Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lake Of The Ozarks State Park

Monday October 19- It was a beauty of a day to travel in. We were on the road about 9 a.m. The drive was fairly easy, the only thing was we have never been to this park so we had to watch close. We arrived and pulled over to fill up with water. Jeff got on his bike to take a look around. Its an older park and unless you are familiar with it, its kind of hard to figure out. There are no full hook ups. They have sites with 30 and50 amp and no electric at all. There are no water hook ups on site either. They  have reservable  and walk in.  On every site that wasn't occupied there was a sign on it that said available for 2 days. We didn't want one of those because we didn't want to have to move. We ended up taking one close to the check in area. They had water sites but again a lot of them had no electricity. We wanted to set up. Well we had picked site #3 but that wasn't to be. It had a really tight turn and with all the trees and posts it wasn't going to happen. Our neighbor came out to help us out. Jeff had to back up but then we were scraping the bottom. We took the site right next to it #4. Well it was on a pretty good curve but we got in. The problem was going to be getting out. We made sure we had an out. Just didn't use the road, we would make our way through the grass. We had 30 amp service and was close enough to the dump station that we could walk over with our portable waste tank. The laundry facilities was close too. The park is really big with over 180 sites. After setting up we walked around the loop to get a better look. The more we walked the more we understood the lay out. We went in to town for dinner. Went to Outback and got a steak, it was really good. Finished that meal with a yummy dessert. It was in the 70's today with lots of sunshine.

Tuesday October 20- I started the day out with the laundry facilities. Our phones aren't working very well at all. Our television isn't working very well either. We do have a few channels, but don't have any network channels. On a positive note our internet card works so I did get to catch up on the blog. In the afternoon I took a walk around the campground, its a big park with lots of hills. What has us puzzled is all the buildings are really nice but aren't being maintained all that well. The cobwebs are thick every where. The rest of the day we just hung around and did some cooking. Made some apple crisp and baked spaghetti for supper. Again today its really warm 10-15 degrees above normal.

Wednesday October 21- Another warm day, its been kind of windy so we didn't get the boats out. I took a short walk this morning. On my way back I heard noises coming out of the dumpster. I went back and got Jeff to help rescue whatever was in there. I grabbed a broom to open the lid. Well Jeff did that and the raccoon still couldn't get out. I spotted a big piece of wood that Jeff put in there so he could get out.                                                                                                                                   

After he got out he just scurried off, no thank you for us. For our reward we decided to go into town to the outlet mall. It's not as good as I remember which is good, nothing to buy.
Went to the grocery store and Jeff found his chips, the are cooked in avocado oil and the only stuff in them are potatoes and sea salt. That made him happy. We went for lunch at Bandana's, we love there turkey sandwiches and again they were really good. We got back and took the dogs for a walk and Belle had blood in her urine. We had this problem last winter in Florida and we used the special food to dissolve the bladder stones and continued with a urinary food. We went to get x-rays when we were in Iowa and he said she's having no problems...the stones are gone. So as soon as we get out of the state this..... We will watch her very close. Hoping for the best.

Thursday October 22- Another really nice day. We decided to take on off the hiking trails. We took the Lake view trail. It was only about 1 1/2 miles. It was around the lake and it was really rustic. We didn't want to take a very long one because we want to watch Belle. Its really warm today, we sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine.


Friday October 23- We got some rain last night but it stopped this morning. It was still a cloudy, gloomy day. Went for a short walk and so did Jeff, he got a little wet because it started sprinkling. We knew it was suppose to rain so we planned to go to a show today. First we went to Bob Evans for brunch. We had some time to kill before the show so we looked at a couple stores. The movie was The Bridge of Spies. It has Tom Hanks in it. It was pretty good but seemed a little long. We didn't stay away too long, still watching Belle. She seems better. We watched some TV and hung around home.

Saturday October 24- It was our last day here. It was really warm last night. It seems to be cooling off some today. Since we are leaving tomorrow we went in to fill up the truck and anything else we needed. The campground had lots more campers this weekend but mostly down by the water. We walked around the loop and marked sites that would work for us. We also loaded up everything we could. We want to get out of here before everyone else does. We would probably use this campground again but this isn't our favorite area. There are sites for big rigs but its a bit confusing your first time in. Tomorrow heading to Arkansas, Bull Shoals White River State Park.