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Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

We found Lost Valley Lake and even saw the Gateway Arch in St Louis..

Where are we today ?
         We had a real good nights rest last night at the Flying J, up early as usual waiting for the sun to rise and the fog to lift. About 8:15 am we hit the road just moseying along enjoying the good roads and warm temps, stopping at the rest areas to get out and stretch. Before noon we had the heat turned off, windows open and shorts on. Loving this warm weather.
325 miles today, 6 hours
this morning's fog
          Stopped at the Flying J in St. Louis MO to fuel up and grab a couple pizza slices for lunch (2 for $5.00) hit the spot. Also enjoyed the cheaper gas again for our coach. Sure glad we don't have a diesel coach. After we filled up here saw gas for $2.82 a gallon but did not need any yet.
        Then passed by the  GatewayArch in St. Louis and thought about stopping, but not real convenient with our coach towing the car. In downtown St. Louis. But at least we saw it and got a picture.
         Carried on towards our campground Lost Valley Lake Resort , no wonder this place is lost. They don't even have names for the roads. We drove along H road, turned right on Y road the thru the hills and valleys to ZZ road. This a huge membership resort and we do not pay any overnight camping fees, included in our Resorts of Distinction membership.  We have had a couple long days of travelling for us, so think we will stay here for a week, why? Just because we can and have never been in in this area before. Not only that we have full hookups, 50 amp, water sewer and frees wifi and no camping fees. Two indoor pools and lots of other stuff here too if we so desire.
          More hills and valleys, twists and turns and there it is! We found it, sure not a place you would run into along your route thats for sure.
         A nice large site here full hook ups a wonderful 70 degree weather. Lets just stay for a bit. Gonna get colder but we don't care as long as we don't see that white stuff.
         A little walkabout after we got set up, washrooms, laundry and a nice rec. hall really close. laundry mat .75 cents to wash and .75 cents to dry, gotta love it.
looks like a bear in the bush by Fort Wilderness,
glad its not real!
nice rec hall
Fort Wilderness
        So now we can relax a bit, read our books outside, fire up our Weber Q to grill a 1/2 chicken, taters in foil with onions, add to that some steamed veggies and of coarse our Swiss chalet dipping sauce to round up and very tasty supper.
sure missed our Weber the last few days
yummy
       Now we had a great driving day, no rush , good weather no rain, no wind and arrived early afternoon. Shorts, t shirts and sandals for me. Will hang out here for a bit and see what there is to see, if we feel like it, or just kick back and have some quiet time for us.
       We had a fun day, nice to be exploring and back on the road, hope you had a good day  too. Thanks again for stopping by.
Posted by George, a.k.a. "The Weber "Q" Man of Blogland" according to Rick Doyle. 
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18 comments:

  1. Glad you didn't have any problems with the fog but you're making us jealous with those 70 degree temperatures. Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. We got lucky here it will cool down soon though.

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  2. It definitely feels good to take a break after being on the road for a while. We're doing just that too.

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    1. You are like us no need to rush, we are at home no matter where we are.

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  3. I could never understand why diesel is more expensive on this continent (for the most part) than gas. Diesel was always cheaper than "petrol" in Europe. And yes, I've heard all the excuses.

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    1. Never could understand that one either, especially with so many trucks on the road.

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  4. When Don lived in St Louis we drove there to visit him, it was the July 4 holiday in the US. We saw Cheryl Crowe at an outdoor concert under the arch. We stopped at the Indianapolis Speedway on that trip, it was a fun trip (it was always fun visiting Don!)

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    1. Yes it was always fun visiting Don, so many great memories of him.

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  5. We enjoy a good piece of Flying J pizza also. Can't beat the price.

    Looks like you found the perfect spot to chill for a week. Love those laundry prices. Enjoy!

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    1. Great price for a pizza fix and think we will get some extra laundry done too.

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  6. For future reference, there is a section of Leonor K Sullivan Blvd along the waterfront south of the Arch and Poplar St where the east side of the street is reserved for parking buses and RV's.

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    1. Thanks for the tip.
      Thought so, but lotsa traffic so decided to carry on and settle in the campground. Maybe next time we pass through the area.

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  7. Kevin always uses gasbuddy.com when we are traveling so that we can go to the cheapest fuel in the area. Enjoy your week!

    Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. We use it too but like the Flying J's with the rv islands, much easier with a 36 ft coach, flat towing a car. Most of the cheaper fuel stops we saw would be very had to get in and out of.

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  8. Nasty looking fog. Looks like you've found another great place to hang out for a few days. Hope the weather stays warm.

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    1. Lots of indoor stuff to do here as well, so no problem

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  9. Glad you found some nice Weber Q weather again. Enjoyed seeing all your pic's. Another nice looking ROD park and can't beat the price. Hope the weather lasts the rest of your stay. Also never have seen streets with names like those before. Have a Great Thursday!

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    1. Was a great Weber say, every state has unique road names. Love the membership camping and exploring new parks for us. Gets us into some off the beat areas that we really enjoy.

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