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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

On the Road to Branson / Rachel Care

After a summer of work at the house, we were looking forward to our first Bus trip of the Fall.  This road trip includes a visit to Branson, MO to take card of our Arkansas granddaughter, Rachel, while her parents attended a medical conference. 

After that, we will head to the Tiffin factory town of Red Bay, AL to get some hurricane paint/Fiberglas repairs completed, a new set of tires with a four-wheel alignment , and some new house batteries for the Bus.

After Red Bay, we will head to a Lone Star Allegro rally at Trader’s Village in Houston.  The next week, we will attend a week-long Bluebonnet Allegro rally in the Rio Grande Valley town of Mission.  We will return home on November 12.

On this past Monday, I had a colonoscopy that made Sunday a very sad day with the pre-procedure diet!!  Tuesday, Patsy had a hair appointment……… As soon as she was finished, I picked her up at the salon in the Bus with the car hooked up, and we headed out.

I was told my colon looked good, and Patsy’s hair looked great.  Our reason for the fast departure was that our travels took us through Waco Texas on the way to Branson and we wanted to visit the Magnolia Market.owned by Chip & Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV's hit remodeling show "Fixer Upper".  Patsy is a fan of the show, and wanted to see the market.  She bought a T-shirt, and a flower vase for the Bus.

Here are some pictures……….


We had to park the Bus a couple of blocks from the market, and as we were walking back, Patsy spotted this house.  It is or was called ashotgun house”, and was one of the projects that was highlighted on one of their shows.


We had arrived in Waco at 5:00pm, and the Market area closed at 6:00pm, but we had enough time to do a good tour.  We went by a Bed Bath&Beyond store to buy a rug that Patsy had wanted for the Bus, and then we hit North I-35 toward Dallas.  We drove until about 10:30pm, and overnighted at a Walmart in Sherman, TX.

That put us at half-way to Branson, and we don’t need to be there until Thursday afternoon.  On Wednesday morning, we decided to drive about half of the distance to Branson, and stop at a campground in an Oklahoma State Park.  We chose Lake Eufaula State Park, near Checotah, OK.

We got parked in a site, and drove the car around the park a bit.  Then, we just rested.  Patsy grilled some hot links that we had brought with us, and I started updating this blog.

Here are some pictures of the state park………


It was a nice quiet and cool day in the park!

Tomorrow, we will drive to the campground near Branson where we will stay until Sunday afternoon while taking care of Rachel.

More later!!,

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