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|We are on the road again. The Internet connection here is so slow that it has been very difficult to post anything to the website. We were in this same campground almost exactly one year ago. It was raining then, but is much more pleasant this time with sunny weather. We had some issues with the water system in the trailer. We made the mistake of not draining the water system in early June and everything was full of bacteria. It was quite a chore to clean it out, but we finally succeeded.|
|Tom picked this campground without consulting Frank. Just as we were getting near Frank realized this is the same KOA he and his sister stayed at 2 years ago. We think it is one of the nicest KOA campgrounds we have seen, although a bit expensive. Frank spent the late afternoon and evening trying to install a newly rebuilt webcam notebook computer in the truck. Loads of configuration problems. Then he found he couldn't log into the trailer's computer access point. It wouldn't take the password he assigned it last night. Turns out it took the 13 character password but only remembered the first 12 characters. What a mess. That little goof took 2 hours to figure out. Tomorrow we will move on to Indiana and will stay in one spot for a couple of days so we can catch up on projects and rest some.|
Another campground we stayed in last year. We are near where our trailer was built, but that company has gone out of business due to the recession. Along our way, a kind motorist brought to our attention that we had something hanging from the underside of our trailer. We pulled into a parking lot and found a section of the underbelly cover (which is little more than plasticized cardboard) had come loose on one corner and was dragging on the ground. We did a fast jerry-rig job of holding it up with a strap to get us on our way. We stopped at a hardware store and picked up some bolts and fender washers to do the repair tomorrow.
Sunday, August 16
Monday, August 17
Tuesday, August 18
We moved into Central time during our drive today. We are now stationed just about 2000 feet from where the Chicago rodeo will be held, (about 2 miles via road) and you can see the rodeo location in today's Google Earth campground view. Pleasant campground, lots of trees. During the late afternoon and evening we had more rain. Frank began a project of adding indicator lights to the front door light switches to make it easier to tell if the outside lights are on. It's such a pain when people leave their outside lights on all night and we don't want to disturb others by doing that ourselves.
Thursday, August 20
Friday, August 21
Saturday, August 22
Sunday, August 23
We drove about 184 miles today, a bit longer than we would like but not bad. We are in a very pleasant and immaculately cared for county park. The only drawback is they only have 30 amp hookups. We are both bushed after the long weekend at the rodeo and we are looking forward to a good night's sleep.
Tuesday, August 25
Wednesday, August 26
|We decided to move on today, even though the rain is still around. Good thing too, back in Davenport it is still raining heavily while we are now beyond this storm. Extremely well kept park, part of a hotel, but right on the highway. Had an excellent dinner in their restaurant. Tom had a great Prime Rib, and Frank has a Grilled Chicken Breast.|
|We are in a four star campground which Tom pushed for because they have an internet connection, which wouldn't work for Frank and barely worked for Tom. We are here, on a slope and un-even site which Tom rates only as a two star. You just can't trust the ratings you see in the campground directories. But alas, we are still connected to the truck, and will quickly move on tomorrow. Tomorrow will be concrete, level pads, with wide open spaces in an Indian Casino Campground. The sun is now shining for the first time in several days. Dinner tonight is spaghetti.|
The sun is shining and the weather is great. We moved to a campground we stayed at last summer just a few miles north of Topeka Kansas. Internet is good. Along the way we stopped to swap drivers and found an interesting historical marker. After arriving in the campground, we selected our own spot, and proceeded to clean/wash the truck and trailer. Windows and truck, plus carpet, looks nice again. Dinner tonight at the Casino's Buffet, but since we are in the campground, it is a two for one event. Dinner for two at $16.00.
Sunday, August 30
Monday, August 31