Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Not All Who Wander Are Lost
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Friday, April 15, 2011

We’re Fine!

I was so sad to hear this morning that several people were killed by tornadoes yesterday in Oklahoma and Arkansas.  We were very lucky to have missed the worst of the bad weather.

There was a line of storms that came through our area yesterday afternoon.  We experienced some high winds, heavy rain and a brief period of small hail.  Nothing that did any damage.

There was a tornado spotted about ten miles from us.  That was a little too close for comfort!  The worst of the tornadoes were in southeastern Oklahoma. We were in the central part of the state.

We left this morning and Kevin put in a long day of driving, about seven hours.  We had planned on staying at a Passport America place east of Springfield, Missouri. It’s a motel with several campsites in the back.  When I called this morning, they said they had one site left. 

When we arrived, they had only back-in sites left, and they were too small for us.  The lady on the phone never asked me what size we were.  Oh well, it looked pretty dumpy and swampy anyway, so we left.

We kept on going, figuring we’d find something.  About thirty miles further along, we found an RV park right along the interstate.  It was $20 with our Good Sam discount, they had room and it didn’t look swampy.  Sounds good.  We’re here for one night.  Tomorrow we head to Springfield, Illinois for two nights.

Thanks for all the comments regarding our safety.  I guess I shouldn’t be writing posts during a tornado watch :)  I certainly didn’t mean to alarm anyone.

Don’t wish upon a star – Reach for one!


  1. Glad to hear you are safe and sound. I thought about you when I was hearing about the damage done.

  2. Glad you guys are safe!
    We are having some extreme weather tonight....thunderstorms/tornado watches. Seems like alot of this is going around.

  3. Glad to hear you are ok. We are glad we left when we did. We will take off tomorrow and try to get all the way back to CR. Sounds like the weather is going to be iffy but we will go as far as we can. You two be careful out there and we hope for your safe return to Wisconsin. I think it is going to be too cold for all of us but April is almost over.:)

  4. Glad you are safe. My girlfriend in AR said 5 people were killed in their area...scary and the bad part was that she slept right through all the warning sirens. Even her girls slept through unusual for them. Be safe as you travel.


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