2014 Travels travel blog

Carpe at Shady Creek CoE Campground
The Mighty Mississippi can be seen in...

Observing Memorial Day with flag at half staff

Bob waters up Carpe at Shady Creek

Rain squall hits Shady Creek
It only lasted twenty minutes...

Mississippi River barge and "tow boat"
These behemoths can approach ½ mile in...


Mon, 26 May (Memorial Day 2014): A day to remember and honor those who paid the ultimate price so our flag can fly free...

We had a comparatively quiet nite at the Muscatine Iowa Wal*Mart. "Comparatively" is always the operative word as overnite Wal*Mart stays can range from somewhat restful to utter insanity. We were just a few hundred feet from a US highway, but the traffic noise wasn't too bad. A major rain squall passed thru during the nite, but we slept thru most of it.

We awoke to a partly sunny morning and, not having to rush anywhere, we breakfasted at our leisure. Around ten Bob took the car and drove eleven miles to the Corps of Army Engineers Shady Creek Campground. He found a vacated site and called Sandi to bring Carpe out. She got the coach ready to roll and at 1035 hit the road for Shady Creek.

As mentioned, it was an easy eleven mile drive from Wal*Mart to Shady Creek. Upon arrival the camp host assigned us site #1 for the nite. Before parking Bob added some potable water to our tank and then Sandi backed us into #1. We were set up and checked in by half past eleven.

Following lunch we sat and watched many holiday campers get their rigs ready and vacate their spots. We're happy in our site and don't plan to relocate. Around two a squall passed thru dunping a lot of rain but no significant wind or lightening. As this is being written (1435) the squall has passed, but dark skies and distant thunder foretell of more to come.

Tomorrow we'll move to the HWH factory service enter in nearby Moscow. We don't have to vacate our site until 1600 tomorrow, so we probably won't move to HWH till after lunch. But, as with everything in the RV world, that's the plan for now but it's written on an Etch-A-Sketch and subject to change at any moment.



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