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)
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 worth it in our opinion.
Our campsite. This was in the middle of the week – we practically had the place to ourselves and it was a very large campground.
At the entrance to our site – I took a picture to the left – no campers in sight!
A picture to the right – no campers! It was quite – nice evening walk around the campground.
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.
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.
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.
Here you can see the paddle area.
I will do another post or two from Hannibal Missouri as we saw some interesting things there.