|Leaving Tuxbury Pond RV Resort in South Hampton, NH|
October 10, 2017
|Donna and Walter Ballard|
As we continued our journey, we stopped at several Harvest Hosts locations. When we arrived at the Virant Family Winery, we found that a neighbor was harvesting his grapes and had asked to use the Virant's parking lot to load his grapes, so there was no place for us to park. Later in the day, the flatbed of grapes left, headed to a Welch's processing plant and we got a place to park for the night. The winery had a restaurant and here is the view from our reserved table.
|View of vineyard from our table.|
|Debbie Obrock and Kay|
|So many tennis balls and so little time.|
Well yes, Jake, they look like tennis balls, they are the color of tennis balls and they are the size of tennis balls. However, like money, tennis balls do not grow on trees. Buckeyes? Horse chestnuts? Walnuts? Whatever they are, there are a lot of them at Wally World RV Resort.
Next visit, Peoria, Illinois, with Tim and Flo Kooi, Kay's cousin and his wife. We went out to an Italian restaurant for dinner and I had one of the best butternut squash ravioli meals that I have ever had! This was the third visit on our trip and the one thing I have realized is that we need to spend more time visiting with friends and relatives. Our visit was way too short at all three stops so far and this holds true for our next two visits.
|Jake exploring Upper Peoria Lake at Mill Point RV Resort.|
|Debbie and Richard Dirkson|
One more visit before our rapid dash to Pikes Peak. Our next overnight stop was at Fahrmeier Family Vineyards. Our friends Mark and Karen Seneker, whom we met last year, brought us supper and visited with us at the winery. Again, I feel like we need to spend more time at each stop to visit with our friends and family and to see the sights. While the Senekers were visiting, we had two other guests arrive. I did get a picture of one of them.
|Jake and vineyard dog.|
|Karen and Mark Seneker, blogger friends and future full-time RVers.|
|What type of fruit is this?|
Finally, we arrived in Colorado. It was a beautiful day in the mid 70s.
|Pikes Peak or Bust|
A view of Pikes Peak from Palmer Park, an amazing city park.
|A bush covered with the delicate ice crystals of hoarfrost.|
|Fog at 25 degrees leaves an impressive sight.|
We have spent our first week visiting with friends and family. We had a terrific visit with Tulare and Alora. We got to meet the new baby Eileena and visit with her big sister Rosie again.
|Beth and Randy Bishop|
Angie Wallace's mom and dad.
|Denise and Bill Wallace|
Isn't Facebook terrific? Larry and Yvonne Voss, neighbors at Tuxbury Pond RV Resort and who live in Iowa, posted that they would be stopping for the night near us as they headed to Grand Junction, CO. It is such a small world, where we are able to reconnect and enjoy dinner together.
|Larry and Yvonne Voss|
|Home Depot in Colorado|
We have done a little sightseeing.
|Our truck and trailer snuggled in under the trees at Colorado Heights RV Park.|
|Mountain bike path in Palmer Park, a city park in Colorado Springs.|
|Yes Jake, crazy humans do ride their bikes close to the cliff.|
|Really? That's a long way down if they skid on the sand in the ruts on the rock path.|
|This year's journey is the red line. The black line was last year's trip.|
To close, we have one last thing to share.
|We are winterizing our trailer by taking it to Arizona for the winter.|
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Until next time...