Sunday, May 31, 2009

Striking out with my primitive places

Today we departed Creston and headed north with a planned stop near Glidden to check  out some primitive county parks.  On the way, we stopped at a Meadow Lake park  5 miles north of Greenfield, IA and determined that the north entry and the east entry will lead you to a suitable boondocking location.   The spaces are not large, but both of them are clear with no trees near by.  The sites are really extensions of the dam construction area, but there is space and level plus the road in is good gravel.
On the other hand, the sites north of Glidden in Carroll County are the pits.   For starters, all of the sites are river bottom land with no gravel or hard surface added to the road in.  Plus the road (if you call it that) has no grade above the normal level.   So if there is a heavy rain,  the roads are the first to go.  
We're currently parked in the city park at Albert City, IA.  Sadly, they have really jacked up the prices since we were here before.  The current price is $20 for one night, 30 amp, water and dump included.  We're staying one night only and moving on.   One problem is that we don't need water or dump 90 percent of the time and dislike paying for it if we're not using it.   So while  we're plugged in, we intend to use the electric heavily.
I guess we're tired, so this is going to be a short version.  More tomorrow!

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