2lvrvn and MrMeyer, when either of you will be in Iowa next, especially central Iowa, let us know beforehand. As a lifelong Iowan and quarter-century motorcycle camper, I have lots of suggestions for places to camp, and maybe we could "group camp."
The Decorah area is beautiful, and the wife and I've camped at Pulpit Rock. Last time we were there that fabulous canoeing river was bank full, so our float trip had to be cancelled. I used to be a school Principal in a town about 40 miles from Decorah so I know the area well. Pike's Peak State Park, not too far east, is on the Mississippi and has unparalleled views from the bluffs overlooking the river.
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!
Lee, WU0V, and Courtenay, N0ZDT
2011 Rockwood A128
2000 Silverado 1500 pickup
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2000W inverter generator