Mark Twain State Park was about 20 miles from Hannibal, Missouri (where I went crazy at the quilt shop) were we wanted to spend part of the day at Hannibal so that was the park of choice to stop at for 2 nights.

On the way that day of travel we stopped at Fort Madison, Iowa for a break and lunch time.  We took the short tour through the fort (a replica) and took a walk along the River next to the Fort. (on the way home we actually crossed the Mississippi River 9 times in order to see things on either side of the river – Like I said we were taking our time)

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So you can see a comparison in size of campers – See that long silver airstream that is about 34 to 36 feet I think in length – see the small motorhome ahead of it – the beige color – that is our motorhome – can’t see the car but we are towing our Honda behind us.  Big difference – big difference going through small towns too Smile worth it in our opinion.

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Our campsite.  This was in the middle of the week – we practically had the place to ourselves and it was a very large campground.

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At the entrance to our site – I took a picture to the left – no campers in sight!

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A picture to the right – no campers! It was quite – nice evening walk around the campground.

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At Hannibal we saw the American Queen Steam Boat in port.  This was actually the second time we had seen her – the boat was at one of our rest stops the day before in Davenport.

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I found it interesting that when they get ready to leave those 2 big steam stacks come down – they do not fit under some of the bridges. Pulling away from the dock we see one of the stacks being tipped over  – we continued to watch the process.

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One down one left to go.  We saw that one being lowered as the boat made a turn and was ready to get going to it’s next port.

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Here you can see the paddle area.

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I will do another post or two from Hannibal Missouri as we saw some interesting things there.

2 Responses to “Mark Twain State Park”

  1. I love your motorhome! Will definitely have to pursue that line of thought!! Hannibal quilt shop did a little damage to my purse a couple of years ago!!! Thanks for the great river photos….never tire of them (even though we are just 25 miles from the river ourselves!!!).
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  2. Before reading – only looking at the photos – I thought; what’s wrong with that steam stack – lol! Very interesting and the steamer (?) is such a beauty. I love empty places, but that is hard to find here.
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