RV weekend- Route 66 KOA Eureka, MO. June 23-25 '17

Well Grandpa (me) kind of messed up this weekend. I had booked the KOA close to our home so the grand kids could come and spend the day and night with us. The KOA on Route 66 has lots for kids to do. However I only found out that no one was coming after we had arrived. Oh well, another weekend to lay around and relax. June has been for relaxing on the weekends and we still have two more weekends booked in a row to go. 

 We got the RV set up around 5 pm on Friday night at the campground
The KOA is located on the historic Route 66 hwy so they had lots of memorabilia in the campground along with the caboose, they had an old gold panning sluice that kids could actually pan for gold! 

 I have been on the Isagenix 30 day weight reduction plan this whole month, so tonight I made Vicky eat what I was eating, which was a turkey burger and salad. LOL! it didn't last all weekend for her as Saturday night I fixed her a filet mignon with baked potato

 This weekend had absolutely fabulous weather, even a bit chilly at night. Temperatures in the high 60's with a breeze to keep any bugs off
The next day Vicky actually had to go and babysit for a while and that left me to clean and scrub the inside of the RV. I polished all the cabinets and just tried to make myself useful.

There is plenty for the kids to do. (above) they have a train that pulls the kids around the campground and a huge bounce house (below) that they can play in all day.

The pool is actually heated so it is great for the kids and adults 

you can rent all different types of bikes to peddle around the campground 
While walking around we spotted this tear drop trailer from Florida with a fantastic paint skeem

When it got a little later they had hay rides pulled by the tractor. Friday night they had movie night (Zootopia) in the open air pavilion. They also had other activities all day. There was tie-dying t-shirts, and model rocket painting and launching. 

 Saturday night was ice cream social followed by Bingo. Guess who needed a couple of scoops!

 Sunday morning was more of the same for me. Enjoying the perfect morning with some tea and my TGOC mug before getting everything ready to return home
We will reschedule another weekend when everyone can come! 

Found this in the gift shop this weekend. Perfect expression of our RV and hammock trips

RV Weekend, Father's Day '17 Bass Resort, Missouri

Took my mom and dad out in the RV for Father's day weekend. I don't think anyone else but me had been to Bass Resort so we headed down. We thought my daughter and grandkids might come as well for Saturday night, but they had other plans at Grant's Farm.
Got down on Friday night and set up.

Once set up this became the normal routine for the weekend. Lots of sitting and resting

Bass resort is a huge complex for camping and RV's. It is used mostly by people floating the Courtois River, (pronounced CODE-A-WAY), which flows right through the property. But I choose a spot in the family section at the back that looks away to a near by farm field. I like this view.
The ridge line in the distance is the Ozark Trail, which also runs right through the resort here.
We stealth camped here a few years ago on one of our hikes of the Ozark Trail - here

The deep evening sky Friday night was very nice. Although it did storm overnight

 Saturday Vicky and I went for our usual walk around the RV park and we set Dad up fishing and Mom went along to read her book

The resort also offers horseback rides and they come right next to the field on their loop around the woods. 

A lot of time was spent watching the cows move back and forth in the field in front of us- yes it was that kind of weekend. The weather was rather miserable with it being hot and humid in the day and storming at night

 Saturday evening relaxing (from what I am not sure) and waiting for dusk to light the fire

Campfire tradition

It stormed heavily on Saturday night as well and gave some of the tenters a real experience, but we were nice and cozy in the RV. Below my Mom and Vicky earn their breakfast by moving a picnic table out of the way so I can turn the RV around to head home.

We didn't float or get in the water as Vicky was still recovering from surgery, but it was a very nice relaxing weekend, before heading home for Father's Day Sunday
our RV spot is marked with the red circle below

Happy Father's Day Dad

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