"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wallace State Park, Cameron, MO

Had an early evening yesterday. Went to bed about sundown, which was near 10PM where we were in Nebraska.  We were awakened close to midnight to the sound of hail on the Casita.  It didn't last long so we went back to sleep.  Around 2AM it started again.  Large hail, hitting the roof with a vengeance.  Sally tried to get in the bed with us, it was so loud and unnerving.  Finally stopped after about 5 minutes.  Couldn't get back to sleep after that for a while. Everything was ok this morning.  No damage we could find.
Got away from the campground around 9AM and continued on East. Got within 5 miles of the Iowa border and the road we planned to take South, and had to take a detour.  The Missouri river has a lot of major highways closed due to high water.  We had to make a detour of approximately 75 miles down into Kansas before we came to a spot where we could cross the river.  That was in St. Joe, Missouri.
After crossing over the Missouri, we continued East about 30 miles to a state park we found on the Internet.  It is just a few miles off our intended route.  It is a pretty campground with lots of green trees and plenty of birds singing.  The temp is still in the 70's or low 80's.  Thought we would have some hot weather by now.  It is only going to make it worse when we do hit it.
Here are a couple of pictures of the campsite and supper.  We grilled some chicken and had it along with rice and veggies.

  I think Sally is beginning to feel that we are nearing home.  She isn't nearly as playful or outgoing as she has been on most of the trip.

Will be traveling across Missouri, Northwest to Southeast, tomorrow.  Not sure where the evening will find us. Will try to post again tomorrow night.

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