Wednesday, June 09, 2004
FISHERMAN'S CORNER, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS CAMPGROUND ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, HAMPTON, IL
9 June, 2004. Immediately after we arrived, Rocky cut holes in the top of the our cooler, screwed in a computer fan that we bought at Radio Shack and a small vent and we had a swamp cooler 20 minutes later. It worked pretty good. We arrived here just before a huge storm came in. There was even a Tornado Warning at the campground and the Ranger advised everyone to seek shelter in the main brick bathroom. The tornado never came but it rained quite a bit. One of the neighbors left and gave me his firewood, which we burned, along with the 6 pieces of wood that I bought for $2. We watched some of the tug boats carry barges to Lock and Dam #14. There is also a neat little amphitheater here.