Cave Dwellings: A too short break from reality..
Cave Dwellings

Buckhorn Creek, Lake O' The Pines, Jefferson, TX

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A too short break from reality..

Last weekend Den and I met some friends at Thomson, IL Army Corp campground on the mighty Mississippi River…We arrived Thursday and spent 4 nights there, attending the Quad City Air Show on Saturday…It only takes us about 2 hours to get to Thomson..They are concrete pads with 50 Amp, nicely separated into 4 different loops and a spot for tents..




Above is our friend’s spot…and on the right, well, the May Flies had a hatching and they were THICK!!! This is called Thomson Causeway and the campground is basically on a peninsula…Here are a few more photos I took..


Left, a big fella with frog legs…on the right..well…I guess it’s the same description…tehee…


This is a very marshy area and they protect the turtles when they lay their eggs…The college kids come in and put a marker and mesh screen over each place the eggs are …to keep someone from walking on the site..and the raccoons from digging the eggs up and eating them…


This “mama” was laying eggs right up the road from us.. The park has “Turtle Crossing” signs everywhere..Yep, they are very protective of their hard shelled friends…

We attended the airshow on Saturday..It was 90 + degrees and no shade to be found anywhere…We sat there from 11AM until 4:30PM in the burning sun..and I am paying for it now…not to mention it was still hard for me to look upward after my neck surgery…




The grand finale was a re-creation of Pearl Harbor called Tora, Tora, Tora…It was amazing..



There is a  nice Ill State Park up the road past Savannah, IL called Pallisades State Park.  We drove through there looking at the sites and happened upon a beautiful overlook of the Mississippi River..


Great river views…The sites are mostly gravel in the campground, but they have a LOT of sites!!

So, that pretty much covers our trip…We had a great time…Oh, and yes, we did hit a couple “joints” in Savannah, IL for adult beverages…


A selfie taken at Iron Horse Social Club..What a neat old back bar in a very historic building …


This place had an inside bar AND an outside venue with a band playing..Now why would anyone sit inside, when you could enjoy the outside??? The name of this place was…are you ready?….Poopy’s..Yep, and I have no idea why, but it is a little gold mine..even with that name…Lots of motorcycles hanging out here..and we “elders” driving a pick up stuck out like a sore thumb…You would think we had the word “SENIORS” stamped on our foreheads…We were pure “Q-Tips”..white hair and white sneakers…

Not being used to jamming so much fun and drink into such a short trip, we were pretty pooped..(did I just really use that word?) when we got home…We arrived home by Noon Monday so we could unload the Hiker and Den could mow the hay grass…Later that afternoon, the heat and humidity began to wane and a great breeze blew from the North…Not THAT  great , as it turned out…I watched as our patio umbrella began to “lift off” from our glass table and ran out on our deck just in time to see it completely take flight and come down ….direct hit on the glass table…



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1 comment:

  1. Poopy's sounds like a lot of fun. I love those old backbars.