We departed the Mendota Hills campground before 9 a.m. heading down I-39 then taking I-74 eastward across the Indiana stateline, finally south on Hwy-63 toward Clinton, Indiana. It was only 222 miles and 4 1/2 hours. This is supposed to be an overnight only boondocking situation, however we have to check the weather situation. Hurrican Harvey has landed in Texas and now has drifted upward and eastward into our path. We don't mind driving in poor weather if necessary, but not really nasty weather on purpose! We only have about 180 miles to go to get to our next stop at Mammoth Caverns, Kentucky. Upon further review, and a call ahead to the park in Kentucky, we find infact, the storm is in our way and lasting a few days, so we'll hold up here out of harms way.
We've been to this park twice before. The last time was five years ago. This is WWII reporter Ernie Pyle country. We like it here as it is a big park with nice lakes and great places to walk. We notice on our second day here that fall is coming fast, trees such as the sweet gum are changing quickly with oaks bringing out their bright light green and yellows. Time to head south before the cooler nights catch up with us.