We are in Kansas But

The unit that is located at the Armory in Concordia KS

Tower at the airfield in Concordia Ks

The lots at the town RV park next to the airfield and Armory
across from Wal-Mart

Our rig

No sign of Dorothy or Toto 🙂 We got an early start to the day and left camp at 7am this morning. We made good time and passed Wichita KS and headed north toward Concordia KS. This town has a town park with RV sites that have 30amp electric and some have water for a donation. It is up to you how much to donate. The sites are level to almost level cement and the park is very neat and tidy. One can stay seven days in a row or in an emergency and with permission up to thirty days. Gee that’s nice!

There is a Walmart across the highway from the park, one cannot see the Walmart because of the trees. Very quiet location near a National Guard Armory and small airport. We may stay an extra day so I can get a refill on one of my prescriptions. We shall see. We are not to far from the Nebraska border.


Saturday update 052910 North of OK City

All alone with free electric tsk tsk

Kind of spooky not having fellow RV’rs around or for that matter anyone else
on a holiday no less.

We are camped at the Kaw South Wind Casino about 85 miles north of Oklahoma City; a Little casino out in farm country. The major feature for us is that it has free electricity, don’t have to sign up or nut’n.

We left Galveston yesterday early turned in the rental car and were on the road by 8am. We took I-45 north through Houston and on into Dallas and picked up the I-35 and kept going north. We had planned on staying at an RV park listed in Passport America, but when we found the park it was closed and looked like it had been closed for quite some time. Just a few miles away Samantha spotted a sign for another RV park that said $19 for over night so we went to have a look at the place. There was no name just RV Park, it was one of those small no frills RV parks were there are a some older rigs that haven’t moved in quite a while and a few newer rigs and some junk around the units. We found the manger who was pleased as punch to get $19 in cash he even gave us a key to the shower, yes there was only one shower. That was okay it was clean and there was plenty of hot water.

We were tired, very tired, and hot from driving all day and even with the roof AC going it took a long time to cool the rig down. Just after sunset the AC gained on the heat and cooled the rig. We each had a salad went to bed early to the sound of the train whistles every few minutes. The park its self was quiet even though many units had several dogs. In the morning we broke camp early and were on the road again by 8am. We made a fuel stop at flying J on I-35 and found their prices higher much higher than other stations we saw later in the day on the same highway.

Getting to the Casino was a bit confusing as there are few signs and the GPS wanted to take us down a road that was closed; also the map and directions seemed faulty and didn’t match up with the roads. With a little help from a local lady we located the right road and began to see signs for the Casino. When we pulled in we drove over to the east lot like the directions said and there wasn’t another RV around. A man in a golf cart came by and confirmed this was the spot and no, one didn’t have to register or do anything just hook up and enjoy 🙂 We went inside the casino to see if they had a restaurant there but all they had was fast food so bought some chicken for a snack and looked the place over we may play later. So far we have the place to ourselves nice electric 30amp pedestle on a level cement parking lot with lots of security lighting.

On the road again :)

The moon reflecting on the water as we looked ou the door of our rig camped at Seawall Blvd Galveston TX.

Sun rise on the Gulf of Mexico from our rig.

Our rig, as you can see we are camped on the street beside the seawall.

I am on the road again left Wills Point Texas the day before yesterday and drove to Livingston Texas to the Escapees Park there and stayed over night, picked up our mail said hello to some folks and left the next day for Galveston Texas. I met my sister Samantha in Galveston and we spent the night at a motel that accepted pets. She had already paid for the room so there was no sense in wasting the money. I parked the RV in back of the motel for the night.

The following morning we checked out of the motel and drove the RV up Seawall Blvd. and picked a spot to park next to the walkway beside the water. We have seen several other RVs parked there and Samantha said she had seen them stay there for several days. There are no signs saying you can’t park overnight so that is what we are going to do unless someone tells us we have to leave. We are right on the main road next to the beach so when cars and trucks go by you can feel the coach move. I’m running the generator to run the A/C as it is very hot and humid here. I haven’t run the generator much so it was a bit hard starting, seems to be running okay now … l hope it keeps running smoothly.

We took a ride around the Island and over to another island to see the sights. Hurricane Ike tore this place apart and the devastation was huge, lots of homes were destroyed, or damaged, many businesses were destroyed also. Now there are many new homes and lots of work has been done to bring the area back to what it was before Ike. We have seen lots of fish jumping in the water and Dolphins breaching just of the beach. We had a cool beer at a Tiki bar and eat some good sea food. The sea food here in Texas is fine, the fishing is good as the oil spill hasn’t effected the Texas coast …yet!

Tomorrow the plan is is to head north, hopefully we will be north of Dallas by tomorrow night, if not “oh well” 🙂 We will night camp somewhere and continue our journey north the following day. Oh! We are headed to the South Dakota in case you wanted to know ….