Day #71 – Mark Twain Territory

LOCATION:  Outside of Hannibal, Missouri – in NE part of state
CAMPGROUND:  Indian Creek Army Corps of Engineers Campground on Mark Twain Dam.  Nice and woodsy.  Almost have view of lake.  Electricity at our site; some have full hook-ups.  Paved and long site, but slopes a lot.  Decent bathrooms.  Wifi, but no cell or TV reception.  Very remote.  $10/night with senior discount.  4 stars out of 5
WEATHER:  Mostly cloudy.  High 76
DISTANCE DRIVEN:  2 hours

It rained again overnight.  Thankfully, we did not have any leaks this time.   We can’t figure out why sometimes we get water inside during rain, and other times we do not. 

We had a nice, uneventful drive to this very large lake.  We will be here 3 nights.  We are almost the only ones in the campground, but it will probably fill up on the weekend.

We drove around the park which includes a marina, swimming beach, and several boat launches.  This was on one of the roads we drove on…

We see other such signs like “Dangerous conditions when road is under water” as we travel on the back roads. 

We checked out the marina and made arrangements to rent a pontoon tomorrow.  It will be fun and different! 

Back at the campground, George made a fire.  Even if we aren’t using a fire to cook dinner tonight, it is nice to have one – for “ambiance”.  The wood is wet though, and without a breeze it is hard to get a blazing fire really going well.

DINNER:  Salad with Asian dressing and sprinkled with slivered almonds (as croutons).  Main course was sauteed shrimp, Asian style, with Asian vegetables and noodles (frozen package).    I added onions, mushrooms, garlic, and ginger to the mix along with sesame oil and soy sauce. 

Without TV reception, we cozied up with Rick Steves’ DVDs about France. 

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