Murdo Girl…the road less traveled trip..

I sure hope we haven’t lost any of you who have been hanging in there hoping Kip and I, the three dogs and the cat would be able to continue our epic journey. 

I have not complained once about the disappointment I have experienced because I have not been able to write much about actually going somewhere. I did tell Kip today that if we had to spend one more night here, I was going shopping for new drapes and a BBQ grill.

Calvin Coolidge downtown Rapid City

We drove out to Dakota RV this morning expecting to be told the parts were in and we could pick up SeeYa in a couple of hours. The dogs and I waited in the car while Kip went in to check on things. A few minutes later, I saw him walking back to the car. I couldn’t read the expression on his face, but let’s just say, all his teeth were showing but he wasn’t smiling.

“They put the wrong zip code on the package of parts and they were overnighted to Vermillion, SD instead of here.They won’t get here until Monday now,” he informed me. “Let’s go grab a bite to eat and figure this out.”

“We just had breakfast,” I calmly replied. “You had a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich and cinnamon bites. I had a bacon and cheese McGriddle with a large sugar free vanilla iced coffee. Just like we’ve had for the last eight mornings.”

A few minutes later, we pulled up to our new favorite sub place. It’s called Jimmy John’s. While Kip was ordering, his phone rang. He told me to grab a pen and write down the tracking number the guy on the other end was going to give me.

We brought our subs back to the motel and Kip got on the phone to the people who mistakenly sent the parts to Vermillion. I was proud of the way he handled the situation. He convinced the supplier to overnight another package of parts to Dakota RV, who said they would have the mechanic there tomorrow to do the work. I believe this time it is really going to happen and so does Kip.

Meanwhile, our grandson, Mason’s first season football game is right here in Rapid City tomorrow morning at 10:00, and we will be there to cheer him on.

From left, Ethan, Mason Jr, Amy, Mason, me and Craig 

Tonight, we went downtown and treated ourselves to a nice dinner. The downtown area is really fun and as I keep saying, the weather couldn’t be nicer.

We’re excited for tomorrow, and it looks like we won’t need new drapes.



7 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…the road less traveled trip..

  1. scoper07 August 26, 2017 / 9:41 am

    At least you had some good ideas for your Motel 6 adventure. I like Jimmy John’s. They always have interesting signs posted inside the building. One day you will look back on this experience and laugh (maybe…). Keep up the good sense of humor. Now you can get “Back on the road again…”

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  2. sanjuan831 August 26, 2017 / 9:27 am

    I’d still be with you even if you traveled by stagecoach. You’re the best, MG. You two are handling this so gracefully.
    But you are making me hungry.
    Go Mason, Jr.!

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    • Mary Francis McNinch August 26, 2017 / 7:42 pm

      You are a special cousin and friend. Thanks for the sweet comment. SeeYa is ready to roll😁😄

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      • sanjuan831 August 26, 2017 / 11:39 pm

        Wow! Glad his team won and big time.


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