We are back at Maquoketa Caves State Park, one of Iowa's most popular and beautiful. The scent of the huge white pines overtakes you the minute you enter the campground. It's a small campground with fairly small sites, but that's no problem for a number of this week's residents. Serro Scotty campers have been around since the 1950s and members of the National Serro Scotty organization are devoted to preserving them. Since they are under 20 feet long, they fix nicely in among the pines.
The owners are from Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. They caravan together on great trips several times a year. Some of this group just returned from a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine and next month will go to Skidaway Island in Georgia. They have done their own rebuilds and they do their own repairs.
The forecast for later today and tomorrow is rain but we hope there will be enough dry time to visit the rock formations that give this park its name. Last night was a perfect campfire night. If it rains, there's always the fun shops in Maquoketa and maybe some writing time to work on Trailer, Get Your Kicks!, the next Time Travel Trailer book.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.