We had an easy drive to Hannibal on Sunday, and quickly got checked in and set up at the Passport America park, Mark Twain Landing.
It’s a really nice campground with large, paved sites, a nice pool, fishing ponds and lots of activities for kids.
There are a lot of seasonal campers, but the sites are well-maintained, for the most part.
It’s also just down the road from the Spalding Recreation Area on Mark Twain Lake, where there is a boat launch and swimming beach.
Sunday afternoon was warm and sunny, so we took advantage of the pool to cool off before dinner.
By Sunday afternoon, the campground had pretty much emptied out, so we had the place almost to ourselves!
Monday was rainy, so after lunch we made a Walmart run for groceries, and walked around downtown Hannibal. Tom and I were there in 1995, and I remembered the downtown as being cute and having lots of nice shops. It’s looking a little run-down now, and several of the shops that were still there were closed on Monday. I did find a nice quilt shop and a popcorn shop where we got some caramel corn. Other than that, Hannibal was pretty much a disappointment, so we went back to the campground to make dinner and watch a movie.
Tuesday was a much nicer day, so Tom took a motorcycle ride while I worked and the kids did some schoolwork. In the afternoon, Tom and Nick washed the RV and Bryce and I went to the pool and did laundry (multi-tasking, and working on our tans!).
When Tom and Nick were finished, they came over for a swim,
and then we went to the park store for a pizza and ice cream.
We didn’t do a whole lot, but we enjoyed our couple of relaxing days in Hannibal!