As I pulled out of the Riverside RV Resort (?) in Bartlesville, OK, this morning, my mind was saying Good-Bye to Bad Rubbish! I’ll never stay there again. I know that I haven’t found a private campground yet that can compare to my site on Tamarac NWR, but really, this one was the pits. I was hoping for better as I made my way north into Kansas for tonight’s layover.
Before leaving, I checked several weather sites, and winds were supposed to be in the 10-15 mph range. I can handle that. Too bad that they were wrong. As I entered Kansas, US 75 went from a pleasant four lane divided highway down to two lanes, and the wind kicked up a notch. Of course, it was not a tail wind, so I just clamped on harder to the steering wheel.
It was a pretty good road, but by the time I got to Lyndon (just south of Topeka) the wind was really blowing. I had thought of stopping to see the Little House on the Prairie in southern Kansas, but the only sign I saw said “You just missed the Little House on the Prairie. Turn Around!” Yeah, right… on a two lane road? I don’t think so. Maybe some other time.
It was a relief to pull into the Crossroads RV Park just north of Lyndon. This campground is more to my liking. There was also easy access to a spot to fill my propane tank, so I got that accomplished too. It was getting rather low, and I haven’t filled it since I was at Okefenokee over a year ago.
The sites here are nicely spaced, full hook-ups, and level. I had been assigned site #19 which is right next to that fiver on the right hand side of the photo. I chatted with the man filling the propane, and learned that he and his son just purchased this campground last month. As he pointed to the site I had been assigned, he also said I really could pick any sight. So, I chose the one on the end of the row with a picnic table so I could sit outside with Emma. I have never understood why campgrounds always pack everyone in next to each other when there are plenty of vacant sites. I like some space, if possible, between me and my nearest neighbors.
In the afternoon, Emma and I walked all around the campground, and I enjoyed my first whiff of blooming lilacs! I just love their fragrance. As we walked around, I ran into the same man again, and told him how I enjoyed the lilacs. Can you believe that while I sat outside with Emma this evening, the man’s wife brought me a little bouquet of lilacs? How nice is that? What a difference from the last place I stayed!
I also noticed that I’ve caught up with the migrating Baltimore orioles. There must be a half a dozen of them singing their hearts out in the campground. Spring is here! I’ve decided to push on tomorrow, assuming the winds have calmed, and head for Nebraska. I’ve got to take advantage of the lull in storms.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy