(Edwardsville, IL) Hi 74 Lo 56 -- Yesterday was cool but sunny as we hitched up to leave Joliet and head to Edwardsville, IL. Before leaving we went to the hotel for their free continental breakfast and paid our bill. Then after a stop at the dump station we were on our way before 10am. It was very windy the whole trip, with both of us feeling the wind gusts. But at least there was no blowing sand like we experienced in the Southwest. Of course there were several construction zones with close driving quarters, but none of them were very long.
We arrived at Red Barn Rendezvous RV Park in Edwardsville at 2:00. There was a few showers around but we had only a couple of drops of rain while setting up. This is our second stay at this park. It's quite nice and the owners, Rusty and Connie, are very friendly and make us feel at home. We have corn fields all around us. I'll have more info about the park in a future blog post.
After we got set up we hurried to O'Fallon, about 20 miles away, to son Frank's and had a happy reunion with him, wife Angie and grandsons Kyle and Kendall. Angie was finishing up her work day downstairs with her day care kids, and Frank made spaghetti, which was excellent. The boys are so grown up and it's fun listening to what they've been up to the past year. Kyle is a sophomore in high school and a reporter for the school newspaper. He's also a budding fiction writer. We're hoping we'll have a lot of autographed copies of his best selling books in the future. :) Kendall is big into sports. He currently plays football for the O'Fallon Little Panthers, and is trying out for a select basketball league. He's quite the athlete.
We spent a wonderful evening with them, then came home in time for Jim to watch the Cardinal playoff game. Frank works as a TV news producer for KSDK-TV in St. Louis and has very early working hours, so he turns in early in the evening.
Today was cleaning, laundry, and getting the RV ready for guests that we'll be having while we're here. The day was gorgeous and the temperature is in the 70's, so we're happy campers.
See you tomorrow.