Sunday, September 11, 2011

Moving East...

Thursday was our last day in Fort Collins, and, we wanted to make the most of a beautiful day.  Especially after our rainy and snowy day in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

We each had a couple of errands to run.  I needed to find a post office and Best Buy while Rod needed a new camera battery.  And, of course, you can't do all that shopping without a little


nourishment.  And, this pizzeria seemed to fit the bill.  The


salad was to die for and the


pizza was good too.

After lunch and errands, we thought we would take a tour of this local


brewery, but we decided against the tour and just sit out and enjoyed their patio and soaked up a little sunshine while visiting.

The brewery wasn't so good, but the blizzards at the Dairy Queen were awesome.  The new flavor...Caramel Chocolate Brownie!

One last stop by the


local produce stand.  They were out of peaches, but not short on corn or


roasted peppers.

By this time, it was late afternoon, and we needed to head back to the RV Park to meet up with


Todd, Shelli, and the kids.

Soon, the


sun was setting over the mountains and it was time for us to start packing up for an early morning departure.

Friday, we had our hugs, and said see you in October in Texas.  Soon, we were on the road and headed out of Fort Collins.  We decided not to take the interstate to Denver, but to try


Hwy 34 across to Burlington.  We certainly missed the traffic, but, had to


dodge one very wide load coming down the road.

We drove across Colorado and we drove across Kansas, and some 600 miles later, we stopped on the Kansas Toll Road, just shy of Kansas City where we spent the night.  Boy, no one had to tell me it was

However, yesterday, we made up for it, and drove only 62 miles from Kansas City to Grain Valley, Missouri.  We stopped off here to visit with Pat and Garry, friends from Retama.  During the summer, they manage


the Trailside RV Park just off of I-70.

Mark and


Garry got in some good visiting while


Pat was busy taking a reservation or two.

Great to see you guys even though our visit was just for one day.  It was a nice break from the long travel day on Friday.  We even had a beautiful


rainbow to finish off the day.

Again this morning, there were hugs and see you soon in Texas, before we were back on the road heading East.  We had an easy trip with not much traffic until we reached St. Louis.  We wiggled our way through


town and across


the river.  Wow, what a trip.  I am glad it was Sunday and not a weekday.

It wasn't too much farther down the road and we were out of the busy city and enjoying the beauty of the Illinois and


Indiana country sides.  By mid-afternoon, we reached our destination in Newburgh, Indiana.  Here we are


parked at SMI Industries.  In the morning, they will be installing an air brake system that will work on the Jeep by using the braking system of the motor home.  Yeah, no more Brake Buddy to mess with.

Thanks for coming East with us...see you tomorrow as we head South.


  1. Did you wave? We're at Scott AFB, just 11 miles from St Louis. In fact we may have seen you in our travels today. We saw several RV's. I wish we would have known we would have met you briefly. I hope to see you in TN in Oct though. Safe travels.

  2. A very nice post and photos. Enjoying my coffee and reading your blog this morning. Life is good.

  3. Sorry you didn't get to stop by our place on your way South but there's always next year. :-) Enjoyed seeing you at the Escapade. Sounds like you are moving right along. Take care and enjoy your new braking system....we love ours. Hugs.....Pat

  4. What a great visit with Deb & Rod... and their kids! Looks like your drive was uneventful and lucky that you went through St. Louis on a Sunday. Hope your installation of the new brake system goes with no hitches...LOL
    Have fun & Travel safe

  5. Love that sunset pic! Looks like you guys are having a great time touring the midwest...

    Are you heading up towards Wisconsin?

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  6. Love that sunset pic! Looks like you guys are having a great time touring the midwest