Rain Rain Go Away

May 17, 2010 - 4:01 pm 3 Comments

The good news is this evening the sun is finally out and we have 70 degree weather in Davenport Iowa. The “other” news is that we had to drive through a damp foggy Illinois the entire day. The cornfields are so wet the corn will probably have to be replanted.

The park we stayed at last night in Benton Illinois was just terrific. It is privately owned and the owners are just like neighbors. I told you yesterday they had chickens roaming around. Well this morning before we left the park the owner brought me 6 beautiful brown eggs that her chickens had just laid last night. I offered to pay her but she would not take anything—she said she has all the eggs she needs and gives the rest of them away. So we will enjoy eggs and bacon one morning soon.

It was 64 degrees when we left this morning, and during the morning we had to stop and change into long pants and socks and we had to get out our jackets also. The temperature dropped to 52 degrees and then rose again to 70 by the time we stopped for the day.

It’s funny when we start a new trip. It takes about 3 days for us to get acclimated to the RV. By that I mean we generally cannot put our hands on what we are looking for the first 3 days or so. All day long it’s “where are my glasses” “where is my wallet” “where is the phone”? Even in a space this small we can’t remember where we put our stuff. I guess we are so “organized” we can’t remember a thing about it!!

I had a great comment from Pat asking if we were on a schedule. NO NO NO the great thing about this trip is that we do NOT have a schedule. We don’t know where we will be tomorrow night or the next day. We have a general idea but that’s about it.

This evening we are in Davenport Iowa at an RV park called Interstate RP Park. It’s a great little park (take a look at the photos). We will take a stroll this evening around the park and be back in time to watch “Dancing with the Stars” much to Greg’s chagrin. He usually goes to another room in our house to watch something else when it comes on at home, but he’s a captive audience tonight! For dinner we had a greek salad with grilled chicken on top.

Tomorrow we will stop in Moscow Iowa at the plant that installed our hydraulic levelers. Greg just wants them to check everything out since we will be driving some rough roads in Alaska. Then we will drive toward Forest City, Iowa and stop at the Winnebago plant. We just want to shop around in their store.

Allan and Ben– the photo of Dad’s shoes/socks is for you!

3 Responses to “Rain Rain Go Away”

  1. Allan and Catherine Says:

    I figured the picture of Dad’s socks with his “mandals” was for us – like I said, as long as he doesn’t wear them in TN, we should be good. Take care.

    Allan and Catherine

  2. Benjamin Says:

    I’ll add San Francisco, and perhaps just the entire state of California (just to be safe) to the list of prohibits venues in which the mandals are allowed.

  3. Cindy and Randy Says:

    I know what you mean about the rain. We had it all day here in Myrtle Beach. Great weather predicted the rest of the week. Glad to see everthing is going so well and look very forward to your daily entries. Greg, I think I am going to have to agree with Ben about the whole state of California being off limits for the mandals. LOL Stay safe. You guys look GREAT and already so relaxed. I love the NO SCHEDULE WAY OF LIFE……I look forward to it someday soon.

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