Elephant Butte Lake

Elephant Butte Lake
Elephant Butte Lake

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Leaving Illinois, Family and Friends

Tomorrow we leave our site at Comlara County Park and move to Bo Wood COE to begin our travel to Arizona for the winter. Dad continues to be stable and actually ate a bit more tonight. He still has some confusion but told me not to worry about him. Of course I told that I DO worry about him and he said he worries about me. He told me he is going to give "this place" a try for a while and he can close the book when he wants to. So difficult to see him like this but I have to let things work them selves out. Like my brother told me the other night. There's nothing that we or I can do. So off we go tomorrow afternoon to begin our adventure. A somewhat bittersweet beginning but a beginning all the same. We have 2 weeks to make our way to AZ and the RV park for our reservation on Nov 1.

Looking forward to seeing our son in Mesa and his house. Looking forward to warmer weather and new surroundings. My brother will keep me posted on Dad's health and we will be returning in a couple of months for the holidays.

Itinerary so far:

Ladybug RV park  Cuba, MO on Oct 20
Claremore Expo RV Park    Claremore, OK    Oct 22
KOA      Foss, OK      Oct 24
Cactus RV Park     Tucumcari, NM     Oct 26
Either Blue Spruce RV Park or Bar S RV Park     Grants, NM    Oct 28
Putters Paradise RV Park   Snowflake, AZ        Oct 30
CANYON VISTAS RV Resort     Gold Canyon, AZ Nov 1   Winter destination

That gives us a couple of nights at each location. Of course, like with all fulltime RV plans our itinerary is made in "Jell-O".

We will miss our family, our friends but not so much Illinois. :-)
Update soon as we finally leave Illinois.  See you all down the road.

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great plan, safe travels to you and Glenda! We'll continue to think good, strong thoughts for your dad. Enjoy Arizona!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, appreciate all the prayers. Safe travels to you and Steve. Think warm. Curt

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  2. Safe travels, we'll be listening for the horn. You go with your father's and brother's blessing, safe travels.. can't wait to see what you get into. Hope your mountain directories got there, maybe the rain has passed and you'll have a sunshine at Bo Woods.

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    1. Thanks Faye, the mountain directory should b here today. The rain has passed and Sun is in our faces. Adventures await. Curt

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  3. Safe travels to you both. We'll keep your father in our prayers. Keep us up to date on your travels.
    Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Rick and Kathy, thanks for the prayers. I'll do my best to update the blog as we go. Curt

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