LOCATION: Perry, Kansas – outside of Topeka
CAMPGROUND: Rock Creek Campground at Perry Reservoir ACOE
WEATHER: Overcast and cool. High 61. Rain in PM
We had a quiet morning, reading and doing stuff on the internet. The weather was a bit warmer today and much less windy, so I took a 2-mile hike around the campground.
Then, in the afternoon, before it started raining again, we took a 5-mile hike around some of the other sections of the reservoir area. We saw some pretty flowers….wisteria? lilacs?
When we were in a more wooded area, I said “This seems like morel season – cool and rainy”. Then – eureka!!!!! a morel mushroom appeared at my feet!!!!!!
We excitedly collected a total of 5, and George picked some wild onions.
George built a campfire with wet wood left from the previous campers. He is a genius with fire-making. We had my “world-famous” margaritas to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
DINNER: Appetizer was morels sauted in butter. Yum, yum! They bring back childhood memories of my father picking loads of them, then frying them up to accompany a steak.
Continuing with the 5 de Mayo theme, I made a casserole with tortillas, hamburgers marinated in fajita sauce, red onions, and cheese. I topped it with tortilla chip crumbs. It turned out muy delicioso.
BOOK: “Home” by Harlan Coben. He is an author who has been around awhile, writing mystery/thriller books. This one was quite good. I will see what other books of his I have not read. 4 stars out of 5