Thursday, May 10, 2018
We left our campsite at Mark Twain State Park, Missouri, and drove 137 miles to a small town called Cahokia, which is in Illinois just across the Mississippi river from St. Louis. We stayed at the Cahokia RV Parque and had lunch at an onsite barbeque restaurant called The Sawmill. Then we drove back across the river to spend some time browsing at what claims to be the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle store – The Puzzle Warehouse. We’ve been wanting to go to this store for a number of years, having subscribed for a few years to the “Puzzle of the Month” club. The store is a fun and amazing place if you like jigsaw puzzles.
Friday, May 11, 2018
We drove 151 miles to Harmonie State Park in Indiana, just across the Wabash river from Illinois. This park has about 200 campsites and nearly all of them were full for the weekend.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
This was a day to just relax a bit. We went over and walked along the bank of the Wabash River and drove around through the state park. We also visited the nearby quaint little town of New Harmony. This was a small community from the early 1800’s which was settled by two different groups of German and Welsh immigrants seeking relief from religious persecution and a utopian way of life. The community has been reinvigorated recently with an influx of artisans and small business ventures.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
We drove about 40 miles to Evansville, Indiana to attend Oak Hill Baptist Church with some friends of ours. The pastor preached on Matthew 19:13-30 as part of his “The King and the Kingdom” series. Our friends invited us to their house for lunch afterwards. We then returned to a nearly deserted campground with the weekender’s having left for home. Scooter and I went on a 2-mile hike through the Indiana forest and along the campground road.
Monday, May 14, 2018
We drove 188 miles to our primary destination on this first leg of our journey… Elizabethtown, Kentucky. We had arranged to meet my brother and sister-in-law there to transfer some personal items we were bringing to them from our house in Colorado. We reserved a spot for a week at the Glendale Campground, a lovely independently-owned and run RV park.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
We were able to have a mobile notary person come to our campsite for us to sign the papers closing the sale of our house in Denver. The closing will be completed later this week. We also needed to catch up on some errands, shopping, and laundry today. We did take time to drive around the area a bit to explore and explored the campground a bit as well.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
We visited some more with my brother today and also went to see Lincoln’s birthplace in Hodgenville, KY.