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Oct 21, 2018 - Travel Day Again

Travel Day Again! We were up at 5:00 and shared our coffee as we talked about the things we needed to do in order to be back on the road by our planned 8:00 AM departure. As soon as it was light enough outdoors, I was out in the 29 degree temperature getting ready to go. The hardest part was rolling up a 50 foot water hose and the power cord. The water hose ended up all over the basement storage bay as it refused to remain coiled in any normal manner. The power cord was stiff from the cold temperatures and difficult to coil and stow in the...

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Sep 28, 2018 - Through Kansas and to MO

Date: September 28, 2018 Tonight’s Location: Carthage, MO Campground: Coachlight RV Mileage: End - 45846 Start - 45377 Total Miles for the day: 469 Weather: lots of wind early, then after lunch Temperature: start 48º High 73º Wildlife count: Year List: 354 Birds: Red-tailed Hawk – MANY of them, Meadowlarks, Huge flocks of blackbirds in migration – murmurations. Yellow-headed blackbird, American Crows After breakfast at McDs, we left around 8am. The sky looked angry, but the rain that was promised held off until we left central Kansas....

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Wyoming 2018

Oct 30, 2017 - On the Road Again to Carthage, MO

After nearly six months staying in one place, we are on the road again. Today we traveled from Hannibal to Carthage, Missouri, a distance of 307 miles. It is fun to recall the excitement of travel with the RV when we first began back in September of 2006. We have sure enjoyed the full-time RV lifestyle and now find ourselves on the way to our winter home at Retama Village in Mission, Texas. We left the Mark Twain Cave Campground in Hannibal at 8:05 this morning, in a light rain which made windshield wipers a part of the morning. The rain...

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Oct 10, 2017 - Home Again - looking great here

Date: October 9, 2017 Tonight’s Location: home Campground: home Mileage: End - 20620 Start - 20515 Total Miles for the day: 105 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 57 º High 87º Wildlife count: Gray Squirrel Year List: 344 Birds: Pileated Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker We arrived at Storage World around 10am, and checked in easily. We unloaded laundry and bedding and headed for home. What a surprise. There is NO mold – the little dehumidifier really worked great. Our first task was to sweep up the few dead bugs, and...

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Oct 9, 2017 - Onward We Go

Our last post was written on Saturday morning and we drove through the day to arrive in Oklahoma City that night. We wanted to be OKC for Sunday worship. On our last visit to this thriving capitol city we attended a UCC church, The Church of the Open Arms, and we were anxious to worship there again. Open Arms is an inclusive church with a multigenerational congregation. What interested me is the layout of the Sanctuary. No pews, the people sit in chairs set up in a large semi-circle long ways in the room. The Communion table, instead of...

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Oct 8, 2017 - LONG trip across Kansas

Date: October 8, 2017 Tonight’s Location: Carthage, MO Campground: Coachlight RV Mileage: End - 20488 Start - 20016 Total Miles for the day: 472 Weather: sunny, a little wind Temperature: start 45º High º82 Wildlife count: box turtle on highway Year List: 341 Birds: lot of Red-tailed Hawks, Franklin Gulls We were up and gone by a little after 7am, even though first light was not to be until 7:20 – there was a little red in the east, and with our lights, it was easy to hook-up and get on the road – we knew we had a long day. Mostly, it...

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Nov 18, 2016 - On the road again...

Date: November 18, 2016 Tonight’s Location: Carthage, MO Campground: Coachlight RV Mileage: End - Start - Total Miles for the day: 100 miles Weather: very windy Temperature: start 70º High 70º, temps decreasing all day Wildlife count: Year List: 337 Birds: Tufted Titmouse Nothing about our time after Wyoming has been as we had planned. We brought the RV to Coachlight RV service for a few warranty issues, expecting the work to take a day, and that we would get up on 10/7 and take it home. However, parts were needed, so it ended up that...

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Oct 21, 2016 - Precious Moments

Getting to be a habit to head home through Carthage, MO, so we can go to the Precious Moments store. And it is an expensive store……even the clerks offered to give us gas money to get home. And then we lost another $20 each in Oklahoma at the Downstream Casino. They were so close to the MO line that we should have known they were only in business to take foreign money. Oh, well. Did find a Cracker Barrel on way back to camper though so the beans and greens canceled out the loss at the casino.

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2016 Fall Trip

Oct 5, 2016 - Breakfast with Ron and Nancy

Date: October 5, 2016 Tonight’s Location: Carthage, MO Campground: Coachlight RV Mileage: End - Start - Total Miles for the day: 126 Weather: partly sunny Temperature: start 52º High 80º Wildlife count: Gray Squirrel Year List: 332 Birds: Pileated Woodpecker Our good friends, Ron and Nancy, drove out to Peculiar this morning so we could enjoy breakfast and sharing together. It was so good to see them! A Denny’s in the Flying J was at the exit we needed to use from our campground, so we had a great place to park the rig and good food and...

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Wyoming Wanderings

Apr 29, 2016 - Checotah, OK to Carthage, MO

I awoke to the sound of thunder at 2:30 in the morning. For the next couple of hours I remained awake. Thunder, Lightning, and rain remained steady, but I did manage to go back to sleep for an hour or two before we decided to get up and have our morning coffee. With the rain letting up some, Marilyn & I walked over to the office/gift shop/lounge/cafeteria, for some breakfast. Marilyn had an egg, bacon, hash browns, toast and juice, while I enjoyed biscuits with sausage gravy. We left the Checotah KOA right at 9:30 this morning and arrived...

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Oct 18, 2015 - Coachlight RV Resort in Carthage, MO

Man, it was cold outdoors this morning. Our thermometer showed 28 degrees F. We were feeling sorry for our son-in-law, who is working outdoors today. I told Marilyn that it was time to head for the palm trees, mariachi music, margaritas, and 85 degree weather. We left the Mark Twain Cave Campground right at 9:00 AM, with Casper II securely connected to the back of the fifth wheel. We stopped briefly at Kingdom City for fuel, then continued on to Joplin, arriving just a few minutes before 3:00 PM. It was during the stop in Kingdom City that...

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Sep 27, 2015 - September 27, 2015 - Thirty Second Stop - Carthage, MO

After going through Kansas City on I 29 we started to see Bikers (99% Harleys) traveling north. Hundreds and hundreds of them. Trucks and cars towing bike trailers. Almost all of the RVs going north were towing bikes or were toyhaulers. I have never seen so many Harleys on the road. We are at the Big Red Barn RV Park for two nights to breakup the fast run home. After this stop we have 4 one night stops and five days straight of driving. September 28, 2015 - Today we had to print off some docs and find a Post Office to put them in the mail....

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