Our Awesome Travels

Our Awesome Travels
Taken In Quartzsite Arizona Dec 7th 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Illinois to Missouri, short travel day and settle in for 2 nights.

Where are we today ?
      We  both got a good sleep last night but the time change got us! I was up at 3:30 this morning instead of 4:30, And Suzie at 5:30 instead of 6:30. But we made good use of our time. Computing, emails, coffees,walkabouts and by 7:40am we ready to hit the road. Not a long travel day compared to what we have been doing only 187 miles.
Today only 187 miles
           The day started off with drizzly rain again for a few hours, but by 10 am it had pretty well stopped. No wind today again so made good time, a very good travel day. Stopped at every rest area to get out and stretch, check our tires etc, then carry on. Feels good to stretch every hour or so, my back and legs love it. Not only that we drink a lot of water and it has to go somewhere.
couple hours like this, not much traffic
or scenery either
Wonder if Pocahontas is still there? 
      Then into Missouri before noon.
Our first sighting of the ARCH,
maybe someday we will check it out.
construction going on there
wonderful roads and rolling hills 
This guy has his load covered as required,
but the tailgate is down?? HMM...
Downtown Rosebud Missouri
         Passed a few gas stations with very cheap gas and this one was easy access for us, towing the car, so pulled in and topped up our tank.
$1.87.9 ($2.47.9 Canadian)
65 cents a litre, love it !
taking the 5 miles into the Campground 
        This the place, check out the link to Lost Valley Lake  (we found it, so its not lost anymore) if you care, click  HERE  it is amazing ! A membership campground that we can stay in 2 times a year up to 2 weeks at a time. Free for us, part of our membership. Fullhookups including 50 amp if you need it, and free high speed wifi. The facilities here are amazing too. But we are only staying 2 nights this time, have things we would like to do on down the road.
        We were checked in and all set up by noon. Time to make a light lunch and putter around. Few minor repairs just cause I can and have the time.
nice large sights 
nice view
the Lodge 
Beach and boathouse

Aquatics Centre 
Lake Expo
Boating lake 
Fort Wilderness
Over 70 rental trailers
        Lotsa people here and their big Halloween weekend is coming up, will be a zoo, glad we will not be here, already did that last weekend.
          Last Sunday we were busy and  Suzie missed her favorite tv show Madame Secretary. I found it on line and because of the free high speed wifi here she was able to watch her show! She a very happy lady now.
First time we have done this and worked wonderful
        The afternoon skies cleared and we had sunshine,  pretty warm temps too, perfect ! 
        As I was prepping supper she spotted  deer out the living room window not too far away. I did manage to get a quick shot, (not very good) before it headed into the woods.
see the deer?
       Supper tonight on our Weber Q (finally) grilled cod fish fillets and acorn squash to go with our tasty salad. 
nice to use our Weber again,
its been a few days
yummy? Yes !
         A few things to do tomorrow and we head out Friday morning. Gonna be a wonderful day tomorrow so will make use of it.
         Glad that you dropped in and said hi. Hope your day was as good as ours was.

Check out the interactive map below to see where we have been this Fall and Winter..


  1. You are making good time. Before you know it, you'll be in the sunny Southwest. Keep those wheels a rolling and safe travels to you.

    1. We just stopped for a couple nights to enjoy the weather. And cool off our tires.

  2. WOW...huge site! Lovely campground.

    You do need to stop and see the Arch. It is amazing.

  3. That most certainly is a huge site. Enjoy your time off the road.

  4. I like Madam Secretary too.

    You should have stopped and seen the Arch and the Budweiser buildings.

  5. You certainly have your travel days worked out to perfection. Not to many miles each time makes for enjoyable journey.

    1. We have had a lot of practice and know what works for us, we do enjoy very much.

  6. Very nice site! Pocahontas is the hometown of country singer Gretchen Wilson plus The Arch is celebrating its 50th...
    You are quite a few miles south of us as we are in west central IL. I used to have a penpal from Redbud many, many years ago. Safe travels!

    1. Thanks Lady Dyna Ryder.
      We heard about the 50th celebrations today, but really did not want to get caught up in all the city traffic. After all we are country folks.

  7. It's nice to stop and take a breather...and you found the perfect place to do that!

    1. It is a very nice place here, roomy and very quiet in the country.

  8. Looks like a very nice park and a nice area to spend a few days. Looks like you're making a pretty straight line toward the Southwest.

    1. It is very nice here.
      More or less a straight line just a few zig zags here and there that we want to stop at.

  9. Did you wave to our grandkids as you went past St. Louis? ;c)

    1. If we had of known we would have. Waved at the ARCh though.


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