We left St. Louis and the casino behind, a little after 10 a.m. Not a great travel day – it was pouring! Poor Rob was soaked after hitching up the car and disconnecting the utilities. Certainly not a fun day for a 3 hour drive. Except for one period of time, maybe about 45 minutes, it rained the entire way.
Our next destination was RV 66 Express RV Park in Marshfield, MO. Around 1 p.m. we received a call from them, explaining that the people on the site they had assigned to us (#14) had decided to stay another night so they were changing us to site #13 which was the same size as #14. When we arrived there around 2:30 p.m. since it was raining out, I didn’t take any pictures or bother to check out the campground. It was a quiet night – the only excitement was a beautiful rainbow once the rain stopped.
The next morning, it was our usual trip to the local nearby (within walking distance) breakfast restaurant, Grillos Cafe in Marshfield, MO.
After breakfast, we were once again on the road. It would be an easy, but long (over 3 hours) but thankfully, sunny drive to our next stop, Brush Springs COE Campground in Sand Springs, OK for a four night stay.
We arrived there a little after 2 p.m. Our initial impression was that it seemed like a nice park. However, when we pulled up to the site that we had reserved (#17), we were a little concerned about the tenters on site #18. There were two tents, no vehicle and the picnic table was covered with stuff so the site was a mess and there was no privacy whatsoever. If we had a campfire, we would be in direct view of the tenters and their mess. Finally a rather scruffy looking person arrived. His appearance didn’t matter to us but we were concerned about the total lack of privacy so we quickly got on to recreation.gov to see what other sites were available. Site #16 was available. After talking to the camp host, I went on-line and changed our reservation. Easy peasy! Once that was done, the host came over with firewood.
Rob had scheduled an appt. with Safelite to come and fix the ding from a rock that hit the windshield (my side but luckily above my field of vision). After that, we took a walk around the park.
During our stay we took a ride to the Keystone Dam and enjoyed a decent breakfast at the nearby Crescent Cafe in Prattville, OK.
On October 30th, we left Brush Hill COE campground around 10:15 a.m. headed for El Reno Lake Park, in El Reno, OK, a campground we had visited before. Since this campground is a first come, first serve place and it was the day before Halloween, we were concerned that there wouldn’t be any sites available. But when we got there there were plenty of sites available, we selected site #40.
Within 5 minutes, the staff member (same woman who had greeted us before) came over in her golf cart with instructions on how to pay the $25 for our site. During our conversation with her, we learned that Sid’s Diner was closed on Sundays. Darn! Was so looking forward to one of their burgers. She suggested another burger joint but they were closed also.
Once we were set up, we spent some time talking to our next door neighbors in an Air Stream towed by a Sprinter van. They were there because they were having problems with the transmission of the van.
Instead of Sid’s burgers, we grilled two of the Wagu burgers that we had bought at Yoders on brioche hamburger rolls topped with sauteed onions. Yum!
The next morning our craving for a visit to Sid’s was satisfied with breakfast. Two eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and Texas toast. So good! Gotta love this greasy spoon! We had a chance to talk with Adam, the owner, whom we had met during our last visit, for a minute before we left. Nice guy!
Arriving back at the coach after breakfast, we prepared for our departure to our next destination, Shamrock, Texas.
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