The state park at Coraville Lake is spectaluar. Thank Heaven it is on high ground as the lake has flooded. We are just west of the raging Cedar River and twenty miles south of Cedar Rapids. I-80 is raised and is 3 miles to the south of the camp,but Iowa University -just a stone's throw to the south of the I-80 and built on the low land-- has been flooded by the mighty Iowa River. to see the devistation on TV is frightening and saddening, but to be in the midst is shocking and at time scarey. But we do feel safe.
Our plans to spend four days in western Indiana(to which we were looking fordward)are cancelled. The park there is under water. We decided to head to our reservation in Wilmington Ohio (510 miles) and lopok for any site along the way. It is heart breaking to see all the work the Iowa & Illinois Farmers put into planting their crops only to see so much of it devistated. Acre after acre is under water and the rain is not stopping.
Severe thunder storms dumped deluges of water on the road and fields. Crossing over The Mississippi between Iowa & Illinois made me thankful the bridge was high over the water as this somewhat lessened the rage and fury of the flooded river.
We found a campsite in Mahomet about thirty miles beyond Bloomington. THE TIN CUP (GOLD TO US)