Sometimes, as I have mentioned, we camp because there is a barbecue contest. Sometimes because of a wedding or other family event. Or there may be a mountain man rendezvous or some other attraction nearby. But sometimes we camp just because we can.
Five days ago when the weather forecast for the weekend sounded passable and no commitments tied us down, we decided to try a campground on the Mississippi that we have been interested in. However, on Tuesday, our scouts reported that due to flooding, all but a few sites were under water. But now we're in the mood so a search produced two side-by-side sites at the Tailwater West Campground below the dam at the Coralville Reservoir overlooking this lovely little lagoon.
Only twenty minutes from home, nice level cement pads, and half price for us old folks made this an easy decision. Several other friends happen to be in three sites across the road. So far the weather has been great, other then an unnecessary wind yesterday. Steak and salmon cooked over the fire last night were a win-win. But sometimes I wonder if the biggest attraction for me isn't just the fact that all of those projects waiting at home are just out of reach.
Some random thoughts about writing, camping, and eating.