I thought I would sleep like a baby last night and I did until Dean said, "Is that a tornado siren going off?" I had my ear plugs in so I didn't hear anything except him, but once I took them out I heard a "whoop" sound twice and rain, lots of rain, thunder and more rain with wind for what only lasted about 20 minutes or so, but seemed much longer at the time. It passed quickly. I believe there might have been some light hail, but fortunately it didn't last long. Dean got up, so I did too and we went downstairs. There was nothing on the radar or any alerts on our phones about tornadic activity in the area. I went back to bed and Dean followed soon after. It wasn't long and the entire thing passed by us. And, I had no problem falling back asleep.
I woke again close to 5. It was fairly warm in the RV compared to many of the past few mornings. I started the coffee pot then got to work. I brought the clothes hamper downstairs last night, so I started the first load of laundry. I turned the fireplace on low to take the slight chill off, then worked on yesterday's blog until the coffee was done.
After coffee, we walked over a mile here in the park before coming back to have our morning shakes.
|Sun coming up. It was cool this morning but we warmed up pretty quick as we came back up the hill from Phase 4.|
I had several things I wanted to accomplish today, besides laundry. I needed to make some phone calls, file several papers; and a few other things that needed attention. By 2:30 or 3:00 almost everything was done and we left to run a few errands.
Our first stop was at the Ticket Office here at Treasure Lake. As a member we get discounts on most of the shows and activities in Branson. We are thinking about going to a couple of shows while we are here. We picked up a list of all of the discounts and we'll look it over later. Then on to the main office to pick up the activity going on in the park this week. There is entertainment almost every night this week including a comedian tonight, a country jam on Tues, and a Gospel jam on Wed evening. There are many activities scheduled for Thursday and Friday leading up to the annual meeting for owners on Saturday morning.
Our next stop was at one of the outlet malls - Branson Hills. Dean wanted to visit Tool Town so I went next door and walked through Tuesday Morning. I enjoyed it but did not find anything I wanted or needed. However, Dean found something he wanted, and needed; and he bought it! Good for him!
|A new carving on this double tree trunk that we saw on our walk this morning.|
From there we headed to Kohl's. I was hoping to find a couple of long sleeve tops now that we are having these cooler mornings and evenings. I was disappointed in what was available though, as I hoped to find more than the two I purchased.
|The trees are starting to change in the Branson area.|
Last stop was at Walmart's. I should have made a list yesterday because I forgot a few things we needed. It was so busy we considered leaving, but we needed some things for dinner. From now on we need to get up early and go first thing before many people are there. We made it back to the rig a little before 6. I put the groceries away, then started dinner...chicken alfredo. While it was cooking I made some coconut cream pudding for our dessert. It was a good, simple meal.
The last load of clothes finished drying at 9:30.
It's been a good day with much accomplished. I'm not sure what our plans are for tomorrow but there's plenty to do here, so we'll find something.
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