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Looks like the rain is gone. We have been enjoying sunny skies and warm temperatures the last few days. It got down in the 40s a few nights but warmed up nicely in the 70s by the afternoon. I can live with that.
Friday John and I joined Steve and Jannel to go see Sons of Britches at the I-Max theater. Sons of Britches is a trio of men who perform a wide variety of music from country, cajun, zydeco, bluegrass and a little rock and roll. There was a fiddle player a guitar player and a mandolin player. After playing a couple of songs the band asked the audience for song requests. They were able to play all the songs that were requested. Very very talented musicians. We all enjoyed the show.
Yesterday friends Susie and Don stopped by for a visit. It has been two years since we have seen them. It was fun catching up with them. Later on last night John and I went over to see Susie and Don's new RV and play Mexican Train. John was the winner. My score was, shall we say, laughable. We all had a great time.
Yesterday the rain finally moved on. Yeah!!! So glad to finally see the sunshine. John and I met fellow RVers Glenda and Jeff at Starvin Marvin's for lunch. The last time we saw them was in 2011. Can't believe it has been that long. We enjoyed catching up and sharing travel stories. Hope to see them again down the road real soon.
Jeff and Glenda
Today we enjoyed sunny skies and temperatures the 70s. That was very nice. Later in the afternoon we went out for a grocery run. Other than that, not much going on.
Friday, October 10th was our 34th wedding anniversary. Our favorite Italian restaurant, Luigi's, was just a few miles up the road in Fort Leavenworth, KS so our plan was to eat there to celebrate. Unfortunately the restaurant is closed due to an upcoming move. They are remodeling a new place right up the street from the original location. Well, that really sucked. We ended up staying home and cooking our own meal. After dinner we drove over to the festival grounds in Weston to check in with the volunteer coordinator.
Saturday morning arrives and we are up early as we are scheduled to be at the Weston Irish Festival at 9:00 a.m. It was 43 degrees. Oh no ....I was not liking that. We dressed in layers because, not only was it cold it was overcast and damp from all the rain the night before. Lucky for us the sun came out, warmed up and it was a beautiful day to be outside. We worked with a very lively group from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. then were free to enjoy the festival. There was lots of music, food, people and, of course, beer.
The nice weather didn't stick around for long. Sunday morning we woke up to overcast skies and a light mist. John checked the forecast and it showed heavy rains coming our way on Monday. We decided to leave Weston on Sunday instead of Monday to avoid driving in all the ucky weather. We arrived at Treasure Lake in Branson around 4:00 p.m. Sunday afternoon and were able to get a site in our favorite area. After getting settled in John checked his email and noticed friends Steve and Jannel were also at Treasure Lake. Of course we couldn't resist stopping by for a visit. It was good to see them again.
Today we met friends Sam and Donna for lunch a Mel's Hard Luck Diner. This was our first time to eat here. The wait staff take turns walking around in the diner singing. Some very talented young people.
Sam, Donna, Me and John. (Thank you Sam and Donna for treating us to lunch)
Afterwards we went back to our place. Fred enjoyed all the attention.
We have been busy traveling. After leaving Rend Lake Gun COE park in Whittiington, IL we moved on to Lazy Day Campground in Danville, Missouri. Lazy Day Campground is located just outside of Montgomery City. This was our third time to stay there. Fred enjoys the large fenced dog run.
Our site at Lazy Day Campground. The sites are a little close together but it is a nice park.
Fred enjoying the dog run.
He was more interested in sniffing around than playing with his ball.
While in Danville we drove over to Hermann to sight see. The little town looked the same as the last time we visited. They were having October Fest so there was lots of people, beer, wine and music.
Monday we traveled on to Weston Bend State Park in Weston, Missouri. This is our first time staying in this park. The sites are nice and large.
We drove into town for a few groceries and noticed the leaves have started to change.
Saturday John and I will be volunteering at the Weston Irish Festival. We will be beer pourers. That should be interesting. The weather has been nice so far but the forecast is showing rain starting tonight and lasting until late Friday and cooler temperatures will be moving in. Uck! This is not my favorite kind of weather. I am hoping the weatherman "guessed" it wrong.
Up early and on the road by 9:30 this morning. Our trip was uneventful and we made it to Rend Lake Gun Creek COE Campground around 2:00 p.m. When we arrived we heard thunder and saw a few dark clouds. Lucky for us the rain held off until much later.
Our site. The leaves on the trees in the campground have started to change colors.
The view from our site.
