On the Road – So Much Driving not Enough Time to Rest – Soon We Will Spend a Month with Friends Having Fun – and RESTING –

lunch-at-rest-stopWhile we travel a lot, we drive only 200 miles a day, more or less. Here we stop at a rest stop on the Interstate for lunch. Although the slides are pulled in for driving, there is a path back to the kitchen. Steve takes Chelsea for a walk while I put food on the table. Lunch meat sandwiches, cottage, cheese, chips, and water make a satisfying meal. We spend about 45 minutes eating, relaxing, and walking in the sunshine before we get back on the road again. Most traveling days we arrive between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at whatever RV park I have booked for a day or two.

We are in Rapid City, South Dakota, this week. The weather turned cool. We hope an early winter storm does not sweep over this land before we leave. Next time we come here, we plan to do it in the summer. We will return, so we plan to see Mount Rushmore when the wind is not blowing so much and the sun is shining.

We stopped in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for only two days. We drove for only about ten minutes from our RV park to see this magnificent water fall. sioux-fallsBefore we left the falls, we walked up a staircase that led to the door of an old building. We were surprised when we stepped inside to find a cafe. We had lunch there. What a lovely day that was. We snapped the photos below of one another at the cafe. We drove toward Rapid City the next morning.

steve    me

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About Carol Ann Hoel

The new me - Carol Ann. More suitably said, the old me in new circumstances of life. Again. My history has developed in parts and chapters. In person, I am Wife, Mom, Grandma, Author, and Writer, in that order, more or less. Life is good because God is good.
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6 Responses to On the Road – So Much Driving not Enough Time to Rest – Soon We Will Spend a Month with Friends Having Fun – and RESTING –

  1. Hi Carol
    Nice to read your blog. Enjoy your time.
    Sophie

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  2. My parents love to RV, too, Carol Ann. Poor Dad–he and Mom had just parked their camper in an Arkansas camp ground around 9 p.m. one night last May, and Dad had a stroke! Had to be med-flighted to a nearby hospital. Mom got help w/ hooking the camper back to the truck and took off on winding roads during bad weather to get to the hosp. Fortunately–thankfully!–Dad is doing okay now.

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    • Your mom is a trooper! I hope she never has to do it again. I have never driven our motorhome. I’m sure I would have sought help disconnecting the Jeep from the tow bar so I could drive it to the hospital. You have inspired me to have my hubby teach me how to disconnect it myself just in case I ever need to do it. Blessings to you…

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  3. pattisj says:

    I just found this post in my inbox. I’ve gotten WAY behind, trying to tidy up things around the house.

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    • I am very much behind in reading and posting. We leave tomorrow from Las Cruces, New Mexico, and will drive a couple hundred miles and stop for three days. Then we will continue to Arizona, where we started last May. I hope to catch up when we get there. Thanks for stopping by. Blessings to you, Patti…

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