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North America » United States » Missouri » Columbia July 1st 2019

July 1 David got up early this morning hoping it wouldn’t be as hot. It was cooler but in the bright sun it was still miserable to be out long. He got everything undone while I put things away and closed up the trailer, walked the dogs and got ready to hitch up the trailer. As they say in New Jersey, bada bing, bada boom we were hooked up and on the road to Columbia MO, about 300 miles. We were on I-70 the whole way except for last 8 miles in Colombia turning North to our campground. Just as we were leaving on David’s last walk around the trailer he notice some scallop like indentations on the trailer tire, passenger side front. He was quite concerned but said we’d monitor it today and he’d change ... read more
Missouri River Flooding evident as we approached the bridge.
Our spot at Cottonwood RV park in Columbia MO.
Main channel of Missouri River.

North America » United States » Kansas » Junction City June 30th 2019

June 30 We had a leisurely breakfast this morning. David took the dogs to the dog park in the trailer park while I started breakfast. It was only a smigg cooler today and humidity was down too but still so sweltering that by the time David got back he was soaked with sweat. I wasn’t too sure we could make it in the heat touring the Eisenhower Library in Abeline today. The owners of the park were out by 8 am today mowing. We didn’t blame them but it wasn’t conducive to sleeping in on a Sunday morning. As we said the RV Park is sparse but very neat and clean. The owners lived in a 5th wheel near the front entrance and the dog park. The owners hovered over the place looking for the slightest ... read more
President Eisenhower's boyhood home.
The President and his wife, as well as small son who died are all buried in the chapel.
Statue of General Eisenhower on the grounds.

North America » United States » Kansas » Abilene June 29th 2019

June 29 We woke today to more heat. It seems it would only be a degree or two cooler today and the heat advisory was still in effect. Our granddaughter arrived around 10:30 am. Courtney is the oldest of our grandchildren and the only one we’ve spent extensive time with alone. As a young girl and later as a teenager, Courtney frequently spent time with us, a week or two during the summer. We have taken her to all sorts of historical places over the years: Washington DC, Vermont, Philadelphia, New York City and all over New Jersey. She stayed with us in California too where we had a grand time in Monterey, San Francisco, and the Redwoods. After our retirement she was grown and on her own so we have not seen her much for ... read more
David the photographer!
Dogs recovering after being outside in the heat!.

North America » United States » Nebraska » Doniphan June 27th 2019

June 27 We are so grateful the storm went north of us last night and we had a quiet night. This morning we need to find a sewer dump, there isn’t one in this park but we can use one in a nearby campground on the dam side. Looking for a dump with a trailer behind us didn’t sound appealing so we closed up the trailer and got it ready to hook up and then just took the truck to checkout the dump. Good thing we did too because we took the wrong road first thing. So after we located it we drove back but we stopped briefly to take pictures of spillway at the dam. The pipe coming out of the dam is really to aerate the lake for the fish. It was amazing to ... read more
Kearney Nebraska Archway which spans I-80.
Our spot in Grand Island KOA
Mike turns on our new 16 KW solar system.

North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala June 26th 2019

June 26 This morning we had another fun walk down the road and thankfully most of the mud had dried up from yesterday’s hot weather. We met two ladies on the walk with two dogs and two young girls, one about 8-9 was bawling her eyes out complaining of having to walk. Seems mother’s remedy was to walk off and leave the bawling child behind about 100 ft. We were sympathetic to the mother and glad to see her generation letting her daughter understand the harsh realities of life. Yes it is hot outside! Since we had to put Red and Dottie back on leash it was a shorter walk than normal, just too noisy. LOL. It was a quiet afternoon, took a nap and did some chores. Late afternoon we started fishing. Yesterday, we only ... read more
My fishing buddy!
Nice Channel Cat!

North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala June 25th 2019

June 25 This morning it was another beautiful day! We wanted to take the dogs down a hiking trail that goes along the lake. It’s basically a dirt road next to the lake bounded by a pasture full of angus cattle on the other side. Last time we were here is was a great place to take the dogs and go off leash because it is rare to find other people on the path. We had meant to bring the the e-collars just to ensure we’d have some way to control the dogs. We certainly weren’t going back for them so we decided we’d hope the dogs would stay with us. There is no shade along the path and by 10:30 this morning it was really hot going down the path. Red immediately ran ahead and ... read more
David waving for help as Red and Dottie take a mud bath!
David has a quiet evening fishing.
Roasting jumbo marshmallows.

North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala June 24th 2019

June 24 Oh the dogs woke us up early this morning 6:30. I could hear Dottie scratching at her crate. She rarely gets up before Red but then he went out about midnight last night. I got up and put my robe on telling both the dogs and David I’m going to go back to bed. It was a quick trip for them and I had Dot go right back to her crate. Red followed as did David shortly thereafter. I was asleep I’m sure by 6:45. When I finally woke up it was 8:16 and everyone was still asleep. I got the dogs and just put my cloths on and closed the bedroom door as David was still fast asleep. The dogs and I went outside and there it was, the most glorious, warm sunshiny ... read more
Red enjoying the sunshine.
View of our campground from the Dam.
Sunset over Lake Ogallala.

North America » United States » Nebraska » Ogallala June 23rd 2019

June 23 Oh wow what a morning, I was woke up by David rustling around in his rain jacket waking the dogs. My first thought was what the heck is going on. David then said he wanted to get the dogs out and then get sewer and water disconnected before it started raining again. Our son’s camper was next door and I could see he was up and disconnecting too. Everyone leaves today, us, our son, and my brother but 7:30???? Begrudgingly both Dottie and I got out of bed and she went to David for a quick trip out. I got dressed and noticed how bad the weather outside was and how damn cold it was in the trailer. I beelined for the furnace to turn it on and the electric fireplace too! It was ... read more
Trucks and us were doing ok!
Fog warning!
Our spot at Lake Ogallala

North America » United States » Wyoming » Laramie June 22nd 2019

June 21-22 Friday morning Ty and family arrived back in town just before noon. Shortly afterward Ty had the camper pulled in next door and the whole gang worked to get it set back up. It was windy and cool but dry at this point. Gene and Nan had invited the whole bunch of us, including Jerry and Karen to their house for a cookout, hamburgers and hotdogs. They also invite our nephew Jon and his family, who live in Wheatland Wyoming. It was so good to see everyone. Unfortunately, the weather was bad, rain and wind and really cold, but Gene’s garage, where the refrigerator is, was all set up with tables and the heater was running!! Red and Dottie were beside themselves. I think Dottie sat in every lap, and climbed across the table ... read more
Katelyn’s Birthday Day dinner at the library!
Birthday cake and song back at our trailer!
Dad and Colby give Katelyn her gift!

North America June 20th 2019

June 17-20 The weather continued to be windy and rainy. One morning there was actually a frost. I always need my sweatshirt in Laramie. This week the weather was even worse to the point we stowed the satellite dish for fear it would be ripped right off the roof. One night it hailed, big sleet and we woke to find the ground covered that morning. By late afternoon most days it was so windy that sitting outside visiting was impossible and it usually rained. By the end of the week our campsite was a water/mud hole and we were wearing rubber boots to go outside all of the time. We had a great time visiting with Gene and Nan most afternoons. They would graciously invite us for dinner and we enjoyed just being with them. It ... read more
Surrounded by water.  We had to wear our muck boots all week!
A clear night after another storm passed.

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