Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fun with Barb and Bob.

We left Alma, NE on Friday, September 25th and moved on to Halstead, KS.  The last time we were in this area was in September, 2011.  We had left the Escapees Rally and were making our way to Spring Lake RV Resort when the Freightliner blew a turbo.  It was not a good day.

We remember that day well.  Seeing your vehicle being towed is never a good sight. 

This time however, our trip was uneventful and we made it to Spring Lake RV Resort without any breakdowns.  Yeah!!   On Friday night we went to the clubhouse for burgers and bingo.  Just as we were finishing with our burgers a couple came and sat next to us for bingo.  They are also full time RVers and happened to be parked next to us.    We were chatting before the bingo game started and John told them they would probably win because anyone who sits with us usually wins.  It is funny but true.  Usually everyone at our table wins but us. On the very first game our neighbor won.  Too funny.  On the worst card game, John was the first one to sit down.   Surprisingly, I actually won one of the games.    We had a great time meeting and visiting with our neighbors. 

Saturday night was the big hog roast at the clubhouse.  The place was crowded.  We had roasted hog, sweet potato casserole, baked beans, salad and a roll.  Very tasty.  After dinner we attended the Walter Plant concert.   He was also here in 2011 when we were here.  Walter is a blind pianist and singer.  Very talented.   The night ended with a small bonfire on the grounds. 

Monday our friends Barb and Bob arrived.  They had had a long travel day so we had a spaghetti supper ready for them.  We always have such a great time with them.  Lots of laughs.   After dinner was game time.  We played a couple or so rounds of Rummikub.  Since we all were traveling the next day we ended the night early.

Bob strategizing his next play. 

Barb studying her next play.

John just realized his last play will allow him to go out. 

Look at the scores.  That will probably never happen again.

John found a place for us to eat breakfast before we hit the road.  A little place in Newton, KS called Bread Basket.....a buffet.  The food was good but the laughs were better. 

You know John and Bob are always up to something.

Of course there is always a camera ready to document their antics.  

As usual Barb and I had some good laughs. 

John was there to document it. We laughed til we hurt.  A great start to our day. 

Soon it was time to say our "see ya laters" and get on the road. 

Jacks up, slides in, ready to roll.

John cleaning the grass off Bob's steps.

We travelled the same route for a little while before going our separate ways.  So glad we got to meet up with them again.  We wish them safe travels and hope to see them again real soon. 

There they go.

Our destination yesterday was Linn Valley, KS.  The trip was uneventful and we arrived before 2:00 p.m.   

Laugh everyday.   Happy trails.  Stay safe. 


  1. Looks like you had a great time with your friends...I cannot wait to get back on the road this Winter...Dennis is about to play farmer and help his friend bring in the harvest, so I am a "farmer's widow" for a while...(This means I get to go shopping without him..tehee.)

  2. Thanks for taking us along for a few hours. Love and miss you guys.

  3. Thanks for taking us with you for a few hours. Love and miss you all.