Travel Log 5/9/2018

Now that we’ve started out, I thought I’d experiment with a travel log documenting our daily travels. I hope to include more pictures on future ones, but this one will be a bit shorter.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

We left our home in Denver with all our furniture and most of our possessions packed and ready to move. We’ll be sending it to Florida sometime soon. We drove 239 miles to Colby, KS and stayed in the Whistle Stop RV Park.

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Our dog Scooter has a front row seat!

 

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Our site at Whistle Stop RV park, Colby, KS
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Kansas is kinda flat here!

Friday, May 4, 2018

We drove 204 miles on to Kanopolis Lake State Park. This has a beautiful campground in it and we’d like to return in the future. We were not able to enjoy it as we had hoped because of a problem we had with our motorhome room extension slides. We have four slides which really open up the interior, but when we arrived here, none of them would open. God gave us some very helpful neighbors who worked to try to troubleshoot the electrical components. As it turned out, we were low on hydraulic fluid, which tripped a sensor and prevented the motor from running. We drove to nearby Salina and found an auto parts store still open at 9:15 pm. After refilling the hydraulics at 10:15, the motor still wouldn’t run, so we slept in pretty cramped quarters that night.

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Campsite at Kanopolis Lake State Park
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Kanopolis Lake from near our campsite
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Sunrise over the lake as we drive into Salina to get hydraulic fluid!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

 

The slides opened just fine this morning. Problem solved! Apparently the sensor needed some time to readjust to the new fluid level. We walked around the campground a little to see what we missed and then drove 219 miles to St. Joseph, Missouri, where we stayed at Beacon RV Park.

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Beacon RV Park, St. Joseph, MO

Sunday, May 6, 2018

 

We decided to attend a small church that was right next to the RV park. The pastor gave a very good sermon on the significance of the Lord’s Supper. After that we drove to Maryville to have lunch with some dear friends of ours. They took us on a tour of the town and showed us the renovations they are doing to an old historic area home.

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Worshipping at Cornerstone Church, St. Joseph
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Our friends in Maryville, MO

Monday, May 7, 2018

St. Joseph is home to the Pony Express Museum. We learned about this short-lived but famous business venture to create a means of delivering mail across the west in as little as ten days. The pony express only operated for 18 months.

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The museum is housed in an old stable building
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A rider prepares to set out!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

We drove 190 miles to Mark Twain State Park, where we stayed in the beautiful Puma campground. We were also able to drive to Centralia, MO to have dinner with some other dear friends of ours.

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Our campsite at Mark Twain State Park, MO
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Dinner with friends

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

 

We relaxed at the campground and also went to see the birthplace of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain).

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Plaque in Florida, MO at the site of Mark Twain’s birthplace
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The actual cabin was moved to the nearby State Park and enclosed in a protective building

 

One thought on “Travel Log 5/9/2018

  1. Great travelogue! Glad you enjoyed the Pony Express Museum. What a relaxing way to see our beautiful nation. Loved spending time with you and hope our paths cross again! –Paula

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