Thursday, April 28, 2022

Temperature 61, Overcast, Gusting Winds

Amana RV Park and Event Center

Should we stay? Leave a day early? Maybe a day late? Looking at the weather for Thursday and Friday we made the decision to leave a day early. Hence, today became a travel day rather than a day to catch up on the attractions we visited while in Nebraska City. But trust me they’re coming.

So Wednesday night we began to pack. I wish I could say we’ve got it down to perfection but unfortunately we still don’t. In particular, I’m still making too many stupid mistakes. I’m missing little things, like remembering to turn the propane off, before getting on the road. Until today nothing came back to bite me. But today, well, I forget to tuck the cable between the rig and the car up in it’s support bracket. The result? It dragged and now I have several wires I have to cut and splice. Maybe by the end of our six months I’ll again have it all down pat!

OK. Knowing that today would be another long drive for us we left before 9 am this morning. Our first stop would be in three to four hours for fuel. Traffic was light, there were no construction delays, and the winds at first were light so we made good time. The bad news is that the price of fuel is going back up big time. Up until now we could usually find diesel for under $5 per gallon but that is no more. Oh well, it is what it is.

A full tank of fuel down below we were back on the road. This is when things got interesting due to the wind. Today they were so-so. Two hands on the wheel at all times and I was able to manage the situation fairly well. I can only imagine what it would have been like had we waited until Friday when they are calling for strong, gusting winds throughout the day. And those winds would have been hitting us from the side.

Another two hours and we were there. There being

A short drive from this intersection and we were

at the office registering for our site.

The main road leading into the park. Gee, by the fact that the park is empty, do you think we are here a bit too early in the year? It is the same everywhere we go. Note to self, next time don’t leave until at least the middle of May!

Our new home for the next five days. The site is gravel. It is a sort of pull-through, meaning if there is no one in the site behind you, you can pull through. It is reasonably level but very narrow. Site separation is good. All in all not a bad place to call home for a few days.

We had hoped to do a number of things while we are here. For example, this Saturday is Maifest. There are supposed to be Maipole Dancers, live bands, and wine tasting. However, it looks like the weather is going to be against us. We’ll just have to take it day by day.

So it goes on The Road of Retirement. It is hard to believe but we’ve only been on the road for three weeks. Sometimes, though, it feels like we never stopped full-timing. Our Elvira offers us a comfortable and secure home. We’re so grateful for our home on wheels and the opportunity Elvira offers us to fulfill our dreams.

Thanks again for taking the time to share our adventures with us.  It’s always great to be able to share our story with others. Comments? Feel free to share them with me. And always remember, cherish each day that God gives you and live it to the fullest.

Our continuing mission remains the same: 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


  1. I hope you enjoy your time there! Dan and I have talked about staying at that RV park. The main reason is you can easily get to the bike trail from it. I’m not sure as I like the low price of the Sugar Bottom COE which is not too far. Hope the weather works out for your visit. The forecast isn’t always right!


    1. Understand your feeling about Sugar Bottom. However, we didn’t want to go any further east at this point in time. About the weather, as of now it stinks, or should I say it is pouring. Thunderstorms and strong winds on the way. So glad we made the decision to travel yesterday and not today. Enjoy your travels.

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      1. Well, you’ll have to tell us how you liked the campground. Glad you traveled in better weather. Windy and rainy here today, so it was laundry day. Enjoy your day!


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