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Go RVing: Childhood memories re-visited

From the bloggers at Go RVing.

Though my family didn’t do any camping when I was growing up, I have fond memories of days spent at 9 Eagles State Park. It wasn’t far from our southwestern Iowa home, so it was easy enough for us to take a fun day trip to picnic and play before my dad needed to be home to care for the animals on our farm.

When we purchased R’Velle I knew that I wanted to re-visit some of my favorite childhood memories and share them with my own family.

Following Interstate 35 south from Des Moines, you’re only 4 miles from the Missouri border before exiting toward the small town of Davis City, population 195. The nearest town for supplies is Lamoni, but hand lettered signs at the end of farm driveways may offer eggs, produce, baking, or Amish hand-woven baskets.

The campground is quiet as we arrive. Often we camp alone, in seclusion, though once we shared with a couple of elderly brothers who visit each spring to hunt Morel mushrooms.

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