Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sycamore, IL - We Are Going To Miss You!

We spent the last two months in Sycamore, IL and it may have been our favorite location since we began our travels.  That may be surprising to people, but when you full-time RV, there is more to a location than just fun attractions.  We have stayed in places where the folks have had to search for places they felt safe shopping and eating. Mama knew from the moment we drove through Sycamore that it was going to be her type of town. She was able to walk to town and then when Buddy arrived, she rode all over without fear.

Our campground, Sycamore RV Resort, had so many places for us to walk. We walked at least two miles a day. We only had one encounter of someone who didn't have their dog on a leash and that was on our last night.  It was a small dog and his Mama thought it was fine because he plays with a Great Dane.  His Mama may be sorry one day when he approaches a dog that is not a friendly as we are.  One of our neighbors has a container vegetable garden and he brought over a big bag of lettuce for us Monday.  He has lived there for 17 years.  He doesn't like weekenders. We didn't think he liked us, but once he heard we were leaving, he came over a number of times to talk. BOL!

The folks visited an apple orchard/pumpkin patch/Christmas tree farm a few weeks ago.  They said it was a great place for kids, but no pets were allowed.  The place has a huge store and the folks bought apples, caramel apples, apple cider donuts and popcorn. The sign said the baby rice popcorn melts in your mouth and is hull-less.  Mama loves making popcorn on Survivor night, so she bought two bags of popcorn.


The popcorn is small and it is hull-less, but it does not melt in your mouth.   We haven't tried the other bag yet.

We left Sycamore yesterday morning.  We were ready at 6:15 a.m..  Our stabilizer jacks came up easily.  They can be a real problem. We thought we were ready to go, but the motor home wouldn't start.  The battery was low.  We feared the worse because we only had one day to get to our new location because Dad had to be at work today.  Finally, we were able to hit the road!

So, where are we?
Clue #1 - We drove through this state.

Clue #2 - We stopped at this rest area.  It has buffalo made out of metal.

We didn't have time to sniff them.

Buddy is on the back of the Jeep.  He got wet yesterday.
Clue #3 -Our new location is near a Presidential library that the folks hope to visit.  It is currently closed because of the government shutdown.  GRRR!!!

Joey,
The Greyhound Who Is Tired After 10 Hours Of Traveling (Clue #4)
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