Monday, July 1, 2013

Road Trip to Bethany, MO and Back to Coffeyville, KS ~ Day 1 ~~ Originally Published May 29, 2013

Last week we made a road trip to Bethany, MO for both pleasure and work.
We have been approached about returning to Branson, MO as campground managers and the soon-to-be new owners, D & P, wanted to meet with us.  So off to Bethany, MO we went.
Wednesday, 5/22 we had planned to get up at 5 and hit the road by 6 but when that dang alarm went off we decided to set it to snooze till 6 a.m.  Because as everyone knows, days off should include a little sleeping in :)  By the time we got ourselves ready to go, got the Jeep loaded, made a
it was 7:30 a.m.  The day was beautiful and sunny!
Ron enjoying his breakfast shake!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Coming into one of the many small towns we drove through. The church shown was built in the 1880's.
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More old buildings and glorious sunshine!
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Love these old time lights.
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And we wandered through the little town of Colony, KS ~ population 67 ~ Ron's kind of town.
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And then we saw this sweet car ~ thinking our grandson Max wouldn't mind having one of these :)
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And heading into Kansas City.
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More of the skyline in Kansas City.
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Approaching a bridge that looked quite interesting in design.
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Close up of the bridge.  Ron thought Christmas lights would look cool on every one of the stringers.
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And looking over the bridge and into the river...just magnificent.
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Pulling into Bethany the skies had changed to dark and grey and the weather was cold.  And us in our shorts :)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
After a delightful lunch at a little Mexican restaurant in Bethany with D & P and sharing many ideas, expectations and goals for a sweet little campground in Branson we parted feeling lots of peace and anxious to see where God will lead.  We parted ways till evening when we went to church with D & P.  We both felt the Lord speaking to us and you can read more about it all here: Road Trip Reflections.
After church we returned to the hotel and went for a swim.  We stayed at the Comfort Inn in Bethany.  We would not recommend this hotel for anyone...the rooms were dirty, don't know the last time the carpets had been vacuumed, the breakfast that they speak about was minimal at best...couldn't make a waffle that was edible and when asked if they had any yogurt (they had a fridge and a place marked for it) we were snappishly told No!
Though the hotel was not the best, our day's drive to Bethany was a nice drive.  Stay tuned for Day 2 of our mini-vacation/road trip.

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