TOUR AMERICA 2019: UNION, MISSOURI -THE SHOW-ME STATE

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Places We Have Called Home In 2019

Home Is Where We Park It:  Pin Oak Creek Campground, Union, Missouri

August 11, 2019

Temperature 87 Degrees

To Explore As Many New States As Possible, To Boldly Go Where We Have Not Been Before

Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t get moving?  Today was that day for me.  Try as I might my get up and go had got up and gone.  Ah well there is always tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, we were supposed to move but we’ve decided to stay put one more day.  The weather report is offering all kinds of dire warnings for the direction we’re headed.  Temperatures are supposed to be in the mid to high 90’s.  There is also the chance of thunderstorms, high winds and possible hail along our route.  Tuesday looks much better for traveling so that is when we will go.

Today was sort of a weird day.  The last two days there have been kids all over the place.  The pool has been full.  There have been people walking up and down the various lanes.  Then today, right about 1 pm this place went dead quiet.  The pool was empty.  The lanes were empty.  Sites all over the place are empty.   To think as of yesterday they were turning people away.    I know the weekend is over and people have to get back to work, etc.

I went roaming around today and took a look at our home stead.  Down our lane there is a small lake.

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This is the pool

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They have miniature golf.

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I had an opportunity to talk to Chris the owner.  He has owned the campground for the last 17 years.  He stated that they have 155 sites total, 1/3 are occupied by permanent residents, 1/3 by seasonal, and the following 1/3 are left open for transients like ourselves.  He is currently looking to put in about 30 more new sites but first he stated he has to figure out just where to put them.

Most of the permanent sites are kept really nice.  The rigs are mostly modern, well kept but there is of course always that one.  It’s about 22 feet long, it’s tires are flat, and it sure hasn’t been cleaned in a really, really long time!

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Moving on.  Did you catch our map at the beginning?  In case you didn’t here it is again.  Two and a half years ago the two of us had never really been out of New Jersey.  Look at where we’ve been to date.  We find it absolutely amazing that we’ve traveled to so many different states and places.  We need some day to get to Michigan.  There’s a few, like Ohio and Maine that we want to go back to.  We also hope some day to go north into Canada.  No rush, we’re still young.

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That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  Barbara was busty cleaning and putting things in order in the kitchen.  I, however, never got moving.  Each and every time I walked outside the heat and the humidity just slapped me in the face.   Knock on wood we’re comfortable inside since the AC is doing such a fine job.  Time now to play some Mexican Train.

Thanks again for coming along with us.  We always enjoy your company and comments.  Catch you tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s two human soul mates.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road!

 

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