We arrived at Pulpit Rock Campground on Sunday afternoon May 31, got set up and went for a bike ride. We rode over to Dunnings Spring Park where there was a nice waterfall.
Then we cycled down the road that was closed to car traffic to the Ice Cave. Not terribly spectacular, but it was a nice ride
Cool air was coming out of the cave, but we didn’t go in as we did not have flashlights and it looked a bit treacherous,. Also, it was getting close to time for dinner, our Sunday family Zoom hour followed by our Sunday School Zoom time! We do not have a sewer hook up here, so after all that, we went to the shower house so as not to fill up the gray tank. We will be here 3 days and will dump the holding tanks on our exit.
Monday morning it poured down rain. After it cleared, we drove through the beautiful countryside to nearby New Hampton where TriMark is located to get an additional remote for Acey. It not only locks and unlocks our entry door, but also the “basement” doors! How cool is that!
We walked/hiked over to see Pulpit Rock right across from the campground – We stayed overnight at this campground last August and decided to stay a bit longer this time.
There is apparently a Pulpit Rock in Norway, this one has no comparison… but there is a Norwegian Festival in Decorah every year, so maybe that has something to do with it?!
So who knew there was a Pikes Peak in Iowa? That was our destination for Tuesday!
Explorer Zebulon Pike was in Iowa in 1805, 2 years before he went to Colorado – so this was the first Pike’s Peak!
The park is located at the confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers
We saw a quaint little waterfall
Beautiful trail in the park
We watched a bald eagle fly around!
The town of McGregor was a quaint looking place
This building housed a wagon maker at one time – cool looking place!
We stopped for lunch at Fort Mulligans Pub and saw a brew called McLovin Irish Red – Linda HAD to try it because her Dad’s caregiver Stacey called Dad McLovin. It was quite tasty!