With 330 miles ahead of us we hit the road about 8:45 am. No real hurry but we did have a business conference call at 4:00 pm CST that we were hoping to be settled at the next stop for, rather than driving while meeting.
The route was all interstate (I-55 to I-44)…bah humbug…my least favorite way to travel. So boring! Give me back roads with farms, cattle, small towns. We passed by St. Louis about 10:30 am and had no issues as we took I-255/I-270 which kept us plenty far enough away from the city limits.
We stopped at Kelly’s Kitchen just after hitting I-44. No eating out on the patio…MUCH too hot for that. We cranked up the genny and had the air conditioning going while I heated up some leftover homemade soup and opened up a couple of store-bought salads. We relaxed for about an hour before getting back on the road.
We arrived at Lambert’s Cafe RV Park in Ozark, Missouri a few minutes before 4:00 pm and by the time we got parked (crazy people parked in any which direction made it really tough) it was time for our conference call so we sat in the truck, in the air conditioning and had our meeting and then finished getting settled into our spot after we wrapped up the call.
We just hooked up water and electric (and I got the inside ready) and then we cranked the air conditioning and walked over to Lambert’s for dinner. We didn’t have to wait at all for a table and our meals (chicken fried steak, what else?!?!) came within minutes of ordering. We paced ourselves (we have enough leftovers for 2 more meals!) but still left with overly full tummies!
Thursday we had tickets to see the 3:30 pm performance of Samson at the Sight and Sound Theater in Branson…about a 30 mile drive south. We’d seen Jonah here back in October 2015 and really enjoyed it so we were really looking forward to another performance.
The performance turned out to be just as awesome as Jonah! We had great seats too…5th row, center stage, on the aisle. Once again, the play was all around us…the stage wrapped around the sides of the auditorium and actors (and animals!) came from backstage, behind us, down the aisles and beside us. So much fun! If you ever get a chance to see a play at one of the Sight and Sound Theaters….do it…they’re a bit pricey but if you can swing it…you won’t be disappointed.
Friday we stayed home and worked and waited for the rain that was supposed to come. It sprinkled a couple of time during the day and then a little harder in the evening but nothing crazy. We did have a ‘flash flood’ warning from 8:30 pm until 2:00 am but I don’t think much came of it…thank goodness. The RV park is high enough that there wasn’t much to worry about.
Saturday we head further west to Norman, Oklahoma. That’s where our warehouse is located. We’ll spend a week there…touching base with Alyssa, meeting with our new employee (it’s a surprise!) restocking Michael’s supplies, etc etc etc. We’ll also have some time to get together with friends!