May 10, 2008
|Yesterday was another day of cool weather with light rain, but in the afternoon the sun peeked out and the clouds drifted away, leaving us with brilliant sunshine. Marilyn & I had our morning coffee while discussing the adventures of our friends who are on the road traveling to exotic places.
I then dressed in my "Cave suit" to go help out at the Mark Twain Cave. It was another chaotic day with 500 to 700 school kids visiting for their class trips. I led two tours before lunch and then was called back from lunch after being away for 20 minutes. When I walked back in, the fun began. I had three more tours which were back to back to back. No time to rest or even go to the bathroom between groups. It was amazing! It was nearly impossible to walk through the masses of young people in the gift shop.
All of the groups I had were larger than normal except the final group of the day and all of them were very well behaved kids. They were a delight to have along.
When I finally finished a few minutes before four PM, Marilyn & Colby were waiting for me.
I talked and played with Colby for a few minutes, then Marilyn fed him while I changed clothes. After that we put Colby into his car seat and loaded things into the car for a trip to the farm.
We arrived at the farm and found Steve still working outside, trimming the grass, etc. He had everything looking really nice for the cook out today, following the baptism.
Marilyn & I returned to the campground with a stop off to pick up a pizza for dinner.
We watched a little TV and I went to bed early. I was whipped from the five tours in the cave and hit the sack. I tried to watch the Cardinals and Brewers ball game but fell asleep.
So, yesterday was a busy day, and today will be quite busy as well. The difference is that today we are doing family things. Marilyn has prepared macaroni salad, baked beans and lemonade for the cook out.
We have had requests for our date of arrival in Colorado and where we will be. So, here is the info: We plan to arrive at the Mountaindale Cabins and RV Resort southwest of Colorado Springs on June 20th. We will be in site #72 for the next 2 and 1/2 months, staying until just after labor day, before making our way back to Hannibal for awhile.
Then we are off to the Rio Grande Valley for the winter. This is a tough life, being retired and living the full time RV lifestyle, but someone has to do it. :)
By the way, if any of you are in the neighborhood, drop by to say hello. Just send us a message to let us know that you are coming, so that we will be home.
Well, dear readers, our day has begun so I had better get busy. Yesterday was a good day and today we just can't wait to see what adventures this day has in store.....