While it seems like last week that we got here to the Landing again, in just under two weeks we will be ready to leave again. We sure hope we are ready by then, anyway. LeRoy has been working on various projects to be sure we will roll out safely. We’ve only driven this Pace Arrow from the dealership to a couple of mechanical appointments and it was empty then. Now that the cabinets and bays are full of our “stuff”, it’s important that the doors stay shut and the shelf contents stay put. LeRoy’s ingenuity comes in handy so many times! We believe we’ve solved most, if not all, of our quandries.
The pictures I’ve been trying to post for the last couple of weeks are finally available, so I’ll throw they in. The first are from a VW show on the 19th. Back in our past, LeRoy was into all things VW and dune buggy. (Who am I kidding? He STILL is!) His favorite shop was called V-Dubs and was owned and operated by Bill Tumbleson and Tom Elliott. They built two engines for us and boy, those buggies could run! We enticed a whole entourage in Osborne County into the dune buggy community and we caravanned 5 hours each direction to the Little Sahara Sand Dunes in Waynoka, OK about once a month. Recently LeRoy made contact with Tom on Facebook and we found out that he was going to be in Wichita for the VW show. He lives in Missouri now, but he brought his current VW.
While we never owned a VW van, we had two friends who owned them. Funny thing, we were probably far more hippies than they were!
On the 25th, we drove to Ellsworth to visit our oldest granddaughter and her family. We had a nice visit and really enjoyed having them all to ourselves. Usually the whole extended family is around! Many of you remember that Rachel (Rae) was born weighing 1 lb. 5 oz and spent a long time in the NICU at Wesley Hospital. Now, little miss is 18 months old and very mobile. Her favorite trick, if her parents don’t get there first, is to climb the long flights of stairs in their house! We did corral her, and her parents, for dinner before we left town, though.
Our little town of Sedgwick has a very good restaurant called Cy’s Hoof and Horn. We ate at several restaurants across Nebraska and Kansas in September that advertised the “best chicken fried steak in…”, some claimed the state, some claimed the midwest, blah, blah, blah. None of them compared, in LeRoy’s expert opinion, to Cy’s. Every time we have the opportunity, we take friends and visitors to check out their chicken fried steak. We’ve been regulars at Cy’s recently! Their prime rib is terrific, too.
Count down has begun to our departure, which is now been moved to Nov. 14. See you on the road!