Well it was so slow here in Dardenne Prairie I just didn't get to the blog yesterday, just one of those dog days that invited a nap in the afternoon and next thing you know Donna was home and the day was gone by.
Today started nice with plenty of sunny and nice but humid temps, All that came crashing to a halt about 01:30pm with a loud thunder storm and hard rain, Looks like my Iowa getaway will have to wait, the forecast says sunny for tomorrow. Looked at the Midwest weather map, what do you think, all depends on if the clouds move east.
All the above doesn't include the spot thunderstorms that pop up out of no where like today.
Poor Rigg's is sitting looking out the back door like, "oh no rain again." I was going to take him to the doggie park today but that is off, if he wants to swim he can just run around in the rain, fat chance since he just likes to sit out thunder storms.
Fort Madison IA area yellow road is Hwy 61 from MO.
Duck Haven Campground
Duck Haven Campground This is a cheap place to stay grass, water, 30 amp electric, definitely not an overnight stop to get some sleep as you can see it is within a few hundred feet of the busiest transcontinental railroad line in the country. However if you love trains, and photograph them or you are a fisherman and like river fish if you look at the above picture on the left in green is a slough of the Mississippi River I have seen river cat pulled out of there that are just beyond belief.The showers and bathrooms are new and clean and the last time I stayed there it was either 12 or 14 dollars a night.
So when I do make the trip this is where I stay, Fort Madison also has some sightseeing, it is a typical Iowa river town but it does have a Casino and a museum down by the river. It is also close to Nauvoo IL where the Mormon temple is located.
That's about it for today. Be safe out there, Sam & Donna.