Remember the thunder clouds from yesterday, about 30 minutes after I took the picture it completely clouded over and we had a gully washer, the weather radio went off with a flash flood warning, but the Mississippi River wasn’t included, I am about a hundred feet from a back water off the river and I watched the water keep getting closer to the top of the boat launch ramp it stopped about a foot from where the grass of the campground starts. About 10:00PM it was just a steady rain and the river was falling again so I went to bed, with that rain hitting the roof I slept like a baby, and the good part was the rain dropped the temperature from the 90’s to 77 degrees so the A/C shut off for the rest of the night, I got up at 05:30am and watched about a dozen trains while having my coffee.The temps were still in the 70’s with a nice breeze. About 08:00am I went downtown to the old Santa Fe Depot that is being restored as a Train Museum, the have a pedestrian overpass from the Museum to the casino boat area across the tracks that gives you a nice overhead angle of the passing trains.
Here he comes.
Casino Boat & Restaurant.
River Bridge open for tow boat & Barges.
Don’t know if there Bloggers, they were parked on the casino lot with one of those little teeny cars as a toad. Anybody recognize it?
After the museum I went back to Duck Haven Campground for a tough afternoon of train watching and video & picture shooting about 03:00PM I call it quits because the breeze had died and it was getting hot, so I headed to my McDonald’s Wi-Fi service where for a cup of ice tea I can sit in the comfort of A/C and check my mail and post my blog entry.
Hey Donna&Dennis, I found out Fort Madison is a three hour drive from Sandwich, that is about the same distance as Dardenne Prairie to Fort Madison. So maybe next trip I will stay a night in Fort Madison and then head for the Caveman Campground for a night or two, Tell Dennis not to break out in a sweat I’ll bring my own High life light and maybe a surprise bottle of wine for Donna from one of the local wineries near home. Don’t know when though..
That’s about it for today in Iowa. Is this a great country or what, Life is Good. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna.