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Tuesday, August 21 - Zan's Creekside Campground, Joplin, MO 196.5 Miles Today, 13,530.1 For the Trip
Hey, I can't call it boring driving today (mostly on US 400) since I discovered an unknown Oswego (the name of my hometown). I know about Oswego, IL, Lake Oswego, OR, but today on US 160 I drove through Oswego, KS. I looked for a library with no luck; did find a historic building, but it was closed, so I had to turn to Wikipedia for information about the town. According to Wikipedia, the name of the town comes from my hometown of Oswego, NY where many of the early settlers came from. It is a small world!
I also caught a short part of historic US 66 as I left Kansas & crossed into Missouri.
While there is a KOA here in Joplin, I decided to check out Zan's Creekside Campground at the suggestion of my GPS. It is located on Shoal Creek, lots of shade, which is good since it was 95°F when I arrived, inexpensive ($24.00 for water & Electric), although the water is a stretch for my 30' hose, and very questionable bathrooms & showers (the toilets are outside behind a wooden fence). Still, it its more my type of campground than most KOAs.
My Unnumbered Site at Zan's Creekside Campground
View From My Rear Window
I had a huge breakfast at an IHOP in Wichita, so dinner is going to be something small & simple; probably a salad.
By the way, the shower, while a bit rough, was actually very nice. Plenty of hot water, huge, and a very clean floor. Ugly, but nice! As to the campground, the bridge next to the park makes lots on noise throughout the night & morning as trucks drive across it...
Until Tomorrow -
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