Saturday, August 30, 2014

Our Favorite Holiday, Another Dinner With Mike And Terri and More Tests

Rantoul, IL.

71 Deg. partly cloudy, SW wind @ 10 mph.
Forecast = Mostly cloudy with scattered storms. Highs around 84°F. Heat index around 89°F. South southwest wind to 15 MPH, gusting to 21 MPH. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Ahhhhhh!!!! Labor Day!!!!!  Our favorite holiday!!!!

Why is it our favorite holiday?  Well,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,  , there's quite a few reasons, but probably the ones that I like most are that from now on, until Memorial Day, it'll be much more quiet in almost every park or campground that we'll be going to. (Except down in Florida this winter). There'll be less people, RV sites available that you can't get without a reservation during the summer months, less traffic on the roads because "vacation time" is over for most folks and, if you want to head to a National Park or popular attraction, you'll be able to see the sites or attractions without the big crowds. ;-)

It's been quite a few years ago now, but I can still remember the time we went to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in late September and almost had the place to ourselves! :-) The CG we stayed at was almost deserted and there were deer wandering around, throughout the park and CG.

Louise says that she has 2 groups coming into the park next weekend, but after that, there'll only be a few RVs that come in off of the highway now and then until the the CG pretty much closes at the end of October. (This CG is open all year, but there's only electric and sewer hookups during the winter months).

Mike and Terri returned from their trip up to Northern Illinois Thursday afternoon. Before they left here on Monday, plans were made to go out to eat when they returned, so about 5:00 Jim, Linda, Mike and Terri hopped into Big RED and went to the Urbana Gardens Restaurant down in, (where else?) Urbana.

The food was good but the company and conversation were even better. ;-)

Oh, and Jim and Linda did get that new Sleep Number mattress assembled Thursday. Jim had a little problem with one of the hoses, but got it worked out. Now, they're both sleeping better than they were on that poor excuse of a mattress that came with Nora. :-)

Linda got a call yesterday and found out that she'll have to get an EKG and a Urinalysis test before she can have Cataract surgery on the 8th.  So,  Tuesday, she'll have to get that taken care of. What a bummer!!!!!  She was hoping to have one week off from seeing doctors or having any medical procedure, but that's not going to happen!! :-(

Also, yesterday, Big RED took Jim and Linda to Walgreen's to pick up some prescriptions, (eye drops for Linda's cataract surgery), and then to the County Market Grocery Store, where Jim went in and purchased some much needed groceries.

Nothing much planned for this weekend. I'd say that the park is more than 1/2 full already and there'll be more RVs coming in today. The weather forecast for this weekend isn't very good though, so I'm wondering if all the campers who called and reserved a site will show up?

Did you know that Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday on February 21, 1887? By the time it became a federal holiday in 1894, thirty states officially celebrated Labor Day.


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