Decorah to Saylorville to Kansas City

Our site at Prairie Flower Campground
The prairie is still blooming!
We've been on the move. Left Decorah on Monday and stopped at the Prairie Flower Campground on the Saylorville reservoir north of Des Moines. This is a beautiful COE campground. The loop we are in is the Coneflower Loop and all of the sites are cement drives and patios. Almost all are long enough for the biggest rigs with plenty of room for another car or in the case of one of our neighbors - a boat, a truck, a car and  a van. The view from this loop is out on to the lake. Right now both the walking trail and the bike trails are closed, they are doing some major resurfacing of the trails. Disappointing for us as we were hoping to bike but since we won't be here long it just makes us want to come back.  It is probably one of the nicest campgrounds we have been in. The only drawback is it only has electric sites.

Ken and Sarah
One of the things we wanted to do while in Des Moines was to meet our cyber-friends Ken and Sarah.  I have been corresponding on and off with Ken. They also have an Excel, just retired (same week) and are taking off on their full time journey this week. Our paths to retirement have many parallels. We got together for breakfast and it was a great visit. Sarah broke her foot just before retiring so it has delayed their leaving but she is on the mend. You can follow their journey on their blog, Dreams Do Come True. We wish them well on their travels!

Fall is here
Left this morning for the Kansas City area to visit more family. We are at the Blue Spring Campground in Fleming park. It is a very nice county park and we have full hookups! Yipee!!!! No more wondering if I can get another shower in before we dump. Water conservation is the name of the game when you don't have a sewer hook-up. John's brother Walt has the week off which will make for a fun week. We already have a birthday dinner planned and  a hockey game to see.  It is going to bee a fun week.

Happy Trails....


  1. Thanks for the info on the Saylorville COE campground. The sites seem to be much better than I had imagined! :)

  2. Wow....wish I had kept up better with your blog. Might have tried to see you all at Blue Springs. My husband fell and broke his hip, and has been in the hospital for the past 14 days. Home now, finally. Walt said you all had fun at the zoo. We love the COE campgrounds. Half price for us at age 62 + so that makes it even better.


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