We are here in the land of Mark Twain and Huck Finn.......what better place to spend a few lazy summer days?
This is our first visit to a Corp of Engineers park...it's a beauty! Our "yard" is freshly mowed and the trees offer a cool place for Bob to have his afternoon nap! A huge thanks to Nick for his tip about this inexpensive (cheap-$12 for full hookups!) park!
Located about 20 miles or so Southwest of Hannibal, Missouri, the park is on Mark Twain Lake. Everything here is named "Mark Twain Something-or-other", since most of his adventures began here. We did play tourist a little yesterday, visiting the quaint river-front town of Hannibal and eating some hand-breaded-fried-in-the-cast-iron-skillet Pork Tenderloin at the Old Planters Inn ( thanks to Ed Dray for this tidbit!)! The mighty Mississippi flows alongside side this town and the adventures of Mark Twain make you want to be a child again, for just a little while.
The next few days will bring more exploring of this lovely land that is central Missouri.
The first order of business was to see Smokey and Pam...so we all got together on Sunday....and Monday...to...what else???.....EAT!
It's great to see these guys looking so good and enjoying themselves up here in Mark Twain Landing...they have a great situation....Smokey has a "management consulting" :) position here, and they gave us a tour of the facilities on Monday. I think there were more than seven pools, my favorite being the Wave Pool and the Lazy River:), and there is a lovely pond, surrounded by a grassy hill, with cabins nestled along the ridge of it. The campsites are well laid out, with sun, shade and well trimmed lawns. The people are friendly and the little on-site diner has good food--cheap!! What more can you ask for??? As always, we enjoyed our time with them. Nick and Terry, and Brenda and Ron Speidel joined us, and later Ron and Jeri Lea Hopf arrived at the park and walked up.....good, lazy summer visiting with nice folks!
I never cease to be amazed about what we find to "love" about every place we go. Who knew that the flat green fields and pink clover of Missouri would be so very inviting at the start of Summer? We sure didn't, but we're glad we drifted off to this part of the world!