It's about time.

Many of you can relate to Working long hours at your career. Raising your families. Buying a home and paying all the bills related to being homeowners and parents. We're now retired and don't need all that work and expense. Now "It's about time" and what we do to follow our dreams.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Enjoying the Casino Buffet, Kathy’s Lucky Day and A Long Conversation With Our Neighbours.

Our Location today is at East St. Louis, Illinois, U.S.A.

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Last night before going to bed we once again needed to use our Earplugs to block the noise from the nearby Trains. Knowing that we weren’t traveling anywhere we both managed to Sleep in while staying warm and toasty under our Winter Bedsheets. It was nearly 9:00 before we got up to have breakfast this morning. Knowing that we couldn’t go anywhere seemed to ease the stress of a typical travel day. 
The Gateway Arch still looked the same today but just no Rain.
We enjoyed our second cup of Coffee at the Computers where I managed to get caught up on my morning reading as well as checking the Weather Forecasts for not only the St. Louis area but the route we will be taking to get back to Ontario.

With no more Rain forecasted for today we decided to walk from our Trailer to the Casino where we managed to enjoy their Buffet for lunch. There were plenty of people coming and going so we just took our time. Kathy suggested we play the slots for a few minutes so we set our spending limit and started to play. Today was Kathy’s lucky day so after an hour in the Casino all that entertainment only cost us a Dollar.

On our way back to the Casino Queen RV Park there were RVS that had stopped just short of the gate but didn’t seem to understand the process of paying On-Line then using the Access Code to drive in. We were trying to explain it to them when the Security Van pulled up to see it there was a problem. We left him to deal with helping these folks out. We barely got back inside our Trailer when I noticed a Diesel Pusher driving up and down all the roads in the Park then starting all over again. Thinking that the driver didn’t have the sense to look at the Numbers painted on the Asphalt I went up to see if I could help. Even though this person was registered to a Site he didn’t like it and was trying to find the Perfect Site. ????

That was the same time our new neighbours Reg and Andrea from the province of Quebec in Canada came outside to talk. We started exchanging all kinds of information about different things related to RVing and Boondocking in particular. That conversation lasted Five and a Half Hours but could have gone on longer. It’s hard to end a conversation when you are on the same Wave Length. To say Kathy was a little upset when I got Home is understandable.

We’ll be trying to get other things accomplished tomorrow. Thanks for following along, feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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  1. Some how missed yesterdays post. At least you made it to a safe pull off and now at the casino. Hope all goes well and maybe some sun will shine on all this

  2. Hi Kathy and Rick. Wayne's been updating me daily on your progress.
    Hope you have clear sailing from here on out.

  3. Always nice to meet people with the same interests and the conversations just keep flowing. Hope you get your truck repaired tomorrow so you can be on the road again.

  4. Glad you guys enjoyed spending a little money..haha.HOpe your truck gets done soon for ya! Enjoy your stay..even though it's not what you planned..

  5. Five and a half hours!! Wow. She probably thought you went back to the casino and lost all your money and was afraid to come home. (:

    Glad you're enjoying your unexpected stay in my state of Illinois.