Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Iowa Trip for Ruth's 85th Birthday Party

The first trip in the new motorhome was to Iowa for Bill's aunt's 85th birthday party.  The first night out we stayed at Wallace State Park, just inside the Iowa border.  

The next night was spent at Squaw Creek, Linn County Park outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Bill's brother, Ed, met us at the park and spent the night with us.  The next day we went and had lunch with Louise.

After lunch we drove to  Illiniwek Forest Preserve, Rock Island County Park, which is on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River to camp along the Mississippi River for two nights while visiting Leroy and Ruth.  There was a lock and dam across the river from us.

The birthday party:

Iowa corn field - the corn was as "high as an elephant's eye". 

When we left, we drove along the Great River Road  to Hannibal, Missouri to view the Mississippi River.   I am always astounded at how close to the river the road runs.

Lock and dam.

We spent the night at the Frank Russell Campground on Mark Twain Lake.

Last night out was at Twin Bridges State Park in northeastern Oklahoma.

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