Saturday, August 29, 2015

Cuba MO. and a Few Miles of Route 66

 Today was exploration day here in central Missouri and our first stop was the small town of Cuba. Cuba is just like most of the small towns along the old Route 66, however it has the distinction of being known as Mural City. Of course this is from the several very well done murals which adorn many of the old building throughout the town.

 Many of them are so realistic you just have to take a second and third glance!!!

 After spending some time in Cuba, the map showed the town of Bourbon just up the road and with a name like that, we just had to check it out. We discovered the town was originally going to be named St Paul, however when the local storekeeper imported several barrels of bourbon whiskey for the Irish railroad workers and kept them displayed in front of his store, well the name was born.

 One of the things both Sheryl and I enjoy are small towns, old buildings and those old faded advertisements that adorn them. Bourbon had all three, with this old mansion in a sad state of repair.

 A little something you don't see everyday, and I had to take a second glance myself, is a large fish in a second story window of an old warehouse.

 Some pretty country along the old Mother Road, Route 66

Of course whats a trip along Route 66 without stopping by the local roadside attraction. This is the worlds largest rocking chair, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. There was also a cute shop along with the chair where we found a few trinkets and gifts for a couple of friends.
Well, that was our day out, we love getting off the beaten path when we can. All these places are right off I-44, so if you happen to be buzzing down that portion of our interstate system, hop off and slow down a little, never know what else you may run into.

Take Care and we'll see you next time...............................

Friday, August 28, 2015

Headed to Indiana

 After a couple of delays we started our journey towards the Fleetwood Factory Service Center in Decatur Indiana. First stop was Carthage, MO. and the Big Red Barn RV Park. We had stayed here before and it's just the right drive from OKC, We got a nice wooded site and quiet at night, what more could we ask for, plus the give a 30% Military discount, can't beat that.

 This morning we woke up and got going early (ok, not that early) we wanted to head over to Colaws RV Salvage as they were holding a rear wheel cover for us. We made it in, they still had it on hold for us, so a quick test fit and it was sold!!! You may remember we lost one on a rather bumpy Texas road on our way down to Corpus Christi last year.

 We were lucky they had one as they tell us they go very fast when they get them in. I guess these Ford Chassis just cant seem to hold on to their tire wheel covers??? Sheryl also had a heyday running around the store and picking up a few honeydoo's for me to do later, what a gal!!! After an hour or so at Colaws (it's like an RV candy store) we decided to make it an international day and set our sites on Cuba, Cuba MO that is.

We found a nice Passport America park as we rolled into Cuba. After two days on the road, we decided to take a little break and stay for two nights (I know it's tough being retired) Sheryl wanted to explore a quaint little off the beaten path town and this will give us the chance to do so. Route 66 runs through Cuba and is supposed to be one of the highlights of the town, so we'll see tomorrow.
Until then, take care and check back later to see what we found.................................

Monday, August 17, 2015

Outside Upgrades

 I know it's been a bit since our last posting, but the lack of a WiFi had a lot to do with it. We've been quite busy the last couple of weeks with getting our new awning installed and finally getting around to painting on the stripes.

 As you may remember we have been doing the prep-work to paint the outside for some time now, however the weather just would not cooperate for the final step of painting. Well low and behold, the weather here in OKC took a nice turn for the better and we were able to start. It took a few days but it's finally finished, it's not perfect but it's not bad for a couple amateurs!!! It looks so much better than those old faded stripes.

The other great news is we have a bouncing new grandson to spoil and we have been spending what time we can with him, he's just the cutest thing!!! Sorry, no pictures, mom and dad are very private and asked that none be posted. They have their reasons and we agree 100%, so you'll just have to take our word for it, he's a hansom boy.

We are finally done with all our projects for now and will be leaving for the Fleetwood Factory Service Center in IN. on the 25th. There may not be much to post until we leave, but if there is you'll be the first to know. So until next time.................................................