Wanderings and Side Trips travel blog

The nicest campground at Melvern Lake

The view from our back window

and from our front door

caught this dew-laden cobweb one morning

This is loop B - across the pond:)

Loop A - that's us on the left:)

Anyone know what this is? There were several on the ponds.

Loop C - 50 amp full hookups


On Thursday, we moved to Melvern Lake COE just west of Emporia, Kansas. We awoke to a stormy, wet day, but decided to push on regardless. As we neared Ft. Scott, it got really dark and fierce looking. By the time we reached Yates Center and turned north, the sun was out and we had a beautiful trip through the Flint Hills of Kansas. Lots of rolling green hills with a smattering of trees and lots of little streams and ponds. I could get used to this place:)

We had heard from several people about the nice campground at Melvern Lake and so we wanted to check it out. They were not wrong. It's a beautiful place. We had reserved a spot on Loop A because on the reservation map, it was the only one with no trees. We always need a clear view to the southern sky for out satellite dishes. As we investigated the rest of the park one day, we found we could find our signal just fine from about any space. Loop B across the pond from us had some waterside spots we really liked so we jotted down those numbers as well as a couple of different spaces in Loop A. Loop C is not a desirable place for us, but it you need/want 50 amp, that is the only place for you:) The spaces are pretty crowded, lots of trees, no view (except the next RV).

Of course it rained every day except the day we left. This was the first time since we left home about 6 weeks ago that we had been alone, so we were looking at just relaxing and getting caught up on some business and computer work. On the weekend, the park was full, but by Sunday evening, it had cleared out. There were two other RVs besides us in our loop.

Sunday morning we drove about 20 miles south to church in Burlington. Very nice people and nice ward. We are getting close enough to home now that we don't have to explain where Tribune is. Most people have at least heard of it:) We even met one man who had lived in Colby and Oakley for a while:)

Wes' classmate, Ed Hampton, lives in Gardner which was about 60 miles from us. He had emailed asking us to come for a visit. I thought his wife was still working, so I stayed home and got some chores done. Wes drove in on Monday and they had a good visit.

This morning was the first sunny day we had here at the lake. We really wanted to extend our stay and enjoy the warmth and sun, but we had doctor appointments etc at our next stop. We had a very nice drive to our daughter's and are parked in their driveway for a few days. We have a busy week planned:) Lots of shopping and lunching to catch up on:)



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