We drove seven hours, stopping only for gas and food, and arrived at the Crossroads RV Park on Hwy 69 around three o'clock. Our son, Adam -- Josh to most -- had scouted out the campgrounds in the area and he felt this park overall was the best. The owner certainly was nice and very accommodating. It was right on the highway, but we did not hear the traffic, but man, was it H-O-T. Not much to the campground, but it was clean and graveled, level parking with restrooms/shower, laundry and even a storm shelter. The cost was $18 a night for full hookups and 50 amp power.
We came to Muskogee to visit and attend the wedding of Adam (Josh) and Amanda -- a blended family with five kiddos -- Mason (16), Kourtland (14), Holdan (10), Morgan (8) and Rhyan (7) and three dogs: two Rotweilers, Sophie and Bear, and Dachshund, Meg. The wedding was held in their backyard.
I know I keep saying how blessed we are to be able to have this opportunity, but it has never been more true than now. Alan and I both worked hard for years -- and Alan worked six and seven days a week for many years. As a result, we missed out on seeing our children/grandchildren. We are half-way through 2010 and we have now seen & visited with all our kids and grandkids, so we feel even more blessed. We even drove to Greenwood, Arkansas, to see Evelyn, Alan's sister, and had a wonderful visit.
We plan to continue our journey by heading to Wyoming, where we hope to find cooler weather. I have a dear friend, Melissa, who lives in Jackson and we hope to visit her and her great family.
In the meantime, may God continue to bless our voyage, as well as our family and friends, wherever they may be.