I have been totally frustrated with the cloudiness of our headlights and tail lights since last June, when I did the three step procedure of cleaning up and waxing our Tiffin Allegro Bus.
Monday, we pulled into the Rathburn Lake and Dam Campground in Centerville, Iowa. Tuesday, I attacked the headlights and tail lights with the 3M 39008 Headlight Restoration System from Amazon.com.
Oh, My! What a difference a few minutes makes!
Take a look at this....
AND, do you see the shine on the exterior of the motorhome???? That is all from the use of the Mother's Three Step Clean and Wax System from our Amazon.com location in the top right portion of our blog....even though it says something about year end deals....lol
As to bugs.....we are plagued with what I would call gnats and large gnats! They are absolutely driving me bonkers. So if any of you know how to get rid of these critters, please let me know....
Our router to Centerville, Iowa took us through the little town of Shelbina, Mo and a restaurant, Buckhorn BBQ!
This is exactly why we love to travel the roads less traveled.
Where else can you find an award winning BBQ Restaurant in Missouri or Iowa???? You cannot!
Not only did we eat the best BBQ that we have tasted, but we found a small town establishment that is worth a detour off Interstate 70 on U.S. 36. Shelbina, Missouri is your delectable destination! Be sure to tell them Nan and John sent you!
The restaurant is definitely not the Ritz! But is hometown, America. A business we want to keep flourishing!
On the walls we find the jerseys of local athletes who have "made it big" in athletics.
This wall represents the two smallest schools in the area that have produced some of the best athletes in the mid-west.
Displayed are jerseys from high school athletes who have gone on to play at numerous universities, even the United States Naval Academy.
I wish I had taken a photo of our full rack of ribs rack of ribs that we shared, but we were too busy enjoying our non-vegetarian meal, once again. Oh, oh, we need to be getting back on the wagon, don't we? The only problem>>>>the scales are showing the results.
We try to eat the plant based diet for reason of better health and weight loss, but there are times that we slip into the bad, old ways of eating.
We have been staying at Rathburn Lake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rathbun_Lake in Centerville, Iowa for the last 5 days. Centerville is the hometown of my father and I have come to learn more about my family history.
I have not learned much about my family history, but the campground is a treat. What solitude we have experience in the last week. We have been the only inhabitants of the campground and have the freedom to allow Oliver and Olivia to romp as they will.
One thing I did learn today is that there is a town with my name. It rivals New York City and Los Angles for size and population. Here is a photo of the metropolis....
Welcome to the booming city of Monteith, Iowa!
I did not know it existed until a trip today to the Centerville, Iowa museum.
We are definitely planning to tour the town as we head north into Minnesota next week. Stay tuned for the elaborate descriptions of the town with my family name!
I have visited the county museum, the county courthouse and the library in town. My research has not produced much that I did not know already, but I have loved walking the courthouse square and surrounding streets that my father must have walked as a teen.
I have learned that my father graduated from Exline, Iowa high school as number one or number two in his graduating class. But there were just two students in his class. So I am sure he was number one!
My father went on to the University of Iowa to study Pharmacy although he wanted to study medicine and become a physician. Because his mother had been widowed seven year earlier, my father had to take a shorter path in order to help provide for his younger sibling, still at home.
Oops, I have been providing information to our family that he lefty behind and that I am sure is boring y'all, so I quit here.
Thanks to all for stopping by and sharing our experiences as we travel the roads that most avoid. May God bless you regardless the roads you take, be it the interstates of North America, or the small, less traveled highways.
Also a huge thanks to you who shop through our Amazon link....
AND thanks to all who shop through our crazy Amazon link at the upper right area of this blog stating "year end deals".....someday....someday, Rick will once again teach me how to update this link.
Until next time.....looking forward to your comments! And may God bless you as you go about your daily living.....