Going to Santa Claus, Indiana to celebrate Halloween has to bring to mind The Nightmare Before Christmas. We grabbed a last minute site for the first of the six Halloween weekends at the popular Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort.
We had a trip planned months ago for Labor Day weekend, but at the last minute, we decided our original destination was too far away. With a week before the holiday weekend, we scrambled to plan a trip to Louisville. We found a spot between Louisville and Bardstown that would allow us to explore both locations, and to bike, taste bourbon, and explore festivals.
After reading great reviews about Northwestern Arkansas, in particular Bentonville and Eureka Springs, from Travel with Birdy, we knew we had to visit. Bentonville, best known as the home of the late Sam Walton and his retail empire, is becoming a cycling and tourism destination. Meanwhile the entire town of Eureka Springs, aptly dubbed the Stair-step Town, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our quest to find the perfect St Louis-area campground continued during our most recent visit. We decided to stay a little further away at Illinois' largest lake, Carlyle Lake. Read on to learn what we thought of our first Army Corp campground, to learn about Animal BINGO, and to hear about our day in St Louis.
Shane and Jessica
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