View Full Version : All rigs heading south?? LOTS OF RIGS

Mrs. CountryGuy
12-28-2006, 12:44 PM
Roads: US 12 from Tipton to Coldwater, then south on I 69 to Indianapolis, then I 70 to Effingham Illinois and I 57 south. Currently in Mount Vernon Illinois, one other Montana here.

Last night in Aurora Illinois, saw one of our types of rigs (do not want to specify which), towed by a short bed, something or other, was our model, 3295, had 2 peddle bikes hanging from the very top of the ladder in the rear of rig and a HUGE motorcycle on a rack via a rear hitch thingy (I am getting tired, so fill in correct terms, please. :D) Same rig had a large dog running around the campground, no leash, and I don't think the owner knew where dog was. Maybe dog got out, but scare the beejeebies out of me and Miss Tilly was in her possive mode, as in, this is my campsite, get out!

Anyway, TONS of rigs, of every make and model running down the road, Snow birds, Winter Texans, heading south!

See ya

12-28-2006, 01:16 PM
Glad that ya'll made the "Great Escape" before this next round rolled into your area. Sounds like Colorado is in for another huge mess.

12-28-2006, 02:10 PM
Carol, Aurora is the place of my birth. Where did you stay when you were there?

Mrs. CountryGuy
12-28-2006, 03:24 PM

There is a KOA there, believe it is rather new???? Open all year around, only aboaut 100 miles from our stick built. The worst part of us is getting on the road. We did all the winterizing of the house, etc. and then drove just 100 miles, honkered down for the night and rested big time! Worked great for us.

12-28-2006, 03:44 PM
Safe travels Carol, we are here and waiting to see you! Kim

Mrs. CountryGuy
12-28-2006, 03:59 PM
Be a few days yet Kim,

We are gonna run down to Missouri and then honker down for two nights, hopefully for the duration of that nasty storm that is brewing. We have a couple of stops to see friends, and then a few more days running. We are scheduled in on the 3rd, but doubt we will arrive that day. When we know more, we will contact the front office with details.

See ya soon!

12-28-2006, 04:22 PM
Hey, Carol, ten miles or 100 miles, you're out of the house and that's what is important! Safe travels!

12-28-2006, 05:14 PM
Carol, Aurora was my moms home town! I was not aware of a new KOA there. We seen lots of rv's heading south on Tuesday on interstate 39..just wishing it was us heading for that warm weather! Safe Travels, Kathy

12-29-2006, 03:10 AM
The weather is warm with gusty winds. Can't wait for you guys to join everyone. Safe travels Marge

12-29-2006, 10:49 AM
We changed parks today in Florida and had to drive about 50 miles on I-75. Every other vehicle was an RV heading south and one out of four were Montanas. Unbelievable.


Mrs. CountryGuy
12-29-2006, 11:10 AM
Lots of rigs, yep, saw several more Montana rigs, not even bothering to count em! :D

Currently sitting on the banks of the Mississippi River, waiting for the weather reports tomorrow AM in Arkansas. I hear the storms in Dallas right now are bad bad bad. Some of that is supposed to slip up to Little Rock area, how soon is the question. Being retired, Al does not care to drive in that, so, if it does not blow through tonight, we will sit here one more night. Our best thoughts to those of you who might be in the danger zone tonight.

Figure it will be at least the 3rd before we hit Mission, as we do have a few stops to make first.

Kathy, yes, the KOA looks rather new, and is open ALL YEAR LONG! (Or at least they are now). Finding a campground that is open, even if it is only gonna offer electric is a chore that far north and at this time of the year. Several other campgrounds that we are aware of have closed, not enough business I guess. The 100 mile first day drive worked really well for us, each has to do their own thing, but we like it! :D

12-30-2006, 01:10 AM
Carol, lucky stiffs! Hoping that in about 4 years Gail, Baxter and I are doing that! I wanna' go down just to get some fresh pink grapefruit.

Mrs. CountryGuy
12-30-2006, 01:56 AM
Dale, we would be happy to have you along for the trip! Would even buy ya your first huge bag of those grapefruit! :D

We are holding tight in Missouri today, waiting for that mess in Arkansas to pass, Al says he just does not feel like running in 2.5 inches of rain accompanied by 30 plus MPH winds. This has been one nasty storm, so, we wait. The dogs will appreciate a day out of Big Butt, but may not like it so much if they knew I was considering a little bit of groomin! NO MOM, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! ;)

Small campground here, 30 some sites, but NICE!!! Was another Montana in here, but they were gone by 7 AM.

