"if you are not living on the edge, you are taking up too much room"

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

back on the road!

This morning we gave hugs and kisses to the kids and grand kids before they all left for work and school. The goodbyes are the worst, lots of crying and sad faces even though we all know we will be back soon it's still hard to leave.
When they had all left we finished our packing up and I buttoned up the motor home for travel. I think I must have walked around it eight or ten times making sure I had everything picked up.
We pulled out at 9am and drove to Crawfordsville where we topped off the fuel and met our son, Matthew, at the Cracker Barrel for breakfast. Oh no, more goodbyes. :-(

We had a nice visit with Matthew and then pointed the rig west. We made several stops at some of the rest parks. I wanted to make sure Rudee was not getting tired. Well that and also because I had drank about 16 cups of coffee this morning! :-)
We skirted storms most of the day but only had about 2 miles of light rain to drive through. Several times the pavement was soaked but we were living right and the rain itself had moved on. We ended up stopping at Amana Colonies RV Park in Amana, Iowa. This is a huge rally park with over 400 sites. Tonight there are about 30 rigs here. We decided on a full hook up site because Rudee wanted to do a couple of loads of laundry, even so the rate was only $18 with our Passport America membership.

They are calling for more storms for this area and we are under a tornado watch. Hopefully our luck will hold out and they will miss us. The skies sure look dark at times though.

Tomorrow we will continue our trek west. I'll keep you posted.


  1. Hope you're keeping safe and cozy tonight. Safe travels!

  2. Please be careful. You are heading into some terrible weather. Travel safely!

  3. Safe Travels! We are looking forward to reading all about your new adventures.

  4. Sounds like a great start to a couple of days of travel. Can't wait to see you made it safe and sound to SD.

  5. Glad to hear you are back on the road. Stay safe!

  6. Those skies do not look friendly - hope you find better weather today.

  7. Dark clouds where you're at are scary. Dark clouds here are exciting because all it means is rain and innocent thunder & lightening.

  8. I know you are already missing the kids/grand kids but happy to be heading west. Safe Travels