I will tell you something, right now! This has been a great day!
Why? I started walking again and oh, my, it feels so good! This morning, I walked a bit over a mile. This evening I walked three and one half miles!
This photograph was taken as I was heading back to the motorhome. I guarantee you that the place will not be this empty tomorrow night...and we will not be here. We could only get reservations for one night.
where we will be for the Labor Day holiday. The good is that we will not be here when it is crowded!
Since we are are on our way to Monteith, Iowa, we just might find a parking spot there and enjoy the ambiance, if there is any.
A bit after one o'clock today, Saylorville Lake was literally invaded! And it was a noisy invasion, too boot!
Suddenly we heard the rumble of machinery. It was loud as it seemed to be a lot of machinery. It was! Seven or eight zero-turn-radius mowers came roaring in. It was the mowing crew on a mission!
Our lot was the first to be mowed, but then another ZTR flew past our lot and went to the one next to us. Then a third went to the third lot, the forth went to.....well, you get it. Then, they played hop-scotch and mowed the our campground in a matter of fifteen or twenty or twenty minutes. There are four loops to this camping area, Prairie Flower, done in about three hours.
Saylorville Lake is under the control of the Army Corps of Engineers and has four areas for camping. Everything is beautiful. Our site is huge and the sites are well spaced offering enough room to not feel like you are packed.
Many of the sites are level and are gravel. Be sure to stop near the entrance to dump and fill your water tank before you settle into your site. Each site has fifty amps of power.
Now, for the three new toys. Verizon has been tempting me with a free IPhone for a few months.
Rick got his IPhone months ago, but I resisted. My closest friends have IPhones. My daughters have IPhones. Everyone I know has IPhones and for that reason, I resisted.
My Motorola Android was just acting a bit strange, and I sat on the phone and it has three cracks. I love my Motorola Droid. It has served me well for almost three years! Do I turn my back on it? Do I desert it just because it has a few cracks and "wrinkles?" H
eck! I have a few wrinkles. Do I want to be abandoned?
Do I blindly follow the crowd? I am NOT a "keep up with the Jones" person......I resist the IPhone because others think it is so "cool," so "In" THAT is not me! I think for myself, thank you very much!
I could have the screen fixed for one hundred dollars. I could get the IPhone. Jeez.....This feels like I am considering a divorce from my beloved Droid!
Alas, the bottom dollar wins. (oooo, this hurts....IPhone wins...reluctantly.
We arrive in Des Moines, Iowa. Find a Verizon store and, ever so reluctantly, tell them I am there for my free IPhone. (as long as I agree to another 2 years with Verizon.)
That, my friends, is NOT the end of the story. As we walk through the Verizon stores entrance, I hear behind me someone saying that we can have a free tablet! I ignore the voice and continue my task of getting my free IPhone.
On the other hand, John is standing there with a piece of paper in his hand. It says that not only he, but I can have a free Verizon tablet! (two year contract involved with a $10/month fee and a $35 activation fee).
Hey! I can still be true to Verizon Droid! It just will not be my phone, but it IS in the same family, you know....
About an hour later, we walk out of the Verizon store with not only with a new IPhone, but two Verizon tablets and my sweet, dependable Motorola Droid. Of course, the Droid cannot make phone calls any more....or act as my Hot Spot....but I still have my buddy.
It has now been twenty-four plus hours. My IPhone is fine. I understand it although there was a tiny learning curve. BUT....my Motorola Droid, my buddy, my friend sits next to me as I type this. It is just enjoying it's retirement on the road of full time motorhome living.
Thanks for visiting with us (my Droid and I) today.
Hang in there, I am working on installing my Amazon link to this blog, once again.
God bless y'all and please travel safely. Have a super, great, wonderful Labor Day weekend.