Since we are traveling on bonus time with nowhere in particular to be or deadlines to meet, Ken has adopted a new driving philosophy: drive 300 miles a day and/or stop by 3pm. So we pulled into Windmill State Park at 2:30pm and thus far are the only people here. For the broken slide 300 miles was enough shaking and it opened as smoothly as the day it was built. Hopefully, it will also go back in when we are ready to leave.
We have traveled through bright sunshine and fall temperatures since we have left home so it's nice just to be outside. Sadly, as I look ahead to the Rocky Mountains there are clouds and showers in the forecast. The rain should have lingered in the Columbia Gorge in OR and put out those forest fires. At this point it's still not clear whether visiting the gorge will be a good idea. At least we are not headed to our campsite at The Great Outdoors in FL where fellow campers have fled the impending arrival of Hurricane Irma. Autumn is usually a good time to travel, but this year all bets seem to be off.