After another long travel day, we arrived in Carthage, Missouri at Big Red Barn RV Park about 4:15pm.
We left Camp Lakewood Campground in Illinois about 7:40am, immediately stopping to fuel up at the Pilot Truck Stop just a couple of miles down the road. With that out of the way, we got on I-70 West and continued our journey.
Of course we couldn't travel very far before we had to stop for breakfast. I will admit it's me who needs to do that. Randy can go for hours without eating his first meal, but I cannot. Aside from the diabetes issue, I get nasty headaches when I don't eat. So, about an hour down the road, we stopped in Greenville, IL at LuBob's.
We found LuBob's last summer on our way home from Kansas. It's the type of local restaurant we love to patronize. And you know when you pull in at 9:00 on a Saturday morning and the parking is nearly full, you've found a gem. We filled our bellies and got back on the road.
With just a couple more stops to stretch our legs and empty other parts (LOL), we finally arrived at Big Red Barn RV Park, about eight and a half hours after we got started. And who was here to greet us as we pulled up to register? Forrest & Gail! It was so good to see them. While I went in the office to pay for our stay, Forrest led Randy to our site – another level pull-thru. All these nice, level sites are spoiling us!
We'll be here until Tuesday morning, which will give us time to recoup from our marathon drive. And we'll get to play with Forrest and Gail!
Until the next time . . .