Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Cabernet in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Back Home

We got on the road Friday about 9 am and made are way to The Lake Of The Ozark which is about 150 miles from our home.

With a few stops along the way like the place that is a must stop of any traveler the Wal-Mart in Warsaw,Mo. we arrived at the rv park a about 1pm set up camp in the tight quarters. I think once a year visiting friends is about all I could handle parked like this.Would you pay $18 per night?

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It was so hot Friday about all you could do is sweat. Took Annie down to the water for a swim,the water was so warm it felt like bath water.

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Saturday we hooked up with my sister and brother in-law and their kids and grand daughter,for a day of boating and playing in the water.   

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Angela was having a great time.

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While we were out we stopped at a restaurant  on the water. Where we had lunch and listened to a live band on the deck..

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On the way out we stopped to have our picture taken.

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Saturday evening a storm blew up and caught these two people in a canoe and they were having a hard time getting to shore.

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We had a good visit with old and some new friend’s even though the camping spot was crummy we ate and drank way to much.

It’s was so hot Annie and Max just wanted to lay around and watch TV in the air.

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I think they were in a hurry to go home as they watched every turn I made.

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We made it home safe and sound.

ONE DAY CLOSER TO OUR DREAM

12 comments:

Phyllis said...

Even a bad day camping is better than a good day working! (At least I've come to feel this way upon retirement).

You are so right - those are some tight sites there. But, bottom line is you all had a good time. That is all that counts.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

I might spend some time in a campsite like that off season and in the middle of the week. Unless, of course, friends and family were involved. That would make it all worthwhile!

Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

Happytrails said...

I agree with Phyllis!! Glad you had fun and returned home safely!!

Carol K said...

Yes, I would gladly pay $18 for that camping spot if it had full hook-ups. Sounds like you had a great time? Did the motorhome behave itself?

Bob said...

OK, that's pretty tight for RV sites.
BUT, I suppose it's all in what it's going to do for you.

We once stayed at Cherry Hill Park just outside Washington, D.C. and normally I would consider those kinds of close quarters as "RV Hell", (and it was plenty more than 18 bucks) but we spent most of our time some place else in and around the capitol, since the city bus came right into the park and we only needed the motorhome to come back to at night. (Where the air conditioning had been running all day I might add) So, would I stop there if I was passing through?
Oh I don't think so.

Looks like you had fun. That's all that counts.

Rick and Paulette said...

I'd be o.k. with $18 for that tight spot if I had as much fun as you guys seem to while there.

Thanks for taking us along on your weekend adventure.

Kevin and Ruth said...

Gald you had a super weekend with friends and family, even though you were parked is such tight quarters.

Looks like Annie and Max like to be up with the action when you are driving. Want to make sure you don't miss a turn!

Kevin and Ruth
www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

Sue and Doug said...

the weather and the temperature are something none of us can control...good for you for making the most of it!..looks like it was fun!!

pidge said...

That's a damned cheap price to pay for all the fun you two had. Love all the pictures of the dogs. Stay safe.

Jim and Sandie said...

Just be really careful if you're telling secrets because your neighbors can probably hear everything you say. Been there and done that and will probably do it again. Not my preference but sometimes that's how it works. I love the picture of Annie helping to drive the motorhome over the shoulder.

Bob and Jo said...

As former residents of that area that understand the heat and the HUMIDITY we are in Wisconsin on Lake Superior right now where it is in the mid 70's. You are one day closer to be able to be where it is 70 degrees all the time.

Dennis and Donna said...

I guess I could do that tight spot if we were only sleeping there...That's why McGuyver and I like to go to Army Corps campgrounds...Lots of space between sites and usually a lake or river involved..not to mention, we get 1/2 price camping with the "Golden Age" card.