Besides the "Sip N Knit", the other highlight of my visit to Nexus was meeting Nick and Terry from the Gypsy Journal. I have found a kindred soul in Terry. She weaves, spins and has a sock knitting machine. Nick said she was shy but I could not tell. Well... I was so excited to have found her that I was jumping up and down. We plan on meeting up again in Arizona in March at the Escapees rally and really spend quality time. My daughter and son-in-law must have really liked Nick because they were in deep conversation with him whenever I looked over.
Terry and I
For the last year, Karen and Claude from Nexus RV has been trying to get me to do a testimonial video. I have always managed to get out before they could corner me. This time they caught me. At least I did not have to do it alone, they decided to do a lifestyle video with me owning my RV for a year and Abby who only has owned her's for six days. I got to talk about RVillage which is my favorite RV topic these days as well as how I use my RV as a fulltime RVer. I promise to post a link to the video once they publish it.
Our next stop was Ft. Collins, CO to meet my son-in-law's friend, Kevin. We also discovered that the amazing yarn store, The Loopy Ewe, was there. To get there quickly so I could go to the Loopy Ewe by Saturday, we spent the night in Iowa, drove straight through Nebraska were there was a tornado scare on I-80 to arrive in Ft. Collins before dark. The Loopy Ewe had better be good.
We spent the night at the Isle of Capri casino in Bettendorf, IA. This is a small casino attached to a hotel. Oddly laid out and very much a locals' casino. You'd better like the smell of cigarette smoke.
The next morning we stopped at the Iowa 80 truck stop which is billed as the world's largest truck stop.
We had breakfast and a shower there. Surprisingly it was very nice.
After breakfast, we went Le Claire, IA to see the home of the American Pickers.
We went back to the truck stop to pick up Miss Kitty and have a quick lunch, then drove as quickly as possible to Colorado. The Loopy Ewe was calling.