Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog


In spite of a few periods of heavy rain and strong wind, which rocked the RV, we slept until 6:30 this morning.

Breakfast consisted of coffee and some toast, and then we worked at getting ready for the day.

With everything, including ourselves, cleaned up, we relaxed with our Kindle books.

The plan was for us to drive over to Oklahoma City to pick up the new fridge, and we were disappointed that we had heard nothing by 12:00 noon.

We are anxious to be back in Missouri with family. We miss the grandkids terribly and can hardly wait to give them a huge hug.

Around 4:00 PM we heard that our new fridge had arrived and was waiting for us to pick it up in Oklahoma City.

However, by that time, several tornados were on the ground southwest of the City and parts of the turnpike were closed.

We worked out a plan with Slade & Alicia.

They will move our RV into the shop tomorrow morning to complete the minor repairs we need to have taken care of, while Marilyn & I are on the road to pick up the new fridge.

Now the new fridge will be installed on Friday and we hope to get on the road toward “home” on Saturday.

That would put us back in Hannibal on Monday, but we have to keep an eye on the weather because storms are forecast all along our route through Monday.

Marilyn & I plan to get back here early in the afternoon tomorrow and then visit the Route 66 Museum, followed by dinner at Simon’s Catch, which is a fine Catfish place we have visited in the past.

Before I leave this journal entry, I want to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to all of you, friends and family who sent messages, called, or sent a text message yesterday concerning my journal entry about our daughter, Kelly.

Although we are “stuck” for a few more days, getting work done on the RV, we are safe and comfortable, even while surrounded by nasty, even dangerous, weather.

Hopefully, we’ll be back in Hannibal soon, sharing big hugs with those grandkids, family and friends.

Please keep your loved ones in prayer.

Life is Good!



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