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Wednesday, August 22 -Osage Beach RV Park, Osage Beach, MO, 172.6 Miles Today, 13,702.7 For the Trip
I've mentioned it before - those that know me know that I'm sometimes "Directionality Challenged". I can pull into a gas station & pull out going back the way I came. It does wonders when hiking alone! Anyhow, even I noticed that ending up in Osage Beach when the plan was to head towards Cedar Key, FL might just be the wrong way. This morning I mapped out the route to Cedar Key, then back to home, and decided that I'd have to drive too many miles per day & have too short a stay at Cedar Key to make it worth the trip. Of course the 95°F + temperatures as I headed south didn't help (although I'm not doing any better here - the outdoor thermometer hit 101°F today however the sun was shining on the Propane cover it sits under). My last excuse for wimping out is the word that a tropical storm that "might" turn into a hurricane is possible. While it isn't all that likely, I sure don't want to ride one out in my trailer!
So, I plotted new directions, and headed northeast. Osage Beach, MO in the heart of the Lake of the Ozarks looked like a good place to stop for the night. While I would have preferred the atmosphere of the near by state park, they didn't have hookups. Did I mention 101°F? So, I'm at the nearby commercial park that looks like a redone KOA. There are two campsite photos - they put me in site 49, a full hookup pull through site, however it had no shade. Since I like to sit outside the trailer and read as well as cook outside, one of the back in water & electric sites (#40) looked much better & the office reluctantly let me change.
I do have an announcement for the day - at day 112, I have now been on this trip longer than last years trip. Not as many miles since I parked the trailer for longer stays this time.
Sorry there aren't any more interesting photos - While the lake looked inviting, there wasn't much in the way of a photo op on the drive through town. Dinner tonight will be a steak, snap peas & macaroni & cheese.
Until Tomorrow -
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