The Wandering Workentins

The Wandering Workentins ~ Ron & Ali: God loving, couple with two great sons, two delightful daughters-in-loves and five wonderful grandchildren, Max, Opal, Christopher, Treyson and Alexander. Following the Lord wherever He leads. Travel along with us as we visit family, friends, work wherever He lands us all the while trusting Him every step of the way. We enjoy meeting new people and seeing new things along life's journey.



Saturday, April 14, 2012

From Hondo, TX to Branson, MO ~ Part 3

What a glorious day!  We were both up early so got the rig ready to travel and began our day.  Our first ETA for for Cleburne, TX was 8:25, Gainseville, TX 9:59 and McAlester, OK was 12:04 p.m.  Let me just say we never reached a destination by the ETA per Maggie (our gps).  After stopping to get gas in Gainseville our new ETA was 11:33. 

Then we stopped at HEB so I could get one of my prescriptions filled (will need to transfer that one to Wal-Mart) our new ETA was 1:54 p.m. was for McAlester, OK.  While traveling that road we saw a gate across someone's driveway with a sign that said "Dunn Broke Us Ranch" and we cracked up :)  And then we saw a Cracker Barrel ~ you know one of the many favorite restaurants RV'rs gush about - well we could not get in the RV parking area so we drove around the block, pulled into a doctor's office parking lot and ate lunch.  Cracker Barrel was not to be today.  After lunch our ETA for McAlester, OK was 2:46.

Then changed Maggie to Checotah, OK; new ETA was 3:47.  Then we passed a town "Tushka, OK" and laughed for a few miles - wonder how different towns are named???  New destination and ETA was 4:37 for Sallisaw, OK ~ we actually was in the town center at 5:01 p.m.  Stopped and got gas - took almost 52 gallons!!!$187.35 good thing we only had to pay $3.59 a gallon. And in Sallisaw I saw my first dead armadillo ~ Ron had seen four by that time.  I told him they were trying to get back to Texas and it wasn't working very well for them.

Final ETA for the day was 5:36 for Park Ridge Campground in Van Buren, Arkansas.  Actually arrived at 5:47 ~ so didn't do too bad on that one.  And by 6:05 p.m. we were all set up and enjoying dinner of roasted chicken, mashed potatoes (thanks Lynda C.) and baby corn (you know the pickled little corn - the kids always called them baby corn and the name has stuck). 

Another total for the day Ron - 9 slug bugs and Ali 7 - one of these days I will see more than him :)

Here are some pictures from today's travels.  Hope you enjoy them.  And remember you can click on them to make them bigger.
























Our day tomorrow is to go from here to Branson, MO.  Maggie says its 154 miles should take about 3 1/2 hours ~ we will see!  Will check in later tomorrow night!!!

3 comments:

Carol K said...

I'm so glad to hear that you didn't get caught in any of the tornadoes! Loved your pictures, especially the picture of you taking a picture, Ali! It's always fun to take pictures as you enter different states. Good for you guys for getting out to take the pictures--we usually whiz right by!

Phyllis said...

Ali and Carol - so glad you got together!

Ali does have a sense of humor. I all the traveling we've done I've never seen a LIVE Armadillo. Only road kill. Do live ones really exist?

Carol and Kevin said...

I HAVE seen a live armadillo, so know they exist. Kevin's been chasing possums away from our trash can every night. Usually I only see them dead...