Riggins with little brother Charlie and little sister Sadie.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tuesday Thoughts.

Up at 04:30AM with my pretty bride and we had our coffee, Then she was off to the truck company.

The big news for today, is as of today Donna & I are officially Escapee’s. If you ask Donna she will always tell you I could easily be confused easily with an escapee from a lunatic asylum. NO that’s not the right one. The Escapees or  SKP’s as in the RV group. We are now wondering who of our blog friends will be going to the Escapee Rally in Sept in Sedalia MO. we are contemplating going and are curious to see if we will be meeting any fellow bloggers there. If you are let me know either by e-mail or a comment. Thanks

As I have said in the past we have only attended one other rally and that was the 2010 Good Sam MO State Rally in Columbia MO. We did not really enjoy it as no one seemed willing to socialize, it seemed if you weren’t in the clique, you were ignored, no groups sitting out in chairs, Our only coup was Rigg’s coming in first place in the dog contest, to the consternation of one Lady, I guess because we were outsiders or first timers. Anyway we have been told the Escapees are a more positive and friendly group so we look forward to a a better time, Of course Rigg’s wants to extend his winning streak.

Donna got to leave early today because she had to work through her lunch, The receptionist called in, so she had to fill in at that post , hence no lunch so she was out of there at 03:00PM. A nice surprise.

Today is dumper day so I have to get the dumper down to the end of the driveway.

Just so you know the Spaghetti & Meatballs last night was great and we have at least one more meal of left overs. I love it when it’s left over anyway.

Not much else going on on another warm and sunny day here at the Ranch. I am hoping that the electrician can fix the meter this week, Adam is coming over on Father’s Day and then Monday I will see about heading for the Lake for a week. Trying to get Nicole to go but she is spending until the end of June with her Dad and I don’t know if he is on vacation or not.

Everyone be safe out there. Sam & Donna………


  1. Here's a big SKP hug for you and Donna! Welcome aboard! :)

  2. Another SKP huge to add to Judy's. We're not going to Escapade this year. My best advice is to stop and visit with anybody you see outside their rigs. Especially if they are next to you. We are still best friends with Paul whom we met when we parked next to each other at Escapade in 2008. What happened at the doctor's office?

  3. We joined Escapees but have not been to a rally or MO. before, we will have to check out dates. We are planing on being in Celina Ohio Sept 3-7 for the Gypsy Journal Rally. Would enjoy meeting up someday with you both. Left over spaghetti is the best.

  4. I love the name "Escapees"..and I would certainly qualify...but of a different kind...

  5. Every Escapee park we have ever stayed at has been very friendly and nice to us. We have never been to a rally but I wouldn't think it would be any different.

  6. We're SKPs but have never been to a rally. Sure hope you find the people friendlier than the Good Sam folks. That's too bad when folks form cliques rather than be inclusive of new people.

    Thanks for the reminder about trash day - I'll have to tell Russ to get to it!!

  7. We have been an Escapee member for about three years and we signed up about two months ago to go to the rally.

  8. Glad you decided to give the group a try again... I am thinking we will join soon as we become fulltimers and see what we can find out about rallies in the areas we are visiting at certain times of the year. Try one out and see how it goes.

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

  9. We have only ever attended one rally & that was about 15 years ago with a Canadian RV Club. Found the same thing you did & we felt like total outsiders. We left that rally after only a couple hours & have never been back to another one. Just way too many people clustered in a small area for us.....