Thursday, October 29, 2009

Quick Trip to Lake Keystone to Try Out the Satellite

On October 23rd, we headed out to New Mannford Ramp at Lake Keystone.  A few days before this we purchased a satellite for the motorhome and Bill was anxious to try it out.

Isn't he cute?  I call him the Alien.  He beeps and burrs along with the best.  Noisy little fellow....

After several false starts, we finally had a satellite connection.  Just think - all these TV stations - just like at home. Hey, we think we can get used to this life on wheels!

Bill spent some time fishing....

and I spent some time taking pictures of the trees that were beginning to get their fall colors.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

FIrst Trip in Motorhome with the Granddaughters

We decided it was time to take an overnight trip in the motorhome with the granddaughters.  We knew Grace (age 6) would love it but had no idea if Chi (age 2) would take to life in a small space.

We decided to stay close to home and chose to go to Canton Lake .  Gracie was excited as she got to ride up front.  Chi and I rode on the couch and played with her dolls.  To both girls delight, we found a campsite across from the playground.  

Our two days were filled with walks...

playing at the playground.....

blowing bubbles..... 

and making a complete mess in the motorhome! 

Chi found the perfect place to sit and watch the world outside!

Nap time.  That night the girls and I slept in the bedroom while Grandpa slept up front with the dogs.

Joining Grandpa in bed in the morning.  Lucky Grandpa!!!

We all agreed it was a fun trip and the girls are ready to go again.  Grandma and Grandpa agreed that they are exhausted!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Iowa Trip for Ruth's 85th Birthday Party

The first trip in the new motorhome was to Iowa for Bill's aunt's 85th birthday party.  The first night out we stayed at Wallace State Park, just inside the Iowa border.  

The next night was spent at Squaw Creek, Linn County Park outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Bill's brother, Ed, met us at the park and spent the night with us.  The next day we went and had lunch with Louise.

After lunch we drove to  Illiniwek Forest Preserve, Rock Island County Park, which is on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River to camp along the Mississippi River for two nights while visiting Leroy and Ruth.  There was a lock and dam across the river from us.

The birthday party:

Iowa corn field - the corn was as "high as an elephant's eye". 

When we left, we drove along the Great River Road  to Hannibal, Missouri to view the Mississippi River.   I am always astounded at how close to the river the road runs.

Lock and dam.

We spent the night at the Frank Russell Campground on Mark Twain Lake.

Last night out was at Twin Bridges State Park in northeastern Oklahoma.