Drove to Chamberlain, SD today from Forest City Iowa. Great little spot to stop to camp on the Missouri River at Cedar Shore Resort. We had dinner & drinks outside by the Tiki Hut. Then decided to rent a pontoon for a early evening trip on the river. It was a nice night to be out on the water. We would recommend the resort for camping. There is a pool & hot tub at the lodge that is available to campers, as well as the boat rentals. Off tomorrow to Mt Rushmore!
We went to Forest City, Iowa for the Winnebago Rally. This year’s concert was the Jefferson Starship. Remember them? They sang “Jane”, “Sara” “We Built This City”. It was a great night, great weather, after the concert, great fireworks.
What else is in Forest City? Corn fields, and corn fields, & more corn fields.
I haven’t posted for a while so I thought I better catch up a little. We’ve had a lot going on. We decided to trade RV’s while we were at the RV Show in Goshen, IN. We bought a 2014 Charleston by Forest River, 44′ diesel. Let me recommend Total Value RV, in Elkhart, IN to anyone looking for sales or service. They are wonderful! They’re a small family owned & operated company. They treat you like a person not a number. Please stop by there & see them, let them know we sent you.
After learning all about the new RV, we headed out to Toledo OH for 3 days where we stayed at Maumee Bay State Park. What a great park. Very reasonable rates, especially during the week. All of the sites are larger than any we have ever seen. Very quite and private. In the picture of our RV you can see the distance between other sites. They have miles of bike / walking trails in the park. We happen to be there the weekend of the Lighthouse Festival, with music in the park all weekend.
Last night we stopped at Utica, IL at Hickory Hollow Campground. They are a Passport America park, great rates. The park was very nice. A great stop when traveling through, close and easy off the I-80. We went to Starved Rock Park to walk the trails however they were closed due to flooding.
Today we’re heading to Forest City, IA for the Winnebago Rally.
God is good! Blessings everyone.
It was great catching up with our friends Hal & Jae in Benton Harbor, MI. Enjoyed a great lunch the day before the Goshen, IN RV Rally.
We went to Coopersville Michigan to visit my brother, David and his wife, Karen. We also got to spend time with my nephew Mark and his daughter, Neallie. David & Karen were our tour guides to Ludington to the State Park where we went up to the top of a Lighthouse. So cool. I hadn’t been in Michigan in 37 years, which was for their wedding. I was glad we were able to go visit them. We also got to go to Holland’s Windmill Island. I was so disappointed that we had missed the tulips. We had missed them by a couple of weeks. We took a tour of the working mill, which is very interesting if you ever get the chance to see it.
We had a great time while we were in the Cleveland / Akron area spending time with Sarah and Dave. We stayed at Woodside Lake in Streetsboro. It was a great park with lots of activities, including a hayride in the evenings. We had a bird make a nest in our fire pit, so no fires for us. We got to go to see a Indians game. Great game. Great fireworks afterwards. We went to have dinner where Sarah was our server. It was a great dinner, and the best server we have ever had! Our last day with Sarah we spent in Chagrin Falls, having lunch & time enjoying the falls. What a nice little downtown area they have. We always have fun playing Hand & Foot card game with Sarah & Dave. It’s always a little sad when we have to say goodbye to her.
Thanks so much to Uncle Al & Aunt Sue for hosting a Memorial Day Cookout. The hamburgers were great, but Charlie says “the hot dogs were the best he ever had!” The guys played Corn Hole, then we all joined in a game of Guesstures. I think the guys might have won. The pool was open for Charlie & Audrey to swim in, a little chilly but they didn’t let that stop them. It was great seeing everyone.
Lee & I are at Woodside Lake Park in Streetsboro, Ohio for a few days visiting with his family. Today we enjoyed a day in the park to celebrate our great nephew, Camden’s first birthday. He surprised us all when he went face first into his cake. He must really like his cake! What a beautiful day it was. Tomorrow will be a great day with Uncle Al & Aunt Sue, can’t wait!
The aliens have landed! We were in Roswell, NM for a few days working on a RV roof. The town is known for the Aliens visit in 1947. We didn’t had the time to go to the Alien Museum, but everywhere you looked you could see them.
On the way into Roswell we had our first dust storm experience. OMG! Never again…I hope. It was so scary. Once we realized what we were getting into it was too late to turn around or stop. I think I prayed for at least an hour straight for the winds to stop & to make it through safely. We could not see 3 feet in front of us. And sure could see a place to pull over. If you stop, someone would have ran into you. I spend a day cleaning the inside of the RV to get the dust out.
We have seen many Meerkats in zoos but I don’t remember ever seeing them in a nature setting. There was one field in Roswell that they were always out. I’m not sure they are wanted there, they really tear up the ground.