September 15-23, 202
Thursday morning jacks up and we’re heading west to CO. This year we are following US 36 across MO and KS. Our first day was an uneventful 200 miles to Ray Behrens COE on Mark Twain Lake near Monroe City MO. We were here in 2018 with our friends Curt and Glenda, at that time we had a wooded site with quite the grade. This time we had a full hookup site with an open shot for our satellite service and Verizon was great, we could see a cell tower from our site. Ray Behrens is a beautiful campground with sites to fit everyone’s needs. Definitely, a place we’d come back to again.
|Site 1A full hookups|
Afterward, we had hoped to go to the Mark Twain Brewery that we enjoyed back in 2018, alas the building has been sold and they have yet to open up somewhere else.
Saturday we headed down the road to Wallace State Park in Cameron MO, 170 miles and we arrives safely. Our site was a 30amp water-only site, which is fine for a night or two. Looking at the forecasted 100* weather coming we decided to make some changes to our plans. Instead of 2 nights we only stayed overnight. Wallace SP is a nice small park, family-friendly and busy on Saturday.
|Site 70 water and electric (30amp)|
About 30 miles away is the Geographic Center of the Continuous United States, of course, we had to make the drive to see it.
We enjoyed morning walks around the campground, unfortunately, they were under a fire ban so no campfires. Definitely, a place we’d stay at again if in the area.
A short 110-mile ride found us arriving at Prairie Dog State Park in Norton KS for a two-night stay.
|Site 2 water and electric (50 amp)|
|Francy's Bargain Box, a very nice thrift store|
In the morning we head into Colorado Springs where we have visits planned with our son and friends from AZ.
Until next time....