We joined the local Elks Lodge this past winter while in Florida. As a member, we can stay at Elk Lodges around the country that have accommodations for RVs. Our first opportunity to try a Lodge stay was along Highway 35N in Missouri at a very nice active lodge near Cameron. We called and learned that they had a Benefit Concert scheduled for the weekend that we wanted to stay there. They said it might be a bit noisy and crowded, but welcomed our stay. They said they had a 50 amp site and would provide us a water connection if we required it. We arrived mid afternoon and was […]
We arrived at the FORBES Landowners Association (LOA) campground just before Memorial Day. We didn’t realize till after we arrived, that this campground was very remote. As least more remote than we were accustomed to. This campground is available to any of the landowners within FORBES LOA. It has 30amp power, water, restrooms, showers, tennis and basketball courts and a dump station. They have recently begun charging $5 a day, you pay in advance at the LOA office which is about 6 miles from the campground. We arrived just as the Memorial Day crowd was gathering filling the campground for a couple days. After the Memorial Day weekend, everyone departed […]
We’ve known a lot of people who’ve been to Branson Missouri, however, we’ve never been. And since Mansfield is only about 40 minutes from Branson, we decided to make a one-day trip to see what it was all about. After a bit of Googling, we decided to visit the Titanic Museum, have lunch and then see Sight & Sound production of MOSES. The Titanic museum was very interesting and we certainly learned a great deal about the history of this fateful ship. After our visit to the Titanic, we decided to have some lunch. We’d heard good things about the restaurant operated by the College of the Ozarks. So we […]
As we worked our way northwestward, we decided that a stop at the Laura Ingalls Wilder Campground which is just across the road from the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home & Museum. Stephanie has always been a tremendous fan of the Little House on the Prarie TV show, so it seemed like we should visit Laura’s home and museum in Mansfield, Missouri. The campground is on a hillside and has been there for a few years. It is managed by a family that has owned the campground for a few years. They are very laid back and couldn’t have been more gracious with their time. They have been making improvements and our […]
After our Natchez Trace adventure, we decided to head northwestward toward Missouri. We had scheduled a stop at the Bootheel campground for a couple days. We arrived on Sunday and the office was closed, no one could be found, so we just picked an available site and made ourselves at home. We only stayed the one night and as a place for a quick stop over the campground is adequate.