(Moscow Mills, MO) Hi 66 Lo 42 -- We headed to my sister's about 10:00. On the way out we stopped in at the office and met Tom, the owner of the RV park. We commented about the rough roads and he said he likes them that way because it keeps people from speeding through the park. They used to have gravel on the roads, but no matter how careful they were when mowing the mower would kick gravel stones and hit the RV’s or cars. They’re hoping someday to improve the roads, but apparently it's not high on their priority list right now. We also learned about a proposed pipeline that will go through this area and terminate at nearby Granite City, IL at two refineries. It's part of the XL Pipeline issue that's currently tied up in political wrangling. Tom is waiting (hoping) it's finally approved because it means he'll have a full park of pipeline workers. Interesting stuff.
I took some pictures of our site and the the park. There’s only 25 sites in the park.
This is going uphill with a lot of potholes.
Little playground, but so far we haven’t seen any children around.
There's a field full of sheep next to the park. They breed sheep and send the lambs to New York for slaughtering. Sheep from this breeder are very in demand because they aren't fed any preservatives.
We spent the morning with my sister and mom, and later in the morning we all went to visit Jim and Judy, the neighbors who were nice enough to let us moochdock in their backyard last year. You can read about it here.
Judy, mom, Judy's Jim, and Doris
My sister's pond is almost full. There has been run off and tiny waterfalls going to the woods from all the rain.
Doris and Herm removed a tree that was in the front of their house and made a nice looking rock garden.
We brought mom back to the RV for dinner and played around with her Kindle Fire. We tried to download Google Maps so she can follow us on Latitude when we travel. However, the Android Market isn't accessible on the Fire, and Google Maps isn't available in the Amazon App Store. But Jim figured out a way to "side load" Google Maps by getting the program file off his phone and onto his laptop. Then he hooked the Fire up to the laptop with a USB cord and "dragged and dropped" the file onto the Fire. It works great. We now have to work on getting Latitude to work. To be continued...
We had a great time today.