I woke up once in the night and realized it was raining. I enjoy hearing the rain when we are in the RV - as long as it is not a deluge! It was just a nice pitter-patter type sound that just lulled me back to sleep. When I woke up it was almost 6:00! I wonder if this sleeping late is going to become a habit - honestly, I hope not as I like my quiet mornings with my coffee while I enjoy reading and/or listening to music.
After our coffee we walked 2.22 miles, 17:19 min/per mile. The walk here is nice as the park sits on a hill that requires us to gain some elevation. I like the challenge of that.
A few pictures of the park while on our walk this morning:
|Entrance to the park|
|This is from the park entrance road overlooking the campground.|
|Coachlight sells RV's - both new and used|
|Welcome to our Escapees group|
|Leaves are falling fast!|
|Keith/Drena on the right, Stan/Linda on the left|
|Dean/Cheri on the right, David/Donna on the left|
After breakfast we heard a knock at the door. Dean opened it to find Stan with a bowl of french toast bake his wife Linda had made. She wanted to share some with each of us. How very nice and how delicious it was! So delicious, I asked if we could get a copy of the recipe and she sent each of us one.
Dean wanted to walk next door to Coachlight's RV store and take a look around. After making a slow walk through, we left there with a new fan for our refrigerator (ours broke recently), a new water filter and some caulk. We always enjoy looking at the gadgets in RV stores. We tried out a couple of recliners and agreed they were quite nice and very comfortable - just not on our "to buy" list today!
This morning we congregated at the clubhouse and visited for awhile while Drena taught us more about apps we can download to our phones - this time about food apps such as Subway, McDonalds, Popeyes, etc. Wow I am amazed at the deals you can get through these fast food places, so I downloaded a few that we like to stop at, along with Cracker Barrel and Golden Corral - I'm beginning to feel like I'm growing older as I type these. Lol! Dean made the comment to me the other day I see why everyone talks about a fixed income when they retire - it never increases as much as prices do. I guess that is why we need to look at every possible way to save money - if we can get two Quarter Pounder Cheeseburgers at McDonald's for the price of one, why not take advantage of it? Now, the other half of being a senior citizen is remembering that I have the app on my phone, and then how do I use it?
We headed back to Bentley about 1:30 where we made a quick sandwich before heading to Walmart. Donna is making a breakfast casserole in the morning and we are all going to bring a little something. I'm taking granola and sliced almonds to add to the yogurt that Drena is bringing. I also bought some tea to have on hand. I've been cold today for some reason and I needed something to warm me up. I could not find the hot chocolate mixes I love but they are so high in sugar content anyway I really do not need them.
We made one last stop at Lowe's. We have a storage drawer underneath our couch. In fact if you have been reading our blog you might have remembered we had the rig almost a year before we even knew it existed. We went over some railroad tracks in Mississippi, and when we got to the next RV park we found the drawer all askew. I was so surprised when I discovered it had a nice storage area.
We have fought this drawer off and on (pun on words since it's off almost as much as it is on) since then. We looked to see if Lowe's might have a new drawer slide so we could just replace the ones we have. We did find some but we weren't sure of the size so we'll check that out when we get back to see if they will work. The slides at Lowe's are definitely much stronger than what is on the drawer now. Well, the slides on the drawer are 12" and Lowe's smallest size was 14". Dean's going to see if the 14" will fit and if so we are going to give those a try.
|The storage drawer under the couch is just sitting on the ground for now.|
The sun is shining and it is really beautiful out however the wind is cooler today. Here is my view as I am working on the blog.
|Not a bad view. The leaves on the trees look much prettier than this picture indicates.|
We've had a great time with these 3 couples this week. It has gone by so fast. We will be heading home after breakfast tomorrow as we still have some work to do before we close on the house Monday afternoon. I have a doctor's appointment Monday morning in Joplin. His office staff called this morning and changed my 8am appointment on Monday to 10am so that means we may go ahead and move the RV to the RV Park before we go to Joplin rather than after we get back. You never know how long you'll be in a Dr.'s office, and we want to move the RV before the closing takes place. It's always something.....
Tonight we had a weiner roast. I brought the last batch of the hot dogs I bought from the Oswego Locker. I purchase them frozen and have used some out of the pack several times. The park has a really nice fire pit outside of the clubhouse. The guys had the fire going and by 5:30 we were cooking our dogs. We had chili, cheese, relish, ketchup, and mustard to go on the dogs, along with cole slaw and chips. For dessert we had more pecan pie with ice cream or dream whip. It was all delicious! About 7, we headed back to our respective rigs for the evening.
We will have breakfast at the clubhouse with everyone before we leave tomorrow. I know it will be delicious. Fortunately for us it is only an hour drive back home so we should be home before noon.