Quilting on the Road-Day 1


Now the real reason for the 2 days of not blogging is that we were on our way home from Wisconsin.  I have basically run out of quilting things to do and have only been working on Common Bride.  We were going through parts of Missouri on Wednesday to Saturday this week. I wasn’t sure if I would have internet connections and had run out of photos of projects I worked on before we left home to post about.

That’s right – road trip – only thing is we are already home- got home about 15 minutes ago and I changed the time for this scheduled post and posted now instead of 5 PM – we left home on Sept. 12th and headed north.  Destination — our daughter’s house near Madison, Wisconsin.  I was blogging as we travel – but posting vacation stuff on scheduled posts to start the day we are to arrive home.  I did not arrange to meet any blogging friends on the way or near Madison – I knew we would be way too busy – we only see our Wisconsin daughter & family about once or twice a year.

Mike was to have a month off from his contract job and we thought of New Mexico for a month but his time off was cut short as more work for him to do is waiting for him – so with 2 1/2 weeks available it was time to visit family time instead.

So Day 1 we were heading north through north central Arkansas and  central Missouri.  Here we are about 2 hours north of our house just crossing over into Missouri – lots of hills!


Our first night camping was at a Corp of Engineer park at the Harry Truman Dam and Reservoir.


The road going down to the campsite


Taking an evening walk down to the lake from our campsite


Sunset over the lake


The walk back up the hill to our campsite – that is our car and camper peaking out of the woods there.


Mike chilling


Hitting the road again in the morning driving through more of Missouri and into Iowa.

(all quilting photos of Patchwork of the Crosses and Joseph’s Coat that I will be posting of over the next week or so were actually from the week or two before our trip at home, I deliberately didn’t post of those two quilts so I could fill in some days on the road to fool y’all – I knew I wouldn’t be getting quilting done every day while visiting our daughter and the two lovely grandchildren!!)

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2 comments… add one
  • Gwynette in NW Arkansas Sep 29, 2012

    I recognise US 65 at the state line. We’ve driven that road many times!! Osage Bluff was one of our favorite campgrounds on Truman Lake. We parked the motor home home and tied up the bass boat there on fishing trips. Husband worked for and retired from Corps of Engineers and worked that area a lot keeping the boat launches free of debris after high water. Nice to see the photos and they bring back many happy memories!!!!

  • Vivian Sep 29, 2012

    Corp of Engineer parks are my favorite. The ones I have stayed at are so quiet and peaceful.

    Glad you’re back. Remember to send me a picture of the star blocks around the center of common bride when you have time.
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