Saturday, September 6, 2014

Eastward

Story City, IA  High 77 Low 51

The wind died down Thursday night and we headed out Friday morning. Our original plan was to spend the night in Mitchell but that was before I found out that Nan and John were in Sioux Falls. We pressed on and ended up at the fairgrounds in Sioux Falls parked next to our good friends.

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We went to the Pizza Ranch for dinner. It’s a buffet type of place with all kinds of pizza, a salad bar and some of the best fried chicken we have ever had. They also had a couple of dessert pizzas which were fantastic. Jim even shared his root beer float with me. We tried to figure out how to stay another four hours so we would have room to eat some more, but finally gave up and went back to the rigs. Let the girls out and then went over to their rig and we played Phase 10 and laughed. Hard to say goodbye but we’ll see them again in Q in January.

Have no idea what this is but it was along the road in SD.

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We planned on stopping at a County park in Webster City, IA. No way. We pulled in and the place was packed with rigs parked every which way and hundreds of kids running wild. We turned around and headed on down the road. Finally ended up in Story City, IA at the Whispering Oaks Campground. It’s an okay place, lots of noisy trucks that go in and out constantly. Not sure why. They must have had a storm go through because there were only three sites open when we got here and two of them were all mud.

The girls are being so good.

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Moving on in the morning to Geneseo, IL. I really do miss the desert. I know lots of you folks like trees and grass but I’m just not one of those. One of my problems is mosquitoes and every other bug just love me. My legs are covered with bug bites (even after using bug spray) and I spend most of every night awake scratching until I bleed.

21 comments:

  1. Angela was the same way with the bugs when we were in Missouri. Now we are in Mesa, AZ in a dust storm. Hope to see you again at the Q.

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  2. Oh no . I hate being in mosquito country too. It really does make one miserable.

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  3. I can't believe people don't wear seat belts these days! it's an automatic 'do' or Homer will scream his head off…

    I have heard about the wind … who else had to pull over recently … CRS … hmm ~ you see where Steamboat Geyser blew his top Wednesday? I know you're not at Yellowstone but it's close to Billings and well … I have been behind in blog reading…

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  4. I'm catching up with m'blog reading so this comment is a multi post comment.. ha? is why it says the seat belt thingy

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  5. I sure hope our plans work out that we can meet up with everyone at the Q. I really want to meet Nan and John. They seem like such nice people. Glad y'all got to reconnect.

    Safe travels.

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  6. I'm one of those people who love green grass, trees, mountains, etc., but I'm glad there are those who prefer the desert - we can't all be at the same place at once!

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  7. Nice that you were able to meet up with Nan and John even if it was only for the night. We are hoping to be at "Q" in January too, hoping that we will be able to meet up with quite a few blogger friends!

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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  8. Sandie, you just aren't tough enough to be a Midwesterner.

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  9. Don't forget if you end u on I-70 across MO yu are welcome to stop at the Weeb Ranch with us in Dardenne Prairie, we would love to meet up and you can driveway dock,

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  10. Be real careful in Virginia. That's where the chiggers started. Bill still had a bite in Michigan. They are worse than any mosquito. Travel safely.

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  11. I think I would miss trees and green grass and I know I would miss the ocean. Bugs are rarely a problem where we go.

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  12. I'm a desert lover, too! Marti, not so much. Hopefully someday I can convert her! Lack of skeeters might be a plus to change her mind. ;c)

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  13. We saw that thing on our way out of South Dakota. We couldn't figure it out either. Hoping the humidity leaves before you get to VA. Safe travels. Don't forget, you can get that seasoning at Food Lion in VA!!

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  14. For me, Benadryl cream or capsule helps with that bug bite itching. For chiggers, paint them with nail polish. It suffocates them so they stop wiggling which is what causes the itching in their case.

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  15. I can relate to your not liking the mosquitoes. They like me also.Cindy likes all the green and I can say I like it, but I wouldn't like their winters.

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  16. We miss the desert too can't wait the begin our journey to Arizona and the Q in January.

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  17. This summer I've been bitten my mosquitoes, stung by a bee and horseflies, had a tick behind my ear and we won't even talk about those no-see-ems that seem to take a chunk of skin when they bite. I love the desert too!

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  18. Glad you got to see your friends... We went through Sioux Falls--but didn't stop anywhere (since we were on our way home and had a LONG drive that day....

    Be safe --out there on the road...
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. As soon as I began reading this, I wondered if you ran into the bad weather we had heard was in that area. I'm glad to hear you must have been behind it.

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  20. Lots of pizza ranch locations in that part of the country, your right they have great fried chicken.

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