Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Back at Dam West, Carlyle, IL

Staying here for a few days. We were able to get a spot that was under water two weeks ago. They cleaned our spot up and put new rock down.

It's been fairly hot and humid. Still managing to get some bike riding in.

Some play games and others watch the Cardinals

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Craig's Birthday

Craig's birthday is really tomorrow but we are heading out. He decided he didn't want to go out for lunch, he wanted pizza delivered. Ok by me.
Food was good and we had a nice time and played a couple games.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Family Party

These family get together's are great. We had a great time today with everybody.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Dam West Campground, Carlyle, IL

We are back again. Some reservations were cancelled because of high lake levels. But we found a dry spot for a few days.

The beaches are closed, boat ramps are closed, and a lot of campsites are closed due to the high lake. But I guess the reason the lake was built was to control flooding downstream. 

We went to Altamont, IL. The Van Nationals are being held here this weekend. I think we went to two Van Nationals. 1976 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. And in 1986 in Duquion, IL.  Some things have changed, others haven't.  We didn't go into the fairgrounds, vans only. We tried to see the parade in town but I guess we were late.  We did get to see a few vans that were out and about.

NBC News even did a story on this Truck-in. I think they had about 500 - 600 vans here. I believe when we went to the Nationals in 1976 there were 7,000 vans. 

Nice and warm today.

I did do a few miles today on my bike. This was zero in April when I started for the year. 500 miles so far this year. With this heat that may be it.

Playing games and eating good.

Our sites that we have reserved for the next 6 weeks are all closed right now due to high water and the lake level is not going down right now.