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Mississippi River: End of Scamp Season

From October 2021 We started and ended our 2021 camping system on the Mississippi River.   We had one last brewpub to visit:  608 Brewing, named after the area code.  In most parts of the country, you would never see children in a bar.  Wisconsin isn't like most parts of the country. There were actually many kids running around in both the outside space and the inside space. The beer was pricey here, but I have to admit the hazy IPA would have my nomination for beer of the year.   With the Scamp put away, we stayed close to home until December.  The blog will pick up from there. 

Chasing the Blues Away

Julia told me this morning that yesterday’s post was too depressing. After knowing me for forty years, she should know that’s a feature, not a defect. 

I didn’t head down to this part of the country to park the Scamp on the rear of a former minor league baseball field. I was waiting for Thomson Recreational Area to open up its COE campground across the Mississippi River from Clinton, Iowa.


It’s pretty much booked solid every weekend that it’s open. With dicey weather during the work week of May 1st, I put my reservation claim in on perhaps the best site.


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