Thursday, July 6, 2017

Road trip and update and where we are at

                                          Hutchinson KS to Missoula MT

      This is a long road trip. While in Hutchison KS we decided that if we wanted to get to the west coast and have enough time to explore the area we better get moving. We left FL on the 14th of May and here it is the end of June and we are only maybe half way there.  We decided to get moving. So we plotted a course mostly using interstate highways. We like taking the secondary roads to better “see” the country. We were on secondary roads through much of KS at this point when Linda spotted one of the 8 wonders of KS it was just a short detour from where we were.   It is a short detour to Victoria to the Cathedral of the Plains. It won’t take long and we do need lunch. Then we could go a couple of miles to I 70. Then along I 70 for about 10 miles to route 183 to route 36 to Prairie Dog State Park for a overnight. Wrong. This park is so nice we stayed 3 nights and only left because all sites were reserved for the 4th of July weekend. Then we took route 83 to North Platte. We will write more about these stops in a later blog, we are just trying to get you up to date where we are now. So we gave in and started to hit the interstates and travel 3/400 miles a day. I 25 to I 90 to about 10 miles east of Missoula MT. Then the unexpected happened, we had a blow out on the driver side rear inside tire.  The blow out broke the gas fill line and some gas leaked out of the fill pipe, maybe about a quart. But before Good Sam roadside service would send out an emergency road service truck we had to call the fire department to come out. It took them about 20 minutes to get to us. By the time they arrived the gas evaporated. They just took the information and left. About that time the emergency tire truck arrived. Half hour latter and we were on our way. We found the nearest RV Park and called to see if we could get a spot for the night. Yes come on in. About ten miles latter we pulled in. Of course this is 4th of July eve. You guess right, no tire stores open till Wednesday. We did get a new tire and will be leaving here on Friday morning. We are headed to Spoken WA.  We were lucky as there is very little other damaged. During the night something stated to vibrate the RV and woke us both. Hannah started to bark. It seemed to last at least 30 seconds. Later that morning we found out we were just 75 miles from the epicenters of an earthquake. See our latest blog here    bobandlindasrvtravels.BlogSpot      if you haven’t been following along

Escapees Turkey Creek RV Park

             I am going to try and get back to the way I used to write my RV review. Please bare with me, I'LL try to keep up to date. I write these reviews for my reference and any

                                Turkey Creek

Name; Turkey Creek, an Escapees park, Hollister, MO

Date; June, 2017

Staff; Super friendly, went out of the way to help.

Price; I am a member of the Escapees and the the price as a member was around $16. Don't remember the exact amount. Non club members is higher.

Site; our site was gravel, full hook up, 30/50 amp, back in, we had a picnic table.

Big rig friendly; yes, most sites are, but can be tight when rows are full. Many roads are narrow and sites are on the smaller size.  There were many big rigs present when we were there.

Amenities; club house, clean restrooms, laundry

Laundry; yes, very clean

Dog Friendly; yes, lot of area to walk a do plus a large fenced in off lease area

Phone/TV/Wifi; good Verizon service, OTA TV poor to sometimes good, Wifi in clubhouse, not sue in park, I didn't use so can't report on service. We use our jetpack

Night; low lighting, some train noise, some road noise but neither bothersome to us

Security;  no gate

Book exchange; yes, small in clubhouse

Bonus's ; Very close to downtown Branson and the Landings and all the area has to offer. About a mile from  the College of the Ozarks, one of our favorites.

Opinion; We would stay here again, we enjoy the area. Disappointed they no longer have cable. An older park in need of upgrades. Roads and sites are gavel.  Can use more pull thrus.


The  club house