Sunday, August 18, 2013

We're Almost Done

And that is true in more than one way. Late last month I blogged about the work we have been doing on signs here at Mueller State Park. We only have a couple of hours more work on that project. We finished putting back all the hiking trail signs almost 2 weeks ago, right after we finished hiking all the trails in the park. Here I am, sprucing up the brown paint on the edge and back of the last sign we put in place.

The last trail we hiked was the Wapiti Nature Trail. The trail guide has 17 numbered posts so you know what part of the guide to read. This is what those signs looked like.

But what number is that on the post? They are in really bad shape. So our next project is to fix them up so they are readable. John paints the numbers and I paint the poles.

Now I think the large numbers of people who hike this trail will find it easier to follow the guide. Doesn't this look better?

It will take an hour or two for John to put a second coat of paint on the numbers, then that project will be complete.

I said we are almost done in more ways than one. We will leave here on September 9, three weeks from tomorrow. We had planned to stay through the end of September, but we learned our new 5th-wheel trailer will be built Sept. 9-17 in Indiana and we will be able to go see it before it is complete, so we know how it is constructed and can learn how everything works. We are so excited!

We will then travel for 2 to 3 weeks while the trailer is completed and shipped to the dealer in Kansas. Then we will be off to Arizona for the winter.


  1. Be careful, if you do too good of a job, they won't let you leave.

  2. Oh, and that is pretty exciting to be able to watch your 5th wheel being built.

  3. Found your blog... looks like the kind I like to read. Just subscribed (by e-mail)... hope to read more of your adventures.

  4. I've been doing a lot of post painting myself, only it's been in the 90's here in Minnesota. :(

  5. I've been doing a lot of post painting myself, only it's been in the 90's here in Minnesota. :(

  6. Good job...enjoy your new 5th wheel and your time off.