The weather reports for Wednesday and Thursday weren’t great, but it was dry when we got up on Wednesday, so we decided to take advantage of the opportunity to put another 200 miles behind us.
The drive to Cuba, MO was dry and uneventful, and we arrived at the Ladybug RV Park with plenty of time left in the day for school and work.
The RV Park was small and basic, but it was quiet and at $13.50 (PA rate), it was a good deal!
We settled in for the evening, and never did get any of the rain that had been predicted!
On Thursday, after taking care of some work and school, we decided to go ahead and make another move. We had just finished hitching up when the drizzle started!
We had on/off rain all day, but only a few bursts of heavy rain, and no severe weather – although the sky was pretty threatening at times.
The fall colors along the way were really beautiful – I think we’re seeing Missouri at peak leaf season!
We made a quick stop at a rest area outside Springfield, and despite the rain, I just had to take a few pictures. It was really cute – all of the picnic shelters were made to look like Route 66 businesses!
We arrived at the Big Red Barn RV Park in Carthage, MO in the rain, but had a small window of time to get unhitched. We had heard that this was a Passport Park, but apparently they stopped accepting Passport, yet they still add on all the “extra charges" to the base rate. Overall, the park was disappointing, so we decided to just stay the one night, and then move down the road to another RV Park for the weekend.
On Friday, we went to 7am mass for all Saints Day, and then got packed up for our 4 mile move.
The weather had improved, too, and we were finally seeing the sun and blue skies again!
We checked in at the office and quickly got set up on site 52 . . .
. . . in plenty of time for Nicolas to get into his Physics class on time!
This park is right off the freeway, but it’s pretty, and quiet,
and seems to be a popular spot to stop on the journey west. It’s been almost full all weekend! The campground is owned by an RV Dealer, and is conveniently located just behind the dealership. Nicolas was glad to have some free time on Friday afternoon to tour a few RV’s (not that we’re in the market yet!!)
We spent the weekend exploring Carthage and Joplin (and watching football), but those will need to be separate blog posts! Tomorrow we move on again – Oklahoma – Bryce wants to get through there quickly, even though I explained that they don’t usually get tornadoes in the fall!