We had an official planning meeting Sunday night over supper with our camping buddies, the Ottaways, and decided, intrepid souls that we like to think we are, that we will brave the cold and head north. This will be about a five or six day trip. We'll spend the weekend at Bellevue State Park on the Mississippi where Butch's second cousin's wife is the park manager and hopefully get a chance to visit with them and their adorable little boys. Then on Sunday, we will head on up the river to Pike's Peak State Park for a few days. There is talk of trout fishing and maybe a couple of winery visits.
This week is full of obligations and necessities. A blood drive, dentist appointment, haircut, couple of meetings, volunteer work at the depot complex, a retirement reception for a past co-worker, a family gathering, purchase of a new washer and dryer, some church volunteer work, etc. See what I mean about not having time for jobs? Plus restocking the camper.
I have a magnetic notepad on the oven door in the camper to note items that need to be replaced. Why don't I use it? When I run out of something on a trip, I think "Oh, I'll remember I need that." Do I? Of course not. So then I have to mentally go back through the last trip and try and think what I needed that I didn't have. It's a lot of stress.
I do need to mention a retraction on an earlier post. When we returned to Iowa from central Nebraska, we followed Highway 30, not 34. This the Lincoln Highway and a very pleasant drive.