Who the heck is Ray Behrens? I don’t know either, but here we are at his campground for four nights. I do know, “Ray Behrens” is an Army Corps of Engineers campground in Perry, Missouri located on the south east shores of Mark Twain Lake.
The campground is less than two hours from our home in St. Charles. The drive is pretty easy with just one part to keep you appreciating life. Clarence Cannon Lane is a flat, gravel road which connects Highway 19 to Highway EE. The road is wide enough for a Ford Expedition pulling a travel trailer and a large Class A RV to pass each other, but, it’s not much wider than that. I think we could have stopped and shaken hands out the drivers’ windows if we had wanted.
I kind of wanted to shake hands because the other driver took it real slow which kept my blood pressure down. Fortunately, we weren’t on that road very long, and that was the only vehicle we saw. Given there is a Love’s right at Highway 61 and Highway 19, this drive gets a “Yes, let’s go there again” even with the bumpy, gravel road.
But next time we travel down that bumpy, gravel road, Dan is going to go even slower. Because once we got to our site and all set up, inside we found our freezer door panel had broken up with the freezer. The door panel was laying face down on the floor. I think it was crying. We felt like crying. Thank heavens the freezer itself was still shut.
After checking on my “Double Caramel Magnum” ice cream bars (from Aldis), which were fine by the way, we watched a Youtube video. In the video, some nice man described the simple steps needed to have our freezer friends reconciled. We did exactly as the man said, and now all is right with the world. Or at least the freezer door in our camper. Thank heavens handy people make videos like that for people like us.
Our campsite is just lovely. The sites are spacious, and you’ll only see the neighbor’s sewer hook ups if you look real hard. But why would you want to? In the early evening, we took a short walk around the campground and discovered two trails marked “Lake Trail.” We’ll be exploring those trails. And some other stuff, too.
One other thing we did discover was that we had no ATT service. None. Zippo. Well, there might be a very weak signal at the bath house. What good is that? Thank heavens we had borrowed a hot spot from our library. It is a T Mobile hot spot which is why I am able to bring you this exciting blog post today, right here and now, in real time, as it is happening. Or at least pretty close.
I could even use that hot spot to find out who Ray Behrens was. But first, I am going to try to figure it out the old fashioned way. With my feet on the ground and talking to folks around here. My guess is that Ray was a previous COE employee who served this area for many years. I’ll let you know if I’m right in my next post about “Ray Behrens” and our time here. I hope you’ll be able to sleep tonight.