OCT. 26,’14 PART THREE OF OUR FIRST TRIP IN OUR NEW/USED RV/MY SAFE HOME ON WHEELS!!!

OCT. 26,’14 PART THREE OF OUR FIRST TRIP IN OUR NEW/USED RV/MY SAFE HOME ON WHEELS!!!

OCT. 24, ’14 PART ONE OF FIRST TRIP IN NEW /USED RV/ MY MCS SAFE HOME ON WHEELS!!!

 

OCT. 25, ’14 PART TWO OF OUR FIRST TRIP IN OUR NEW/ USED RV/ MY SAFE HOME ON WHEELS!!!

OK– WE LEFT OFF AT EMPORIA, KS. AN AREA WHERE GARY & I BOTH GREW UP AROUND!!!

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AS SOON AS WE GOT TO EMPORIA– WE WENT TO S & S PROPANE TO TALK TO JOHN ABOUT THE PROPANE SMELL– THAT WE HAD WITH OUR RV—- I FOUND IF I COVERED MY FACE WITH A TOWEL EACH TIME I GOT IN & OUT OF THE RV– I DIDN’T SMELL THE PROPANE– BUT HAD A HEADACHE & SICK AT MY STOMACH THE WHOLE TRIP FROM THE PROPANE— JOHN– SAID THERE WAS NOTHING HE COULD DO— BUT TOLD GARY WHAT TO DO WHEN WE GOT BACK HOME—–

AFTER WE LEFT S & S PROPANE– WE CHECKED INTO THE EMPORIA RV PARK JUST TO THE WEST OF TOWN– IT USE TO BE A KOA– & IS NOW FOR SALE & IN BAD SHAPE– NO CABLE TV– NO WIFI– SOMEONE RAN INTO THEIR PROPANE TANK–  THE WHOLE PARK– NEEDED WORK– WE HAD ELECTRICITY– & A BATHHOUSE– WHICH WE USED– BUT ONLY BECAUSE WE HAD BOONDOCKED THE NIGHT BEFORE & NEEDED TO CLEAN UP GOOD– OR WE WOULD NOT HAVE USED IT!!!  TRAFFIC ON  HWY 50 ON ONE SIDE OF THE PARK–TRAFFIC ON THE KANSAS TURNPIKE ON ANOTHER SIDE & RAILROAD TRACKS ON ANOTHER SIDE OF THE PARK– WE SAW LOTS OF PEOPLE COME INTO THE PARK & SOON LEAVE— IF THERE HAD BEEN ANOTHER PLACE TO STAY WE WOULD HAVE ALSO!!!!!!! I DON’T RECOMMEND THAT RV PARK AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!! IT HAS REALLY GONE DOWN HILL————

EMPORIA, KS. 2

NEXT GARY & I DROVE ALL AROUND EMPORIA LOOKING OVER THE TOWN—DIDN’T EVEN FEEL LIKE HOME— JUST FAMILIAR——

AND y GARY & I HAD TALKED OF THE NEXT TIME WE WERE IN EMPORIA WE WANTED TO EAT CHINESE  FOOD AT HOUSE OF MA– ONE OF OUR OLD TIME FAVORITE PLACES TO EAT—-

EMPORIA, KS. 3

EVERY PLACE IN BRANSON THAT SERVES CHINESE– WE HAVE COMPARED THE FOOD TO OUR OLD FAVORITE CHINESE PLACE IN EMPORIA, KS.– WE WOULD SAY– GOOD FOOD– BUT JUST NOT AS GOOD AS HOUSE OF MA USE TO BE—-

WELL– WE WON’T EVER SAY THAT AGAIN— I TOOK MAYBE THREE BITES OF MY FOOD FROM HOUSE OF MA– & THREW IT AWAY– GARY WHO WILL EAT ANYTHING THAT DOESN’T BITE BACK— TOOK MAYBE 5 BITES OF HIS FOOD & THREW IT AWAY!!!!  IT WAS TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EMPORIA ,KS

EMPORIA, KS. MANY MOONS AGO———– IT ISN’T ANY LONGER “HOME”!!!!!!! JUST A PLACE WE ONCE KNEW WELL!!!!!!!!!!

WE LEFT EMPORIA, KS. & HEADED WEST ON HWY 50 TO CHASE COUNTY– WHERE I GREW UP & GARY & I SPENT MANY YEARS OF OUR MARRIED LIFE ALSO!!!!

