Up and out of Clear Lake early. First stop was the memorial at the crash site where Buddy Holly was killed in 1959.
Tried to see the Castles in Ida Grove, but I had zero cell service, no google maps, and had no idea where to find them. I realize that I could have just stopped into any open business and asked for directions, and I probably should have. But I was feeling a bit off today, irrationally anxious.... Although I have no legit reason as to why. I just didn't feel like interacting with people. So I went along on my way.
GFB texted and made me feel a bit better, and not so anxious, but the feeling persisted.
Needless to say I was very happy to get to camp tonight. Google maps gets a big fat booo over its directions to said campsite. It led me seriously astray. Like onto stone/dirt roads into nowhere.
While retracing my route, I randomly passed a sign for the state park. Otherwise I might still be driving.
The tent sites here are seriously isolated. From eachother and everything else. There are 16 tent sites on a 3 mile loop. And my site is so far off the road and downhill I can't see the parking area or the road from my site.
If I didn't have other places to go, I'd consider staying here another night. It's really picturesque, and pretty.