to Wal-Mart and then went to Papa John's to pick up a pizza.

We went to see Linda as soon as we were parked, then Chuck came over to say hello, followed by John and then Roy. It is so nice to see everyone again, but Jen & Colby were the top priority!

We have the windows and the door open, in spite of the cool weather and the gray overcast sky. The creek is nearly full and the sound of the water rushing down that creek will lull us to sleep tonight.

Everything is so green, as all the trees are budding out. I’ll be hunting mushrooms with Jeff as soon as we have some time. He has been finding a few and he knows where they are. Yahoo!

I will go through the cave tomorrow and begin giving tours as needed, on Thursday.

They have a steady stream of school groups coming through here this time of year.

Well, the girls and Colby will be back in a few minutes so I’ll get this wrapped up. It is so good to be able to give hugs to Jen & Colby again. We hope to see Steve soon.

I promise to start getting pictures back on here for you readers. Maybe even tomorrow.

We are happy to be back “home”, and now we’ll just have to wait for morning to see what adventures tomorrow has in store…..



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