Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Greetings from a Quiet place

Whenever we're traveling in new territory, we first look for a membership park to stay. We belong to Thousand Trails (TT) and Resorts of Distinction (ROD). Since we've already paid our membership fees, camping is free. That is so nice. So, we made reservations for the one ROD park in Missouri, Lost Valley Lake. We have two weeks before we need to be at our next rally - in Iowa - and we have a lot of work to catch up on. I really wanted peace and quiet for this interval.

WoW! This place is beautiful. It's very heavily forested, yet our site has plenty of open view to the southern sky, so our satellite dish got us locked on to the Internet no problem.

And, that's a good thing, because I have two websites to build and there's no cell phone signal and no Wi-Fi except at the clubhouse. Over the past year, we've talked to people who rave about their cellular Internet so much that I've been feeling silly with our expensive satellite option. I'm not feeling so silly now. Without the dish, we couldn't stay here. With it, we have all this beauty AND a great place to work.

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Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Glad to see you are in the neighborhood. Jefferson City is just 41 miles from you. We have a beautiful capitol building, governor's mansion and some really nice restaurants. If you are looking for something to do. Enjoy Missouri.

Michael Lockridge said...

I have wondered if the membership camping was worth anything. Have you run the numbers to see if there is any significant savings with memberships? Are there any limitations that would work against full-timers using the services? I know almost nothing about these things, but have been curious.