We didn't really our trip started until we actually used (i.e. slept in) our camper, so even though we left Deerwood on the 1st of September - as we had planned!- our first RV park was "The Wilds" located south of Council Bluffs, Iowa on Saturday the 5th of September.
Prior to that we had wonderful, though quick, visits to the Wilhelms in Cleveland (with the Twells), Doug and Catey in Indianapolis and Aunt Eileen Barry in St. Louis. It was great catching up with everyone and seeing the Barry girls (Colleen, Anne and Kelly) with the full Vulin Family to boot! Of course, we spent two nights with the Hales as we had to buy new bikes - OH, we didn't mention that we lost ALL four bikes somewhere on the NY/VT border?!? Trooper McDaniels thought it was somewhat comical in Pattersonville, NY. But after that 3 1/2 hour delay, we ended up at the University School's campus at, uh, 4:30AM...."Scheviti Horsin Nesin!"