Before I answer that question let's cover Sunday's travel from Strafford, MO to St. Louis, MO. We departed Strafford RV Park around 8:30am in order to cover the 188 miles to St. Louis.....OK, actually nearer to Fenton, a suburb of St. Louis, by Noon. The weather was dry, and the road was smooth. As we got closer to St. Louis the terrain became hilly, and the Interstate went UP, and DOWN. Around Noon we reached our exit and had 12 miles to go. This was a tough 12 miles.....very narrow, two way road....often I had about 12 inches on each side of the coach for 9 of those miles. Fortunately the last 3 miles had a nice shoulder, which made a little easier driving. As we rounded the bend approaching my bother-in-law's 2 acres with a barn where we were going to park our coach for two days, much to our surprise, we saw Creig, Elaine's brother, was there with Elaine's sister's daughter and her two daughters who served as a small cheering section as we slithered into the narrow gate, and on to the grassy area behind the barn.....now I just have to figure out how to exit....haha! Seriously, it should not be a problem when we depart tomorrow.
After lunch we talked for a while then decided to head over to my niece, Heather's home for dinner later that evening. After they left I took a shower, shaved, and took a short nap, then watched a little of the Ryder Cup, which the USA managed to lose after ending Saturday with a big lead.
We had a good time at Heather's home, and enjoyed spending time with her husband, Ron, and her three children, Justin, Dawn and MacKenzie. A little later Creig's wife, Kay, arrived with one of their daughters, Kaytlin, who is a Senior in High School. So, it was a nice evening with family, good food and conversation.
Monday, October 1st - I got TLE up around 7:45am as I knew Heather would be coming by on her way home from her morning job at the local school to discuss the day's plans around 8:30. She and TLE decided we would meet Heather later around 11:30am to go hiking at Lower Meramac Park, which is located along the banks of the Meramac River. But, before that TLE and I decided to take a bike ride into the local town and back, around 8 miles, just for the exercise. After we got back we changed clothes and headed down to the Meramac River, about 12 miles away to join Heather and Creig for a hike along the river.
What a great day that just kind of evolved into a very fun, and adventurous day. Tomorrow, off to "Infinity and Beyond!"
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