We are at Thomson Causeway, a Corps of Engineers campground on the Mississippi. There are lots of great campsites and good bike riding; however those engineers could have been a little more judicious about the placement of the shower houses.
When we planned this trip a couple of weeks ago, the long-range forecast was for highs in the low 70s. Well, you know how those weathermen like to joke around. Originally we planned to enjoy a big pot of chili on the first night. I don't think it quite made 100 here yesterday; nonetheless we were very glad we had switched to a taco salad bar instead. And a great ice cream dessert topped off the night.
Our site is right on the river and, if it weren't for the bugs, provides ever-changing vistas during the day, evening and early morning. The sunset on the water last night was incredible. Apparently the bugs are dealing with the drought by substituting human blood for water. I think the schedule today calls for a little early rollin' on the bike trail and a whole lot of nappin' on (near) the river.