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May 24, 2019 - Day 8 - Happy Trails RV Park, Phillipsburg, MO

I'm awakened at 6am, not as usual by the dog pawing at me to get up, but by the RV shaking in a stiff wind and the sound of rain hitting the roof. This surprises me a bit since the weather forecast had only a slight chance of rain for this morning. I get up, close the air vents, and check the weather radar picture on my phone. Sure enough, we're sitting right on the leading edge of a very impressive storm front. There are no bright colors in the radar picture, so I figure it should just be some light rain for quite a while and the heavy...

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2019 Summer Big Trip

Mar 19, 2018 - Happy Trails RV Park

Eastward ho. Another pleasant day on the road. Eyes are really enjoying seeing colors in the fields again instead of grey. Fields/roads are all pleasingly rolling which is fun at times. Gas is still hanging at 2.19/gal enjoying that part. Temps are holding for us so far altho forecasting cooler by fri perhaps, should be close to home by then. We got to enjoy the race from Fontana yesterday when we stopped so made day complete. As we were checking i spied some RV anti freeze setting on a shelf so scooped 3 gallons up just in case freezing...

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Jan 7, 2018 - Happy Trails RV Park

Yowza, the weather has broken. Temps climbed all nite, go figure that one. It was a balmy 38F when we got up and ended at 47F this afternoon when we stopped. I made a small error in St Louis as i was admiring the big arch over the river and missed a turn. We ended doing a tour of old downtown St Louis, Randi enjoyed seeing lots of old bldgs, the court house and city hall. Old but impressive nonetheless. It started raining after lunch so the rig and car have color again instead of white from a week of salt driving. Forecasting hi 50's...

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Sep 1, 2017 - Day 3 - Happy Trails RV Park, Phillipsburg, MO

Another successful travel day. Left Elk City OK a little after 9. Got on I-44 at Oklahoma City. Quite possibly the worst interstate road I've ever been on. 20 miles of disintegrating uneven concrete. It was like skiing mogels. I thought there was no way the tow dolly could stay connected, but somehow we made it through. Took the toll road $11 times 2 locations. Found a great RV place at MM 123 on I-44 in MO called Happy Trails. Wide open park around a small lake. Best part was a micro brewery right outside the park. Excellent brew, dog...

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Midwest Aug-Sep 2017

Oct 26, 2014 - Phillipsburg, Missouri

This is a quick update to let everyone know we have safely arrived. We had a much better travel day, we drove about 350 miles and stopped for the night in Phillipsburg, Missouri. We only have about 100 miles to go tomorrow to Branson. We are ready to settle down in one place for at least a month. :-) We are all set up at the Happy Trails RV Park for the night and will be on the road again early tomorrow. I am adding a few pictures from our drive through St. Louis and hope you enjoy. We can’t wait to get to Branson and show Betty the town....

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Dec 28, 2012 - only flurries?

Although the forecast predicted scattered snow showers, it looked like the beginning of a serious blizzard as we packed the final bits into the motor home, hitched up the Jeep, and headed out at 8:30am, positively the crack of dawn for slow pokes like us. The big white flakes hit the windshield for about an hour and then stopped. Central Illinois clearly had a lot more snow last week than we had in metro Chicago, but the pavement was dry. A huge arch that is the symbol of westward migration in the development of our country stands on the...

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Oct 21, 2012 - Retracing Our Track from July

We headed into Vanita, OK this morning along Route 66 that we traveled in July (west to east this time) with the intention of getting breakfast at Clanton’s Café, a DDD spot, on Route 66, only to find out they don’t serve breakfast on Sundays. Since it was about 1100, it wasn’t too early to eat lunch. Clanton’s has been in business since 1927 and has always had a member of the Clanton family cooking since it opened. The food is real down home cooking with everything made from scratch. I had one of the dishes prepared on the DDD show, pulled...

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Nov 6, 2011 - Phillipsburg

We traveled about 350 miles today along I-70 and I-44 through Indiana and the rolling hills of Missouri. We saw a number of deer, including some VERY nice bucks. One of those rack bucks was among the many dead on the side of the road. WARNING FOR THOSE TRAVELING THIS WAY: SECTIONS OF I-70 BETWEEN INDY AND ST. LOUIS ARE VERY ROUGH - PARTICULARLY IN THE DRIVING LANE!! We are in the Happy Trails RV Park (obviously a former KOA), Exit 123. Fine place for a stopover, 50 amp, WiFi and acorns dropping on your roof. Plenty of road noise however...

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May 6, 2011 - Day 32 deeper into MO

Today started with a serious discussion regarding whether to continue or not. We had heard that St. Louis was close to flooding and that the roads were closed. Even though it hasn’t rained the past few days, it is the snow and rain which occurred over the past two months that is the problem. We finally decided to continue until we couldn’t go any further and then return home, sooooo away we went. Since we had driven directly from Joplin to Carthage, we had some back tracking to do. We were on our way to Webb City when Phyllis said she...

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