Thursday, August 6, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
We are settled in at Boland's RV Park in Perry, GA. Tomorrow, we will have one more day on the road. The GPS says we are 357 miles, 6 and 1/2 hours to Fort Christmas RV Park east of Orlando. We will be staying there until we can find a rental house.
Monday, August 3, 2009
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We are at the Lost Valley Lake Resort for two days. I can see why they call this place "Lost" because I'm sure several people have gotten lost getting here or getting out. "Lost" because it's closer to nine other towns than it is to Owensville, MO. I guess to be fair, it would also be a stretch to call Beemont, Drake, Rosebud or the other places on the map, towns.
Lost Valley is a pretty nice place. They keep it maintained really well and there two lakes with a lot of activities for families.
So it took about 8 and 1/2 hours to get here from Lincoln, Nebraska. The one thing I didn't understand was why they have mile marker signs every two tenths of a mile on their interstate system? I guess that if someone is broken down they can tell the tow truck diver exactly where they are. It might go like this...........
Hello. Billy Bob's Towing?
Yes. This is Billy Bob his self.
Good. Mr. Bob, I'm broken down on I-29, south bound, 16 feet, 4 and 7/8 inches, south of mile marker 107.2. But that's only approximate.
No problem. I'll be there in 27 minutes and 38 seconds. Give or take a second or two.
Maybe the state of Missouri can get federal funds so they can have mile markers every tenth of a mile instead of every two tenths. It would create jobs and make it much safer for stranded motorist.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
We left Cheyenne, Wyoming early this morning and as we were driving through the state of Nebraska I started to think of Andy Rooney of 60 minutes fame. Some of you are too young to know who he is, but he was always asking in an animated voice........... "did you ever wonder why............". Well, in Nebraska I was thinking to myself (Laura was asleep) in my best Andy Rooney voice................
Did you ever wonder why they have a tourist information center in Nebraska? Just who goes on vacation to Nebraska.........people from Oakley, Kansas? Some of the hot spots in the state are the Museum of Military Vehicles, the Museum of the Fur Trade, Cabela's World Headquarters and the Mean Wind Farm. I wonder if it's an organic wind farm?
Did you ever wonder why they have a sign on I-80 that says "Watch for wind on overpass"? I don't know about you, but I have never seen the wind and I never know it's around until it's too late. I thought about stopping on the overpass to look for the wind, but it would have been too dangerous on such a busy interstate.
Did you ever wonder why the state of Nebraska has a county named Cheyenne? It's about a hundred miles east of Cheyenne, Wyoming. You would think that if you were going to have a county named Cheyenne, it would be in Wyoming, near Cheyenne.
Anyway, we are at the Nebraska State Fair Park just outside of Lincoln and I'm wondering why.