Planned Trip: “Victory Tour” October, 2014 (updated)

In October, we plan on making our “victory tour.”

This will be our first real trip after retirement.

We plan on visiting Kansas City and Columbia Missouri to visit relatives.

While our plans are not finalized, here is our tentative itinerary:

October 1: Leave for the Kansas City area. Right now we are planning on staying at Basswood Resort in Platte City.

That campground has good reviews.

Platte City is not terribly far from Mandy’s sister Gerri.

Of my siblings in the area, my sister Amy is the furthest from Platte City but its only about an hour drive.

Currently we plan on staying until October 7th or 8th at which time we will go to Columbia.

Tentative plans are to spend two nights in the Columbia area visiting my brother Brian and his family.

Brian and his wife Lisa adapted a daughter two years ago who we have never seen.

This visit is way over due.

Right now, I’m thinking of staying at Cottonwoods RV Park.

That campground has had mixed reviews, but there aren’t very many campgrounds in Columbia.

We plan on leaving Columbia no later than Friday, October 9th since Mizzou has a home football game on Saturday, the 10th.

Our next stop after Columbia is Branson, Missouri.

We are hoping that we will be there for the peak of the fall colors.

I’m not sure where we will be staying in Branson, but I have three possible campsites in mind.

They are Tall Pines Campground, Branson KOA, and Table Rock Lake State Park.

Last year we stayed at Tall Pines would definitely stay there again.

I’m thinking the state park may be a better campground for taking in the fall colors.

The reason I’m considering the KOA campground is that I’m thinking they may have the best laundry facilities and after a week on the road, we will probably need to wash clothes.

As our plans evolve, I’ll be posting them.


One thought on “Planned Trip: “Victory Tour” October, 2014 (updated)”

  1. Congratulations on your retirement!! Happy Trails to you and your wife!! I’m so jealous I can’t stand it. Thanks so much for the truck test drive, it was VERY helpful, see you down the road!


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