WE WENT PAST OUR OLD MOTEL OUT ON HWY 50 AT STRONG CITY, KS.– & IT LOOKS TERRIBLE———- WORSE THEN TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE WENT TO SEE “THE BUCK CREEK KIDS” AT THEIR BUSINESS “CLARKS FARM STORE” ON THE MAIN STREET OF STRONG CITY!!!!  THE BUCK CREEK KIDS ARE JIM & GLENDA FINK— JIM WAS THE LITTLE NEIGHBOR BOY UP THE CREEK FROM WHERE I GREW UP ON THE FARM— & GLENDA IS HIS WIFE– ONE OF THE BEST CHOICES OF HIS LIFE!!!!  🙂  THEY ARE AWESOME PEOPLE– FRIENDS FOR LIFE– THE KIND WHO YOU KNOW ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BACK– AND WE ALWAYS STOP IN TO SEE THEM & PLAY CATCH UP– ON THE COUNTY NEWS WHEN WE ARE IN THE AREA!!! WHO DIED– WHO MOVED– & WE FOUND OUT OUR OLD MOTEL HAD CLOSED FOR BUSINESS ABOUT A YEAR AGO— NONE TOO SOON FROM THE LOOKS OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CLARKS STORE

IF YOU NEED ANYTHING IN CHASE COUNTY— CHECK IN WITH THE BUCK CREEK KIDS AT CLARKS STORE IN STRONG CITY, KS.— BETTER THEN GOOD PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   🙂   IF YOU CALL THEM THE BUCK CREEK KIDS– THEY PROBABLY WILL KNOW WHO SENT YA!!!!!!!!  🙂

WE WENT TO THE STRONG CITY CEMETERY & DECORATED GRAVES THERE– & THEN HEADED TO COTTONWOOD FALLS, KS. MY OLD HOME TOWN!!!

COTTONWOOD FALL, KS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottonwood_Falls,_Kansas

Chase County Kansas — Find Yourself Here

http://chasecountychamber.org/

Chase County Courthouse, Cottonwood Falls – 8 Wonders of Kansas

http://www.kansassampler.org/8wonders/8wondersofkansas-view.php?id=22

WE HAD PLANNED ON STOPPING IN COTTONWOOD FALLS– BUT THE TOWN WAS FULL OF BIKERS– & NO PARKING PLACES ON MAIN STREET– SO WE WENT AROUND THE COURTHOUSE– & PARKED & I WALKED BACK TO THE GAS STATION ON THE CORNER WHERE MY NIECE DAWN MARIE WORKS– & GOT A FEW HUGS FROM HER & TALKED A SHORT WHILE— DAWN HAS MCS & MANY OTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS– & AFTER STANDING AT THE GAS STATION FOR A FEW MINUTES I CAN UNDERSTAND WHY– THE FUMES FROM THE GAS & THE  NEW TIRE SMELL– ALMOST TOTALLY DID ME IN— & SHE HAS WORKED THERE FOR YEARS AND IN ALL THAT TOXIC CRAP!!!

WE LEFT COTTONWOOD FALLS—— WHICH IT DIDN’T FEEL LIKE “HOME” EITHER— JUST SOME PLACE WE ONCE KNEW——–

WE HEADED SOUTH ON HWY 177– THE OLD AREA WHERE I GREW UP ON THE FARM– ETC— WE PASSED THROUGH MATFIELD GREEN, KS. & I TOLD GARY I READ ON FACE BOOK THAT THE CASSODAY, KS. CAFE WAS BACK OPEN– I SAID LETS STOP THERE FOR LUNCH!!!!!!!!!!

CASSODAY CAFE

I WILL BE KIND & SAY—- EATING HERE WAS AN EXPENSIVE MISTAKE—- & IF YA WANT TO TRY THE FOOD– PROBABLY BETTER HURRY– AS I’M NOT SURE HOW LONG THIS PLACE WILL BE BACK IN BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WE TRAVELED THROUGH ELDORADO, KS & ON OVER TO AUGUSTA, KS. & WE DROVE PAST OUR OLD HOUSE WHERE WE USE TO LIVE IN AUGUSTA— & ON OUT TO THE SANTA FE LAKE WHERE WE PLANNED ON CAMPING FOR THE NIGHT!!!

THE KANSAS WIND WAS TERRIBLE— I HATE THE KANSAS WIND— IT NEVER STOPS BLOWING– SOMETIMES IT JUST BLOWS HARDER THEN OTHER TIMES— BUT NEVER STOPS!!!!!!!!

SO FROM THE LAKE I CALL MY ADOPTED BROTHER JOE PHERIGO  & HIS BEST HALF– WIFE– NETTIE MARIE—- & SAY WE ARE AT THE LAKE——- & I SAY THE WIND IS BLOWING LIKE HELL———–  JOE PUTS NETTIE MARIE ON THE PHONE— & NETTIE SAYS– DO YOU WANT TO COME & STAY IN OUR BACK YARD——– WELL LET ME TELL YOU SHE DIDN’T HAVE TO SAY IT TWICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  🙂   THEY ARE LIKE FAMILY & NO- BEING SHY WITH THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   🙂  THEY KNOW ALL ABOUT US & HAVE FOR YEARS & STILL LOVE US!!!!!!   🙂

JOE & NETTIE CAME & GOT US & WE FOLLOWED THEM TO THEIR HOME IN AUGUSTA & WE TORE UP THEIR PRIVACY FENCE–& WE BACKED INTO THEIR BACK YARD— WE TURNED THEIR BACK YARD INTO PHERIGO’S RV PARK!!!!!!!!!  🙂

NOW THAT IS TRUE FRIENDS— AND THAT NIGHT NETTIE MARIE MADE THE BEST SALMON– I HAVE EVER EATEN— SHE MARINATED IT — & TALK ABOUT OUTSTANDING– IT WAS TOTALLY–  THE BEST I HAVE EVER EATEN & TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!! AND– AND– AND– SHE MADE A GLUTEN FREE ANGEL FOOD CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!  CAN YOU BEAT FRIENDS LIKE THAT?????????????????

