Saturday, August 27, 2011

Brookings to Port Huron

It has been a week now since we left the good folks in Brookings, SD.  We have traveled a good piece and are in Port Huron, MI.
From Brookings we went south to Sioux Falls.  We have our mail forwarding service (Alternative Resources) there.  Since we are residents of South Dakota, we went to the Court House and tried to pay our yearly RV and automobile taxes.  But they are not due until November and we were too early, so we will do it online.  We also stopped our RV insurance place (Dougherty and Associates) which is next door to Alternative Resources in Sioux Falls.

The best thing about Sioux Falls was seeing Steve and Therressa.  They are friends from Pam's early Air Force days in the late 1970's.  It was great to see them again and we had a very good time going out to dinner, seeing the sights in Sioux Falls and hanging out on their back porch.  

From Sioux Falls, we continued  50 miles south to Council Bluffs, IA.  It is about 10 miles from our friends Gary and Rebecca who live in Papillion, NE.  We have know them since we were all stationed in Kunsan AB, Korea in 1980.   It was our first time seeing them and their girls since then.  We had another great time and short visit with promises to get together more often.

From there, we drove a long way (550 miles to a Walmart parking lot in Benton Harbor, MI.  We have stayed at Walmart 4 or 5 times and this was fine.  We must have found a good place because there were 7 or 8 tractor trailers in the parking lot with us.  (I was going to say 18 wheelers but some had more than that.  Have you seen how many axles some of these semi's have in Michigan?)

Then we made the last 240 miles to Port Huron where we are settled in for the next 10 days or so.  We are here to see Meghan's parents Marg and Bill.  And hopefully we will be able to see Rod and Lisa again as well as new friends George and Sharon whom we met in March in Tucson and live here in Port Huron.  

For the next few days though, we will be taking the Honda and going up to Tobermory, Canada for a few days with Marg and Bill at their cottage.  The weather looks good here and we are looking forward to it.  

Meanwhile, we are concerned for those on the east coast and the effects of Irene.  I hope everyone is safe!

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles today!  Until next time...


  1. sure sounds like you are seeing a lot of people that you haven't seen in a while!..enjoy the visiting and your stay at the lake!!

  2. Glad you arrived safely and it truly looks like a great place to stay a while. What park are you staying at?
    Have fun & Travel safe

  3. It is so nice to get to see old friends, and make new ones. Gotta love this lifestyle!

  4. Great that you're seeing lots of friends. Hope you have a good time in Canada; we love to see American friends come north.