Salem, Missouri: It was a quiet weekend at the campground in spite of many new campers coming in on Friday night for a weekend of fishing. The family next to us had three little guys, probably 2, 3, and 4. Each of them had along a bike or little trike to ride out on the street in front of their site. They all had on sweat shirts and long pants, and two of the three had on shoes. The middle sized kid was barefoot but didn't seem to mind the cold at all, and he kept on going until after dark. Yesterday was nice and sunny, and we just lounged around the campground all day, doing a little reading and watching the history channel for awhile. Around five hubby got out the lawn chairs, built a nice fire, and he had a beer and I had a glass of wine while we sat close to the warmth of the fire. I had made chicken noodle soup with homemade noodles, thanks to a little shop along the roadway run by some Amish type of sect, so our supper was bubbling away in the crockpot.
We awakened about 5 this morning to the sound of rain on the roof. Finally. This part of Missouri is really dry, and they have been waiting for some rain for a long time. The rain seems to have knocked off a lot of leaves from the trees, as the drive into town showed more bare limbs than we've seen before. The colors of the trees are still beautiful though, just like the trees back home in Minnesota at this time of the year.
The plan now is to leave on Wednesday when our mail should be here for sure! We'll head down highway 19 through the rest of Missouri, then visit a couple of places in Arkansas. After that we'll head to Kentucky then up into Indiana as our appointment in Middlebury on the 13th of November gets closer. Hubby's latest idea is to head straight south when we leave the factory. He is thinking we should park at Tindall AFB in Florida, in the panhandle along the gulf. We'd then store the RV there and drive back to Minnesota for Christmas when that time comes. Not my choice, but guess I'll go where he says. The one good thing is that we have dear friends in Florida that we could visit. Will give you more information as it becomes fact.