Ed & Marilyn 'The Happy Wanderers' travel blog


With both, Marilyn & I, enjoying a day off from the work-camping duty, we looked forward to seeing friends, Jesse & Ginger, who were driving here from their campsite at Indian Creek.

They arrived a few minutes after 12:00 noon, and we sat together outdoors, visiting, until it was time to go have some lunch.

We had selected a place we had not been before, called the Hannibal Brewery. They advertise “Brew, Blues, and Bar-B-Q”, but the music was more hard metal rock than blues. The food and the brew were good, but the music was loud enough to make conversation difficult.

We drove around a bit after lunch, making a stop at “Lover’s Leap” for the fine view of Hannibal and the Mississippi River.

Back at the RV we all sat outdoors in the bright sunshine, continuing our visit and watching Bella play in the expansive yard next to our RV.

It was around 4:00 when our friends headed back to their Campground.

Marilyn & I went indoors, where an invitation from Julie at the Mansion waited for us. She & John invited us to come out to the Mansion for a cocktail and some talk.

We had not seen these good friends since we arrived back in Hannibal, so we were delighted and wasted no time getting back into the car for the drive out to the Garth Mansion.

We sat with John & Julie, getting caught up, since we left back in early June.

Julie informed us that she had an impromptu dinner in the oven and we were staying to share, what was bound to be a fine meal.

It was around 8:30 when we finished dinner, which was delicious.

In fact, the awesome salad, with smoked salmon, artichoke hearts, etc, was great, and the pasta dish of stuffed shells with a red sauce and cheese had us so full that we had to pass on the cheesecake dessert.

There was some conversation about our friends, John & Julie, paying us a visit down in the Rio Grande Valley this coming December, and that would be wonderful.

It would be a delight to introduce them to our friends there, and vice versa.

So, that is the way our fine day progressed.

Life is Good!



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