Rustic Meadows RV Park, Strafford, MO — I do not recommend

Are you treated differently when the management knows that you write reviews? You betcha. I booked this campground for 3 days in between stops and was so disappointed, I called the office the morning of the second day and asked for a refund for the third day, giving them more than 24 hours notice. TheyContinue reading “Rustic Meadows RV Park, Strafford, MO — I do not recommend”

RV Express RV Park, Marshfield, Missouri

RV Express was not on my radar as a place to stay but following an accident and a need for a new mirror, I knew I would have to drive to the nearest larger town from where I was. I chose Springfield, Missouri. It was a holiday weekend so RV Express was the only parkContinue reading “RV Express RV Park, Marshfield, Missouri”

Ray Behrens Recreation Area, Mark Twain Lake, Missouri

Ray Behrens campground is one of three or four recreational areas at COE’s Mark Twain Lake.  Available sites include everything from primitive camping to full hooks ups and some sites are reservable while the rest are first come-first serve. Even though it’s already October, practically all the sites that I could see were filled onContinue reading “Ray Behrens Recreation Area, Mark Twain Lake, Missouri”

Escapees Turkey Creek RV Village, Hollister, MO

Don’t let the Hollister address dissuade you as this RV Park is really only 3 minutes away from Branson Landing and historic downtown Branson. I like the fact that it’s across the bridge and not right in town yet so convenient to all the shows, shopping, and museums. If you aren’t an Escapees member, theContinue reading “Escapees Turkey Creek RV Village, Hollister, MO”

Dog Parks in Branson, MO

I’ve only been here for 5 days but plan on staying all summer so we’ve already checked out some of the dog-friendly entertainment. I’m staying in Hollister, just across the river from Branson and a quick 3 minute drive. Branson does tend to get crowded, traffic-wise, especially on weekends in the summer so I wantedContinue reading “Dog Parks in Branson, MO”

Joplin KOA Journey, Joplin, MO

This KOA takes hospitality to a whole new level. It doesn’t state on the website whether this KOA is family owned or not but the employees really do treat you like family, or at least like very welcome guests. It’s a relaxing full service KOA in mature oaks but conveniently just off I-44 in SouthwestContinue reading “Joplin KOA Journey, Joplin, MO”

May 22, 2011

Driving through Joplin takes you back in time to a simpler era long ago with clapboard houses and country stores. As the character Scout said at the beginning of the movie, To Kill a Mockingbird, “{it} was a tired old town.” But as I was driving through Joplin and enjoying the neighborhoods and the fact thatContinue reading “May 22, 2011”