Our GWF (Good Weather Fairy) failed us this afternoon. Today's drive was totally under heavy overcast skies and then about an hour before we arrived at our campground they opened up and rained enough that it was necessary to get out the yellow rain suit. 😞
Most of the day was good with some great fall tree colors that would have been better lit up by the sun but still quite a few oohs and aahs.
Jo tells me that last night was full of heavy thunderstorms. I went to bed early just because I felt like it and once I get to sleep it's all over until morning. She said there was much thunder, lightning, and wind most of the night but this morning it was mild temperatures and no rain. I went to the campground office a little after 9:00 to pay for our stay and they weren't open. There was a man that I spoke to that took me around to the back door so that I could take care of business. They said that they didn't open until 10:00 am and that is hard to understand as they are also a marina office for boat rentals.
We are tonight in Jo's early years territory. This park is at Alley Spring where there is a working mill (for demonstration) that has been fun to visit many times in the past. This is now a National park, part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. We are only a few miles from where she was born and raised on a farm just south of the Shannon - Oregon county line.