Thursday, 7/7/11 - We are headed for Iowa this morning to visit with our Mesa Spirit friends, Chuck and Ann of Wheatland, Iowa. This pass winter in Mesa, AZ Chuck and Ann were our neighbors parked right behind us. Chuck also know as "Chuckie Chicken" was responsible and so helpful to Will in getting him interested in Stain Glass classes. Chuck has made numerous stain glass chickens, which is why he is know as Chuckie Chicken....at least by Will.
We have a lot of miles to cover to get to Iowa, visit with them and be back in Dayton, Ohio by 7/19/11 for Wills granddaughter Fallon's wedding on 7/23. So we leave Grafton, Ohio this morning and Will is very happy to leave American Wilderness Campground. Now in Ohio they have a toll road that goes across the entire state which would probably cost a fortunate driving it. I find that highway 20 runs parallel with the toll road so we set out on this road. It's really quite nice, we pass through many little towns, several with large Amish populations. The going is slower than an interstate but really nice. We make it to Pioneer, OH to a Passport America park aka "a dump" but who cares, its cheap and only for one night.
Friday, 7/8/11 - We head out this morning and make it across all of Indiana still on highway 20....the free road and then half way across Illinois. Tonight we are staying at a Coast to Coast park in Marseilles, IL. This place is huge and also "a dump" but only $10 and we use points to stay here. Let's just say we won't be coming back to either of these places. Will is pretty tired but we have a short drive tomorrow into Iowa, and a fun visit with Chuck and Ann who live near Davenport. Not sure how long we will stay, but remembering the old saying, " both fish and company stink after 3 days." Much love to all family and friends.