We got there about noon and called our friends to find out where they were. They weren’t too far away and were coming in soon. I drove our car over to save a spot for them. They came in 2 hours later and we greeted them. Haven’t seen them since last September. Lots of phone calls and e-mails but it was nice to see them in person. They just got back from Alaska and have kept up appraised of all their adventures.
Nice river running through the park.
Then, just as we were leaving, a storm came up. Actually, it rained all night, sometimes light, other times it was a downpour and kept us awake - the rain drops were that big, that loud and that insistent. Here is the radar showing where we are, the blue dot and the weather that has just passed over us. BTW, the weather was coming from the southwest and we went through the whole long section of this ‘weather.’ That little red section - right over us for a while - it seemed like a long while. In fact, we decided that, since we had only 90 miles to drive, we would wait until the rain ended. Who wants to bring in slides, pull up levels and pads in the rain?
We had some rain on the way but not too much and, when we got to the next campground, it was mostly dry - they had not had much rain at all.
Here’s a picture of when we were heading out of the Fort Dodge campground, looks like it is truly a ‘Lakeside’ Golf Course.
Pauline Phillips (Dear Abby)