Friday, December 1, 2017

Echo Bluff State Park

This new state park opened last year. I booked a spot at the campground last year and again this year. Both got cancelled due to me getting chemo. I still wanted to see this place so we booked a couple days in a cabin. 

 This place is out in the middle of no where. 30 miles from Salem, MO. on curvy, narrow roads. They tell you up front there is no cell service.

They have cabins, a lodge, a restaurant, campground, etc. 
The cabin we stayed in was very nice.






The lodge:



During the week, at the end of November, we had the place to ourselves. 


 Wild horses are running around the park. 


We ate at the lodge one night.



Of course Carol found a lot of "fancy" rocks here to drag home:




We had a nice time and plan on coming back and stay in the campground.

  

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017

We had a nice day today. A lot to be thankful for. Glad we got together. The food was good too.


















Lance had to demo how to use a foam roller.





Capone and Kevin were late arrivals. But Kevin did leave with some food.



A sample of the food I ate:


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Carlyle Lake, Dam West Campground

We were able to get a trip in before they close the campground for the season.





It was great to get out. I have been at home too much since my last chemo and stem cell transplant. I finally felt good enough to go. We didn't do much. Hang out, visit, read, a little walking and even a little bike riding. 




The weather was not the best. Most of the 9 days we were out, it was cloudy and cool. Sometimes cold. Some rain. 
But it was all ok.



Good food as usual.

















It's amazing how many campers decorated their sites for Halloween. 





We stayed at the campground until they closed for the winter. The last night I think there were 6 campers. We were told to be out by noon Nov 1. We made it out with a little time to spare. 
    We have reservations already for opening day next year, March 30, 2018.