Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday Happenings

Up at 05:00AM, At 06:00AM we headed out and took I-70 and I-270 east into Illinois, Rigg’s was his usual co-pilot self watching over Sam’s shoulder to make sure all was well. W e drove to Springfield Il. where we stopped around 08:00AM at The Cracker Barrel Restaurant, we We had breakfast and got Rigg’s some exercise.

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             Rocking Chair at the Cracker Barrel.

After breakfast we headed north on I-55 to I-39 and then to Sandwich Il. We Dennis and Donna Cave were waiting for us.

We had a great greeting and put the trailer in the driveway and then everyone got acquainted, Rigg’s stole the show by giving Donna some kiss’s and walking with Denny.


                            Denny & Rigg’s.


                          Donna & Rigg’s.

Around 06:00Pm we headed over to the Bull Moose Inn, the train car Restaurant.




Were back at the house now for a cocktail hour and then to bed after a great first day of vacation. We truly appreciate the hospitality Dennis & Donna have shown us and we are having a ball.

Everyone be safe out there, and we will see you all tomorrow.  Sam & Donna…..


  1. So, did you have a sandwich in Sandwich? :)

  2. Glad you all arrived safely at Dennis and Donna's. Get some rest tonight and lots of fun tomorrow!!

  3. what a great meet and greet!!..so lucky you all are to be together!!!

  4. Looks like a good day. Don't think that chair would fit in the RV.

  5. Great to see you and Donna out with Dennis and Donna and having a good time. Sam, just be careful and do not step on Donna's foot - that would be the end of you, I think!

    Looks like Riggs is going to enjoy his holiday!

  6. Happy to hear you are having a great time and the drive went well today.

    Kevin and Ruth

  7. Good to see you all back on the road and having a great time....keep it up and enjoy!

  8. Ya could strap that rocker to the roof of the fiver---- kinda a Beverly Hillbillies Thang?

    Enjoy your travels and see you sometime soon!

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

  9. Thanks Sam and Donna, to stopping by at the Cave Dwellings. We had a great time..don't forget to give Riggens a treat today! Sorry you couldn't stay longer, but our next wave of weekend company comes in today and leaves Sunday...We're off to the Warrior Dash in Channahon, IL...You two,oops, three, have fun in Wisconsin!!!!Hope to see ya down the road again someday!

  10. Good to see you out on the road. Enjoy

  11. Glad to read your update.

    Many years ago we bought one of those Cracker Barrel rockers. We found they are just fine for sitting in while waiting for your table to be ready.

    But in actuality, they are really uncomfortable. We put ours out in our 3 season room where it got little use.

    Hoping the weather remains fair and pleasant for the rest of your trip.

  12. Great to see you on the road...Enjoy!!!! In the RV groups its Happy Hour,,,,not cocktail hour! LOL
    Be safe out there my man!