Earlier this summer, my son was scheduled to take part in a Disability Leadership retreat at a local college for a five-day stay. Someone new to his personal care was going to help Justin during the week, so we were hesitant to leave on our own adventure until a successful overnight had passed. I spent Sunday afternoon getting the Brew Hut ready for travel for what we hoped would be our first extended trip. Continue reading
Our 16 foot Scamp now has a new name, courtesy of my wife Julia. It shall be called the Brew Hut. Last weekend, we hitched up the Brew Hut to the our Nissan Frontier and went on a two day adventure along the Mississippi River. Continue reading
Yesterday, I hitched up the Scamp and drove 45 minutes to Astico County Park, a county park and campground in Dodge County, Wisconsin. Many years ago, I served as a law clerk for Dodge County. One of the judges liked to take me out for lunch every week or so. One time we passed a wayside off Hwy 60, and the judge mentioned to me that there was a nice county park and campground across the Crawfish River from the wayside.
Twenty years later, I took him up on his recommendation. The campground wasn’t far away, offered electric services, riverside camping, and reasonable fees at $27/night (including reservation fee). While most of the nearby state parks were booked up, only about a third of the sites were occupied last night at Astico. Here was the view of the Crawfish River from inside my Scamp. Continue reading