Sunday, July 15, 2018

Summer 2018 - Day 53: Planning The Future And Burning The Past

Hard to believe, but it's time to start thinking about a time past the summer where the temperatures will start dipping lower and it's time to find a place to spend the winter. It's better to start looking earlier in case a park you want to visit is already booked up. A popular park can be filled already six months in advance. We went to Applebee's to start laying out a path that would keep us out of major cities and give us the easiest path without too many curvy roads or stops in smaller towns. At McDonald's we looked at some RV parks and even some state and national parks that it will be nice to stay at. We worked our way up to Texarkana before we left.

I was getting documents ready for Buddy's vet visit tomorrow. I pulled out documents that I thought the vet would want to see. But there were quite a few that we didn't need anymore. I took those documents plus some from the car that we've had and set them on fire in the pit behind the RV.
It was surreal to see documents from as far back as 2001 and school being set ablaze, but we simply had no more use for them. Also I had quite a few receipts I had kept as well made for fast burning kindling, receipts from Walmart and Bashas' from 2015. Keeping documents isn't the easiest when you're on the road all the time.

Summer 2018 - Day 49-52: Bunch Of Stuff From The Game Trail and Eat N Park

When you stay a long time at one place, the time seems to stretch out like a trail in front of you.

Rustic Acres has a small 9-hole miniature golf course near the front office

In the front office is the standard odds and ends a camper might need if they've forgotten anything. This was when I was in the office paying the monthly rent for the summer.

There have been some heavy equipment on the game trail for the past few days. A path to the side has been cleared out and hay spread around. Wonder what they're doing...

The summer isn't just a time for sun, but occasional rains as well.

The sun shines through the branches after a mild rain.

Eat N Park not only has a nice soup and salad buffet, but also smiley cookies in all colors.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Summer 2018 - Day 47-48: Both Ends Of The Street

There's a road that leads up to the RV park. On one end is the game trail which branches off into other directions. On the other end before the street turns to the right is a chain link fence with what appears to be plows for winter use.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Summer 2018 - Day 44-46: Don't Trust Cheap Soda!

The Fourth of July emptied out the stores so that we couldn't find our standard lemon lime sodas. So we took a chance on the store version. We thought, "How could they mess this up?" Well, it wasn't horrible but it just kind of tasted flat. Glad we spent something like $1.50 on a six-pack. 

The sun is starting to dry out the game trails again. Plus it's starting to get really warm! Having to hike earlier so it's not super warm while walking.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Summer 2018 - Day 43: I'm Game If You Are!

The rain made a few places on the game trail muddy, but the heat is starting to dry things out. It's up to 80 degrees today, but it's also raining. Not sure what to make of the rainy/super warm weather!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Summer 2018 - Day 42: Blazing Warm 4th of July

Photo from TripAdvisor

Today the rain didn't beat the crud out of us like it did in the Walmart parking lot a couple days ago. Though it was slated to rain on the 4th of July, it ended up being super warm. Not knowing which restaurants would be open, we took a chance on Sakura Buffet which was in fact still open.

Wanting to do something special for the 4th of July, we made the long drive to the Cinemark Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills to see the documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? about Fred Rogers. We seem to be seeing a lot of documentaries about people from Pittsburgh ... in Pittsburgh! We learned a lesson, always get a drink one size larger than the popcorn. You can always have a drink if you run out of popcorn, but you can't eat popcorn if you run out of drink!

After the movie, we made our way back to the Clarion Walmart for some supplies and went to the RV where the AC was mercifully still on. Time to stay inside until it decides to cool down. Looks like the weather across the country is pretty warm as well.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Summer 2018 - Day 40-41: Awaiting The Medicine's Arrival

The last few days has been spent making arrangements to get something desperately needed. Finally on Monday we received a package that we were waiting for. Instead of showing the medication, here is a bowl of chili from Eat N Park.