After spending the night parked in front of my sister’s house in Bismarck, we decided to go back to Buxton
We stopped at my sister’s shake and tea nutrition store on the NE side of Bismarck in a new shopping center
Cathy and I each enjoyed a shake and Cathy also had tea
We said good bye to my sister Judy and headed out
We stopped at truck stop in Steele.
Prices we’re good, but could only pump $50 at a time to get Fuel Rewards 3 cent/gal discount. Got tired of that after 3 times and 60 gallons.
Price with discount $2.469
This truck stop is now a Travel America
Next stopped at Oriska Rest Stop to walk Joy
It is in the center median of I-94
Stopped in Fargo to fill up at Mill’s Fleet Farm
Gas was $2.449
Bought some nuts and jelly beans to get the 4 cent/gal discount for final cost of $2.409/gal.
Got home at about $8:30 PM.
Cathy heated up the Ravioli take home from Olive Garden and made a salad.
Left home at 2:30 PM. Stopped at Stamart in Fargo for propane.
John and Helen passed us twice.
Got to sister Judy’s house at 8:00 PM. Was sitting on deck talking and felt sick to my stomach. Got up to leave and passed out.
They called 911 and I got taken to Saint Alexus ER
They did blood work and EKGs. Everything was normal. Got an IV.
Cary and Judy picked us up about 11:00 PM.
Staying in motorhome in front of Judy’s.
Watching “Rules of Engagement” on ROKU.
Miles to HWH in Moscow, IA 611
Miles round trip 1,523
Round trip includes sight seeing in Muscatine and West Branch and Walmart in Tripton
Gasoline was $2.689 in Alexandria and 2.489 in Waterloo
We spent one night at Cabela’s in Owatonna, MN, one night at HWH in Moscow, IA, one night at Walmart in Waverly, IA, one night at daughter’s in Hastings, MN and one night at son’s in Cold Spring, MN.
Paid $625.38 for parts and 2 hrs labor for repair of slide and jack.
Weather was mostly in the 50’s and 60’s, strong winds almost every day and heavy rain on last 23 miles of I-80 on Tuesday.
Got up and made coffee. Took Joy outside. Joy wanted to go in the house to see Vegas and Jersey
Watched Jay mow the lawn
Said good bye to everyone and headed out at about noon.
Headed north out of Cold Spring past Big Fish Lake to Avalon. Took I-94 to Alexandria. Just before the Alexandria Exit, the left hand lane was closed, causing a bottle neck. An idiot with ND plates speeded down the closed lane
There was a cop in the right lane
We stopped at Aldi
And Mill’s Fleet Farm
Filled with gas for $2.689 less 4 cent discount
Drove on to Moorhead and stopped at Menards.
As we crossed the bridge into ND, the sun came out and the clouds cleared.
Stopped at Stamart to dump tanks, first time since Deming, NM.
Drove on to Buxton, arriving home at 7:30 PM.
The sump pump had done a good job.
Made a pizza for dinner.
Left Alison’s at 11:00 AM. Overcast and cool, sprinkling a little
Drove up US-61 to US-10/I-94, I-35 and I-694 to Maple Grove. At first traffic was moderate and drivers were considerate
Then got into high traffic with construction and drivers wouldn’t let you change lanes
Stopped at Trader Joe’s
Got quite a few things including a pot of nice Basil plants, beer and Chianti
Getting onto I-94 from I-694 we ran into a traffic bottle neck
25 mph until St Michael exit
Drove into St Cloud and met my son Jay at Best Buy to shop for new laptop. He ended up buying an HP 2 in 1 for $699 at Office Depot.
Drove to Jay’s house in Cold Spring
Joy likes pool life
And relaxing at pool side
While brother Jay cleans pool with pool robot
Becky made delicious lasagna and garlic bread for dinner
After dinner we drove to their place on Big Fish lake
Had a local Third Street Brew House Minnesota Gold beer
The lake was calm and beautiful
Jay took us to neighbor’s lake side bar made out of old boat house
Nice outside patio and beautiful interior
Finished my beer and sampled his home made Rootbeer Schnappps
Drove back to motorhome at 10:15 PM
Spent the night at Waverly, IA Walmart parked next to a refer whose unit ran about 45 minutes out of every hour.
Weather prediction was for 11 mph, was actually gusting much higher.
Left Waverly at 9:00 AM. Took US-63. It started out as a nice 4 Lane divided highway. The last 60 miles or so in Iowa were some of the worst I’ve ever been on. Turned decent again in MN.
Got on US-52 at Rochester. Got to daughter Alison’s house at 1:30 PM.
Went see my best friend since the second grade, Gary and his wife Inez in River Falls, WI. Had a nice talk and great apple pie.
Got back to Hastings and visited with family. Joy played with Duke and Nala the dog and cat and Alison’s niece and nephew. Sean gave me a Two Heart beer.
Son in law Jimmy ordered in delicious Chinese food.
Talked more after dinner and went to bed about mid night.
Took motorhome into shop at 9:30 AM.
Parked in second stall
They were working on a large black Prevost motorhome
Took a drive to Muscatine, IA to kill time. Very interesting city on Mississippi River. HON office furniture is made there
Drove back through Wilton. Stopped at I-80 Welcome Center. There is an interesting sculpture there
Stopped at HWH to check on progress. Mechanic wasn’t around.
Drove 18 miles west on I-80 to West Branch, IA to eat and see Herbert Hoover’s birth place.
Herbert’s home is a National Park. Nice visitor center.
His home was very small
It was right next to his father’s blacksmith shop
We are at the Main Street Sweets on the main street
I had a hot dog
While I was eating, Ashley called and said everything was finished.
They had to replace a solenoid valve, a jack the broken threaded rod and synchronize the slide. Just over $600.
Hooked up and took off at 3:30 PM
Retraced our route down
Stopped at Waterloo Flying J for gas and then stopped for the night at Waverly, IA Walmart for the night
Ate dinner at Applebee’s next to Walmart. Had 2 for $22 steaks and $1 Margarita
Left Owatonna at 8:20 AM. Headed down I-35 to Iowa Welcome Center. Planned route with person at desk. I-35 to IA-27 to I-380 to I-80
Iowa Welcome Center
Stopped at Waterloo Flying J for gas
$2.53/gal and 5 cent Rewards Card Discount
Drove on through strong wind and heavy rain.
Got to HWH at 4:00 PM. Parked on west side of main building
Went to Tipton, IA Walmart 11 miles north on IA-38. Got frozen lasagna, water and ROKU Stick.
Cathy made lasagna in convection oven and I made salad.
Watched DirecTV for last time. Our subscription ends today.
Leaving at 3:15 PM for Moscow, IA to get slide fixed
Stopped at Cabela’s in Owatonna, MN for night at 11:30 PM
Lots of fog this morning. Got up at 6:30AM. It was extremely foggy and 39F. Went into Flying J and got coffee. Started the Equinox. Finally fog lifted enough to drive at 8:45AM.
Started seeing snow in the ditches 20 mi north of Sioux Falls.
Stopped at Watertown for Cappuccino
Drove on up I-29 with the help of my co-pilots
North Dakota greeted us with nasty weather
After 319 mi we arrived at the house in Buxton
Unhooked the Equinox and parked the Adventurer. The jacks wouldn’t go down. The rear slide did go out. The living room slide stayed in the motorhome the whole way.
Joy and I went over to Larry’s. Princess was staying in Grand Forks. Kitty Cat was very sociable. Joy slept while Larry & I watched TV
Finished off my Denny’s dinner from last night.