This is the view from our front window. I had a front row seat to watch people parking. Anyone who knows me knows I like to watch people parking their RVs. What can I say....it is cheap entertainment. LOL
Tomorrow will be another travel day for us. Our destination will be Lazy Day Campground in Montgomery City, MO. We have stayed there before and like it very much. Fred will have a good time as they have a fenced in dog run.
Monday night Betty and Ellen returned from their Mississippi trip and we all went to Morgantown for dinner at Garcia's Mexican Restaurant. Someone in the restaurant told the the server that it was Betty's birthday so they brought her a dessert to the table along with a sombrero.
Betty's actual birthday was September 11th so we thought someone was playing a joke on her. Of course no one would own up to doing it.
Our time here has flown by. Tomorrow will be a travel day for us. We played a game or two of 10 Penny, and got beat, shared some good food and lots of laughs. Thanks Ellen and Braxton for letting us camp out at your place.
After the motorhome was washed and all shiny we said goodbye to the folks at Day Brothers RV Sales and were on our way to Woodbury, KY.
The trip was uneventful and we made it to Woodbury just after 1:00 p.m. We are parked at our friends, Ellen and Braxton's place for a few days. John and Braxton jokingly refer to it as Braxton's Campground. Anyway, a big thank you to Braxton and Ellen for letting hang out on their property for a few days. Ellen and Betty are out town for the weekend so Braxton and Joe are all alone. Awe. Braxton has done a great job of keeping the house clean. Ellen will be so proud.
Look....no dirty dishes.
Braxton hard at work making sure the floors are spotless. Good job Braxton!
Tonight Ellen and Braxton's son Caleb had a kart race. These are so cool to watch.
Joe, John and Braxton. Braxton getting the kart ready to race.
Joe and John.
Group picture before his race.
Look at that beautiful trophy. Way to go Caleb.
Braxton took us to a place called Jackson's Orchard in Bowling Green. This place has something for everybody. Rides and games for kids and good food to the adults.
Olivia finishing her pony ride.
Caleb going down the slide.
Yesterday we just chilled out and watched the Nascar race. John cooked pulled pork and baked beans and I made some potato salad and we were all set.
Today our niece, Savannah, is celebrating her 18th birthday. We hope she had a wonderful day.
Happy Birthday Savannah, Love you.
Everything has been checked off John's list and all the repairs have been made to the motorhome. This dealership ranks #1 for us for sales and customer service. If you're looking for an RV we highly recommend them. Day Brothers RV in London, KY. After the motorhome is washed in the morning we plan on traveling to Woodbury, KY to visit with friends there before going on to Missouri.
We didn't have anything to do tonight so we drove into town to check out the Chicken Festival. We didn't see any chickens, just lots of rides, food and people. The only thing I saw related to a chicken was a ceramic rooster. LOL
It looked more like a county fair than a festival to me. The weather was nice so we walked through the whole thing.
We arrived in London, KY Friday night around 9:30. After getting plugged in we went straight to bed. Saturday morning John met with the tech about a tentative repair schedule.
Since we had some free time on our hands the tech suggested some sightseeing. By the time we left it was close to noon so you know we were in search of food. We stopped in Corbin, the next town over, and looked around.
This place looked interesting so we gave it a try. A front door parking spot. Wow they must have known we were coming.
John waiting for his country fried steak.
John enjoying his coconut cream pie. He savored every bite. The server told us the desserts are made from stretch. The lady even makes her own evaporated milk. John said this was one of the best he has had. An interesting little dinner. It was one of those places where the regulars come in and converse with everyone in there.
Today we ventured over to Cumberland Falls State Resort Park which is located Southwest of Corbin, KY in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The resort offers cabin rentals, cottages and campsites. We drove through the campground to see what the sites were like and found them to be very small. Maybe a 20 footer could fit in one.
Our first stop was the falls. Very beautiful peaceful place. We walked along the trail and took a few pictures. As we were walking back it started to rain. Bummer.
The resort also has a lodge with a restaurant so our next stop was lunch.
The entrance to the lodge and Riverview Restaurant.
The restaurant offers a buffet with salad bar and dessert as well as menu items. We chose the buffet and weren't disappointed. Four meats and lots of vegetables and salads to choose from.
After leaving the resort we drove thru the surrounding areas on the forest roads admiring the scenery. Unfortunately, there was also a lot of trash dumped along the not-so-often traveled roads, so sad. The leaves are just starting to change so I wasn't able to get any pretty leaf pictures yet.
Hopefully tomorrow we will find out approximately how long we will be here. Fred is coping pretty well with all the changes. He still doesn't like all the new sounds the motorhome makes.