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TxGearhead

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Posted: 10/20/20 03:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great post and yes a better man than me.
That camp site in AR looks great, but are you sure it was a COE? I'm through that area occasionally and would take advantage of a COE, but can't find it.


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Posted: 10/20/20 04:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Whoops. Senior moment. You’re right, that’s a COE park on the St. Francis, but it’s in MO, not AR.

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It’s north of Lake Wappapello, near the town of Greenville. The campground actually occupies the site where the town used to be before the Corps dammed the river, so there are sidewalks, foundations, and the steps of the old courthouse there. It’s not under water all the time, but there are water lines on the bridge supports entering the campground that show the water as much as 20 ft deep at times.

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The Boss found it and reserved the only spot available as we were driving. I remember her saying “The site number is 59/60, I’m not sure what that means but it’s either that or nothing”.

We get there and sho-nuff, it’s a double site. It was double nice, double wide, and double $$. [emoticon]

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That's mighty fine country around there. We did some canoeing around Eminence a long time ago, early 1980's.
If you are ever back in the general area and really need a site, the casino at Caruthersville will do in a pinch.

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Posted: 10/20/20 05:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IDman wrote:

I was born in Hannibal, MO and we moved when I was 9 yr. old. I went back about 10 yr ago just to see it again. These photos brought back some pleasant memories. Also curious....I keep reading how no one can find CG sites but your photos all show you alone!!


We didn’t have any problem finding same day sites almost everywhere. There’s not typically much competition for campsites this time of year, at least around the areas we would go.

Camping in MO state parks is a bit challenging right now due to their Covid-19 rules:
No camping without a reservation, and no same-day reservations accepted.
So that means no first come, first serve sites at all in MO state parks.
Private and federal parks are businesses as usual, though. [emoticon]

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TxGearhead wrote:

That's mighty fine country around there. We did some canoeing around Eminence a long time ago, early 1980's.
If you are ever back in the general area and really need a site, the casino at Caruthersville will do in a pinch.


Thanks Brent, I’ll keep that in mind. It was very pretty driving on the trip. Trees are changing color, and the weather was very nice.

As far as traveling with the five girls goes, it helps that I like them. They’re all fun to be with. Even the cats, they have their moments.

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That's every camping trip for me. The wife, 2 daughters, and a girl dog. OK that's only 4, but there's ANOTHER chic in the oven. I'm getting chopped next week. A man's got to know his limitations.


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Hmmm. Wife, three daughters and a female dog. That’s gonna be a full (and occasionally noisy) TC.

But you’ll make it work I’m sure because like I said, it helps that you like them all [emoticon]

These days, three cats are quite enough for me, even if one of them bites me occasionally [emoticon]

I’m reminded of a poem from my school days (Emily Dickinson?)
“ For each ecstatic instant
We must an anguish pay
In keen and quivering ratio
To the ecstasy.”

Happy snipping! [emoticon]

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Posted: 10/27/20 08:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice! We have some of those mounds around here but much smaller.


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I live in northern Illinois and I have never been to any of these places. We say we want to go but never seem to get there.

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You should get a handful of girls together and go camping!

Of course for some of us, one girl can be a handful [emoticon]

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