Wednesday, September 8, 2010

September 1-2: Iola, KS to Mountain View, AR

We arrived in Iola, KS to visit Valerie, Jason and Shep in the middle of the afternoon on 9/1.  I must have been too tired by then to even think of taking photos because I never took even one.  :-(  We had a short but good visit and it would have been nice to stay longer, but we had already postponed our arrival date in Mountain View once and didn't want to do that again.  Plus were anxious to get off the road after a long summer of moving around so much.  In the past six months we have traveled 11,070 miles and spent $2,276 on fuel.  Cost per mile was 21 cents and average MPG was 14.10.  I know this because I have an iPod App that keeps track of such things.   :-)

We arrived in Mountain View on September 2, and spent the first couple of days recovering from five long days on the road and reorganizing and cleaning the rig after six months of moving around quite a lot.  But we are settled in, friends have been arriving, more friends are on the way, and we are having so much fun playing music and hanging out with these people who are so much fun to be with.   Galen and I are scheduled to play music at church on Sunday.  We've been hanging out at the Folk Center for free this year since Galen is considered an employee.  We've gone with friends to JoJo's for grilled catfish, other friends to Joy's Cafe,  and will soon be going to Tommy's with the gang for pizza.  Got my dulcimer restrung and had the frets dressed.  So many simple pleasures and I wake up each morning happy to be "home" again.

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you have arrived "home" safe and sound after a long journey. Will you be staying here all winter?