LOCATION: Perry Lake Reservoir, near Topeka, Kansas
CAMPGROUND: Perry Lake Army Corps of Engineers Campground. Like most ACOE campgrounds, it is right on the water. Our loop is on a peninsula so we have water in front of us and also behind us. Nice level, gravel sites with water and electricity. Old but clean bathrooms. Firepit and picnic table. With Senior Pass, $9/night. 4 stars out of 5
WEATHER: Miserable. Cold and windy with rain all day. High 53
DISTANCE DRIVEN: 1/2 hour
We had a peaceful overnight last night at Z&M Twisted Wines. This morning, a school bus arrived bringing a group of FFA (Future Farmers of America) high school students who were there to help with new vine planting. George went out to check it out. He said it was a bit chaotic.
We only had a 1/2 hour to this campground, but we made a detour into Topeka to fill one of our propane tanks and to buy a few groceries.
It was cloudy all morning, but just after we did our shopping, the skies opened to a dowpour. We made it to the campground, and between showers, were able to set up.
The afternoon was spent reading and watching a movie on a DVD. I did take a short walk when the wind died down a bit. Not very pleasant. Everyone is complaining about the weather. Someone said that it has been the coldest and wettest spring in the Midwest in a century.
DINNER: To some frozen leftover Indian rice, I added chicken and more curry. Mango chutney on the side. Side was avocado and tomato slices drizzled with balsamic vinegar.
We have good TV reception here so enjoyed 3 nature shows on PBS after dinner.