Well our time in Branson, MO has been interesting. Seems like work has taken more time than we'd like and there hasn't been much time for seeing too much of the area. We're handing over the reins here at Branson View Campground to Ali and Ron Workentin. We hired them to be our part time back ups and now we're training them to take over the management.
We tried to go fishing one day, but it was windy and my reel broke so that didn't work out too well. We did make a trip to Talking Rock Caverns. It was Kevin's first cave tour and we both declared the hour long tour worth it.
Kevin's sister came to visit from Columbia, MO last weekend. It was great to finally meet her in person. Just his brother and sister-in-law to meet now and we will both have met all the immediate family.
Our next stop is Indian Hills Resort on Lake Sakakawea near Garrison, North Dakota. We've been offered jobs there and they pay better than what we're getting here. And we'll be only about 50 miles from my brother and his wife for the summer so that is a nice bonus. We'll be there for the big Centennial Celebration in Velva, North Dakota and the state fair which will be fun. I haven't spent any real time in North Dakota in over 20 years so it will be a nice change of pace. And maybe since we'll be right on the lake we can get some fishing in...
We'll be at Indian Hills until the middle of September and then we will either work the sugar beet harvest or we'll head directly to Amazon in Coffeyville, Kansas. Unless plans change again.. we're nothing if not flexible.
On our way to North Dakota we plan to stop in Kansas City area for a few days -- hopefully check out a Royals baseball game and some other sites. We think we're going to stay at Weston Bend State Park. Then we'll stop and see Kevin's kids in Maryville, MO. We'll head up I29 through South Dakota to Fargo. We can stop and see my nieces in Fargo and then make the last leg over to Garrison. We're supposed to start there no later than May 15th and our last day here in May 5th so we have a little time to make the trip. It will be the first trip we've made where we didn't have to rush. Should be a nice change of pace.