3-5 October 2012
Springfield, MOWe stopped here for another visit with the Admiral's brother and sister-in-law, Steve & Eileen, as we wind our way along the Interstates toward Santa Fe. We got laundry out of the way, did the shopping thing at Dillon's (another Kroger-owned market), and got fuel. Probably the lowest price we'll see the rest of the year at $3.80/gal.
And we suffered through our first cold weather of the season. Yikes! Had to get my wool socks out of the storage bag cuz the floor where the desk is located in a slide got really cold while I was sitting here typing. Even had to do the hookup in the morning wearing my polar fleece vest the whole time. What happened to endless summer?!
All the great looking oak trees rained acorns the whole time we were there. The concern is that when I close the slides they would get crushed against the slide seals. So I had a brain storm the morning when we pulled out: fire up the compressor and blow the acorns and leaves off the tops of the slides. Cool, huh?! Yeah, right. Turns out the air would blow everything away that was within about 3-4 feet and did nothing to any acorns or leaves beyond that. It was like an invisible wall. So much for the brain storm. I had to squeegee them off with the window cleaner I have for the truck.
Here's a few park shots plus a gratuitous shot of Annie the Super Dog...
|Great looking park...|
|... with lots of oak trees...|
|...that rained acorns the whole time we were there!|
|Annie the Super Dog. Kelly ran and |
hid: "I don't like cameras!"