Friday, October 28, 2016

Wild River State Park

Wild River State Park
Oct 28-30

34 electrical sites
35 miles of hiking trails

For this late trip in the year we stayed at Wild River State Park because of it's beauty.

The trails are wonderful to hike.  Great views of the water from the trail.  

Only things to remember about spring or fall camping is keeping warm and keeping critters out of your warm RV.  
You can see this spot is huge.  
One side of the spot has no one next to you.  If you had a table slide out to the left you could eat in almost totally peace.  During the fall everyone can see you because almost all the leave are down.   
Fire pit ring has a routing grill grate, so you don't burn your finger when removing your hot dogs. 

We parked closer to the right side to have room to exit the camper without landing into the fire pit.

 When visiting each park we walk around to see what site would work for us.  

We look at length, width, gradation to be able to park our 28ft fifth wheel RV.  

We also look at picnic and grill area to see if it has privacy from the other campers.   We love 72e because it has the most privacy in the park, as you see with the picture above.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Arrow Rock State Historic Site

Arrow Rock State Historic Site      
Oct 12 -16

34 Electrical sites

Arrow Rock State Park is located Missouri just 42 miles west of Columbia.  
Missouri State Park don't have a state park sticker for your vehicle and sites are not that expensive as Minnesota Parks.  

The camping loops are very nice.  

 These sites are nicely spaced on each site of the camper.


Saturday, October 08, 2016

Watkins Mill State Park

Watkins Mill State Park                              
Oct 8-12

74 electrical sites
This park has a couple places to visit.  The visitor center has displays of the machinery used at the mill during it's time in operation. A nice long walk leads you to the house and mill.
 Tour can be arranged at the visitor center for the mill and house tours. 
 96 campsites and 74 of that are Electrical hook up sites.
The historical sites are just a short drive within the park.  Careful of the narrow short tunnel under the rail road bridge, it is only a one lane road with a sharp turn into it.  
Family site are two camping site with a shared picnic area and fire pit.  
 Camping sites are nice.  Either paved or gravel sites make for a easy leveling site.
 Fall camping during the week is very quite and peaceful.  
 This is looking the other way.
Camp site come with a paved picnic area and fire pit. 

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones from Sarah Jane's Bakery

To make your own scones

Homemade Scones

  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup raisins, cranraisins,or currents
  • 4 to 6 Tbsp 1/2 & 1/2 or milk
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 400°.  In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Cut the butter into the mixture until it is fine crumbs.  Stir in 1 egg and mix thoroughly.  Add raisins and mix.  Add milk and mix, add until dough leaves the sides of the bowl.  

Prepare a surface with lightly flouring the surface.  Knead dough about 10 times on surface.  Roll out dough to an inch high thickness.  Cut out pieces using a cookie cutter or glass.  Place them on a uncreased cookie sheet.  Brush the last egg over the tops of the pieces so they will brown.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.  

Serve with Butter or Raspberry Dip