The last couple of weeks have included some big events for me: four days at West Overlook on the Coralville Reservoir with friends, a visit from my daughter and her husband from West Virginia, a haircut (!), and decals for my new rig, Agatha. Now I am at Sugarbottom Campground, also at Coralville. Butch and I camped here several years ago and intended to return but never did. I am just here for two nights and my friends originally chose campsites close to the water.
However, two weeks ago we were notified that water was going to be too close, as heavy rains necessitated raising the level of the reservoir. So we abandoned the sites in the foreground of the above photo and opted for sites a little higher up. As it turned out, we could have kept the original sites, but where we are is fine. The shower houses are unusual here, made up of individual full bathrooms. The only drawback, in my eyes of course, is that there is only one hook.
Wednesday was a gray day with occasional sprinkles. We played a couple of games of Back Up 8 and then took a road trip to Lake MacBride State Park where I will journey today for a Glamper weekend. The campground is not far from here as the crow flies but due to the rambling shape of the reservoir is about a 25 minute drive. We checked out the site I reserved, and although it is described as "level" on line, it appeared that I would need some extra lift for the back of Agatha so when we returned the Ottaways loaned me some extra boards.
The evening was a strenuous one. After attempting to solve the political and medical situation in today's world around the campfire, we entertained ourselves watching two lighted buckets change color and trying to synchronize them. There also was the challenge of keeping the dog's leash untangled. The sunset wasn't very visible from our site but the reflection in the east was stunning. And so to bed.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.