We were up on time this morning, getting ready to leave for Branson. We have about 300 miles to go today but were in no big hurry to start. I went for a walk around the park before starting my chores.
Our neighbor had his truck running when I came outside and the truck continued to idle the entire time I worked, probably for an hour including the time I went for a walk, and I didn't see him. He finally came out, jumped in the truck and took off. I don't know whether he remote-started the truck and then forgot about it, or if he had come out and started it, but he let it idle for a long time. It makes no difference to me, just something I noticed and thought was odd.
We pulled out about 9:30 and were soon on the highway, making good time. We had several stops for Stella's comfort today, but I was glad that her medicine was working. It was her medicine that allowed her to get a good report from the doctor and even get to come on this trip.
Our last stop was at a small convenience store outside of Harrison Arkansas. Nothing very interesting there, except that when I was browsing the food for sale in the store, the nice clerk told me that she would make me a burrito while I waited. Now this is a first, a helpful clerk that is willing to put food together for a hungry customer. Then when Stella was interested in a cheeseburger, she offered to doctor it up to Stella's liking. Wow, you won't find service like that in most convenience stores. Maybe she recognized that she could actually make a sale to two old people that had just come in to use the bathroom with just a little work on her own. Or maybe she was just a nice young woman, willing to help a customer.
We arrived here at the KOA about 4 and were soon set up and relaxing. We were tired from traveling two days. I guess we're out of condition since we've been staying at one place for a longer time. We'll bounce back but it's nice to be here for a week. Looking forward to having our friends arrive soon.