Safe rides all.

12-30-2006, 02:52 AM
Looks like you have a busy day ahead. It I was one of the kids I would say take me first.

Bill and Ann
12-30-2006, 03:24 AM
Hope you don't get into any of the 40 - 50 MPH winds from the south we have been getting the last couple of days. If so you might as well park and wait it out. Buy grapefruit and oranges...who does that in Tx.?
Safe travels Al and Carol ... see you in the Valley..Happy New Year

Mrs. CountryGuy
12-30-2006, 03:37 AM
This monster storm is why we are sitting today. From the forecasts, we will get hit later today, but not the amounts of rain they are predicting for Little Rock, still, glad we are sitting on a concrete pad! Course, the Mississippi is within stone tossing distance, so, hope she behaves and stays on her side of the levie! GULP! Time will tell if we made a good decision or not. The wind factor was one of the reasons we are not traveling today, as we all know, it is a bit difficult to know how strong the winds really are until ya stop for fuel.

Our reservation is for the 3rd, if everything goes according to plan B (which we are now in), then we will arrive the 5th.

The kids seem to be happy to be sitting here, but I don't have the comb out yet! ;)

Happy New Year to you as well Bill & Ann, and all of MOC!

12-30-2006, 02:22 PM
Safe travels Carol and Al.

We saw a lot of rigs heading south as we were coming north for Christmas, and a lot more after Christmas as we headed still further north and east to visit our son in Ottawa. We are back home now, and will be heading the right way (i.e. south) very soon. We should be in Mission for the second week of January if all goes well.

12-30-2006, 10:13 PM
John & Donna safe travels, and we will be looking for you in the valley. Marge

12-31-2006, 02:08 AM
Definitely wishing you all safe travels. We'll miss seeing everyone in the valley but are looking forward to discovering Arizona. Sounds like you made a good decision, Carol and Al. We're in San Antonio and the weather has included rain and wind but all within tolerable limits.

12-31-2006, 02:23 AM
Carol, thanks for the info and safe travels to you and Al.

12-31-2006, 11:35 AM
Carol and Al, have a safe trip and everyone else have a safe trip too.
Wish we were traveling south too. Next year plan on doing just that!

Mrs. CountryGuy
01-01-2007, 06:12 AM
when we hit the hard road again yesterday, we were more than happy we sat out that storm, Arkansas was FLOODED! water everywhere, all farmer's fields, standing water. Stopped for lunch around Little Rock, they said it rained HARD all day. Yep, was much better to sit that out!

We are in Texas now. sitting in Ore City, in a great campsite, free, great hosts, and just discovered that our host and I are related, wayyyyyyyyyyy back in Virginia! I got me a new cousin thanks to the MOC!!

01-01-2007, 06:56 AM
Ore City? Now, who do we know who lives in Ore City? I'm sure you do have great hosts, and it is nice that you discovered that they are relatives.

Continued safe travels! ...and our best wishes for the New Year to you and your hosts!

01-01-2007, 07:24 AM
Aren't you close to padrew? If you have time, check out those Corp of Engineer campgrounds around Lake O' Pines. They're great! You'd also enjoy a visit to Jefferson City. Lots of history there. Have fun and safe travels to the RGV. Lots of rigs heading south as we drive north on I35. And there will be more after the football games are over!

Mrs. CountryGuy
01-01-2007, 08:16 AM
Seems that we have a few good guessers, yes, David and I are related on a surname of Basye, way back in VA. I believe that Al wants to be related to Shirley, wowie, is she a good cook, but, we all knew that from the recipes she posts!

01-01-2007, 12:18 PM
I wasn't going to "tell tales out of school" about our guests from Michigan on the way to the Valley, but now that the secret is out....

What a pleasure it is to have Al and Carol here for a couple of nights. Carol has helped me find some important information about my ancestors. She is a real expect in genealogy. We are having a great time sharing all our hobbies and electronic toys.

01-01-2007, 01:22 PM
Glad to hear that all of you are having a great time. We missed seeing David & Shirley last Feb. because we were in Ft.Worth for a wedding when they were here. Look forward to seeing them on the road. Al & Carol you folks drive safe coming to the RGV. Weather has been nice the last couple of days. John & Marge