Sunday, April 29, 2012
After enjoying a leisurely morning with our friends on their farm, we headed south out of Forest City. Given our late start and some stormy weather forecasted across Kansas and Missouri, we decided to split the one-day trip to Kansas City into two.
Gary and Francile recommended an overnight spot halfway between their place and Kansas City. So, we decided to check it out. Lakeside Hotel and Casino sits just off I-35 in Osceola, Iowa. We made our way to the handy pull-through site that was just a short walk to the casino. Our friends were right. This is a perfect place to call home for a night.
We're not gamblers, really. But, we did take time to check out the casino. These folks look like they're enjoying themselves. We decided to spend our dough in the casino restaurant, where we enjoyed a perfectly acceptable dinner. With no dishes to do, we enjoyed a relaxing and restful evening in our comfortable site.
Today's forecast called for rain along our route. But, thankfully, it was nothing severe. We received this wet welcome as we crossed into Missouri. By early afternoon, we were tucked into our "home park" in Kansas City, where we are looking forward to spending time with family and friends for the next month.