When we arrived back at the Kansas City East KOA near Oak Grove, Missouri yesterday, Labor Day afternoon it was evident that the summer camping season was over. The formerly bustling campground was resembling a ghost town and the workers were beginning to heave a sigh of relief. They will still be somewhat busy with new retirees and leaf peepers in the weeks to come but the pace will be slower. Then this afternoon shortly after we checked in at the St Louis N.E. KOA near Granite City, Illinois we discovered another sign that we’re in a slower season. The state historic park we planned to visit today is on its post Labor Day schedule and is closed on Tuesdays. We did a quick reassessment and decided to take the afternoon off, do laundry, work on the blog, go for a swim, and watch one of the videos we’ve collected in our travels. Actually it’s a welcome respite. We’re moving pretty fast on this phase of the trip and taking a few hours to catch our breath is a good thing!




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