SO IF YOU ARE EVER IN AUGUSTA, KS WITH YOUR RV–NEED A PLACE TO STAY  & NEED A 10 STAR EATING PLACE– CALL JOE & NETTIE MARIE!!!!!!!!!   (AND THEY WILL SHOOT ME!!!!!!!!!!!)    🙂    TRUE FRIENDS!!!! LOVE THEM BOTH TO DEATH!!!

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WE HAD PLANNED ON SPENDING MORE TIME IN THE AREA–& WITH JOE & NETTIE– BUT IT RAINED IN THE NIGHT– & WE WOKE UP TO RAIN & CLOUDY & SO JOE & NETTIE MARIE & US WENT OUT TO BREAKFAST– THEIR TREAT– (WHAT FRIENDS?)  AND THEN WE DECIDED SINCE THE WEATHER WAS NOT SO GREAT– WE BETTER JUST HEAD ON HOME TO BRANSON, MO.!!!!!!!

SO WE HEADED THAT RV BACK TO MO.!!!!!!!!  THE GIRLS TRAVELED WELL– & WE GOT BACK HOME BEFORE 6:00 PM!!!!!

NICE TRIP– ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE DEAR FRIENDS & FAMILY– & DR ED!!!!

AND TO ANSWER MCS SISTERS QUESTIONS– WAS THE RV COMFORTABLE??????  YES IT WAS– & WE HAD ROOM IN THE BED— FOR US BOTH– BUT GARY SAID– HE DIDN’T THINK WE WERE READY FOR “LITTLE HOUSE LIVING” YET!!!!!!!!  🙂  AS WE KNOW MANY OF MY MCS SISTERS ARE LIVING IN MCS SAFE LITTLE HOUSES NOW!!!!!  WE HAD A WATER LEAK BEFORE WE LEFT– THAT GARY HAS TO CHECK OUT– WE NOW HAVE NEW HEADLIGHTS– & NEW WIPER BLADES– & GARY IS GOING TO FIX THE PROPANE TANK— SEVERAL OTHER THINGS GARY HAS TO CHECK OUT ON THE RV—– I PACKED WAY TOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH STUFF— AND THE DOGS ALL DID WELL AFTER THE FIRST DAY!!!! THEY REALLY BONDED OVER THE TRIP– NOW THAT WE ARE BACK HOME– THEY ARE MORE LIKE CLOSE SISTERS!!!! 🙂

IT WAS A GOOD TRIP– BUT REALLY REALLY REALLY GLAD TO BE BACK HOME!!!!!!!!!

LATER GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

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About sondasmcschatter

I was encouraged to start a blog as I suffer from MCS /multi chemical sensitivities & other health problems & I have helped several hundred others who suffer from MCS set up "Safe Homes" & given them encouragement & HOPE & share information & lots of laughs along the way also. When you choose to use fragrances, chemicals, or pesticides, You are not simply making a choice for yourself, You are making a choice for everyone around you!!!! What makes me an expert on MCS-- not a darn thing-- BUT have lived with it for years-& years- & have learned lots the HARD WAY-- by experience!! And want to give others help & HOPE & encouragement -- as I know there are not many who understand what it is to live with this illness- & ALL THAT GOES WITH IT!!! Internet has been my way of communication with many who we are confined to their "safe homes" all over the USA & other countries!! I have communicated with many HUNDRED by e-mail-- phone & letters & internet forums-- I hope this blog will help in a better way to share laughter-- hope & information!!! As for many are not any longer able to even leave their homes-- & communication is sooo important & sharing & encouragement & GIVING HOPE!!!
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4 Responses to OCT. 26,’14 PART THREE OF OUR FIRST TRIP IN OUR NEW/USED RV/MY SAFE HOME ON WHEELS!!!

  1. Colleen says:

    Glad you got to go visit “home”. It’s tough when your favorite eating places begin to fail. There is a place near us that has been a favorite place to eat for generations but the last few years the prices have gone up and the quality has gone down. You’ve got me wanting some of that yummy salmon. Glad you’re back to Branson all safe and sound. ❤

    • I’LL TELL NETTIE MARIE– YOU NEED AN ORDER OF SALMON!!!!! 🙂 SHE IS A REALLY GOOD COOK ON TOP OF ALL HER OTHER TALENTS— & SHE PUTS UP WITH JOE & HAS FOR A LOT OF YEARS!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 HEE HEE

  2. Stephanie says:

    HOME is where you live and who you live with.
    We go back “home” for visits. One of those home towns is dying. The other home town is booming. But, even though the areas are familiar, they don’t feel like it HOME anymore.
    Glad you are HOME and that you had a good trip in spite of all the adventures.

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