Splishing & Splashing.

RV Adventure: Stops 2 & 3!

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Kickapoo State Recreation Are. Oakwood, Illinois

Brookfield South City Park. Brookfield, Missouri

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I hope you are well, Dear Reader.

As I write this, we’re crossing into Kansas, my husband’s home state! We’ll be staying here for a few days, and Baby Snap will get to enjoy some family time with Grandma, Auntie, and Cousin!

Anyway, Stops 2 & 3 were quick, yet nice.

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Well. . . Stop #2 in Kickapoo was nice, but unbearably hot. We managed to visit the playground for a bit, but then it was back into the AC. (And that sucker was working overtime, let me tell you!) So sadly, we didn’t get to enjoy much of the grounds.

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Stop #3 in Missouri was much cooler! In fact, it was my favorite spot thus far. The park had a small row of maybe ten spots for RVs, on a first-come-first-served basis. We had hookups for electricity and water, and it only cost $20 a day (and we paid via The Honor System, which made me feel happy in my young heart.)

Also, about a three minute walk from our RV was a community pool!

(claps in excitement)

Chlorine Heaven, 2021.
Original Photo by SnapDragon X.
All rights reserved, yo.

Baby Snap was on Cloud 9, yo! And so was I.

I love pools. I love water.

I love the smell of sunscreen, and the occasional smart of a lifeguard whistle. I love buying ice cream and soft pretzels with cheese from the concession stand, all for a couple of wrinkled dollar bills.

Classic. Summer.

And seeing Baby Snap splash about—and sort of swim for the first time—was truly a precious moment for our family.

Oh, and he devoured an entire ice cream sandwich! Respect.

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Stay tuned for more, Dear Reader!

Wishing you all of the happy summer vibes.

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12 responses to “Splishing & Splashing.”

  1. I loved Springfield, Missouri.
    But I had to escape a failing marriage.
    So I… escaped.
    And ended up in Afghanistan.
    (have written/blogged on it)
    Did a short stint in Kansas City, back in ’59–’61.
    Pretty much too young to remember that one.

    Happy Friday to you and to your family.
    Drive Safe.
    Be safe.
    And enjoy your travels.
    Best Regards,

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    1. Thanks, Lance! Wishing you the same. 🕊

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  2. $20 seems like a great deal. and Baby Snap seems like a chip off the old block…

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    1. Haha. I think so! 🤪

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  3. Have a wonderful time… 😊

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  4. Safe travels. I will be traveling to missouri in the fall. I was there last year this time and it was Hot!


  5. Love it❣️😍
    Happy trails 😄

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    1. Thank you, my friend! 🌺

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  7. These sound like wonderful stops – except for perhaps the overbearing heat!

    Thank you for sharing these photos and stories with us. 😊

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    1. Yes, the heat was crazy! We definitely plan to travel more in the fall and spring to avoid the heat.
      Glad you enjoyed the post! 😎

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