Sunday, February 21, 2010

Back home-through the South

20 Feb 2010
Had a good day yesterday. Hit the road by 07:45 which is almost a new record for us. Drove up Highway 19 to I-10 then headed West. Got in to the Escapees park in Sumerdale, Alabama about 14:30 Central time (got an extra hour there). That's almost exactly what the GPS was estimating so we are liking the time estimate feature. Saw a few cops on the Interstate (5 or 6); most of them writing tickets for people. There were a couple Sheriff's deputies on 19 but they were just watching for people.

We talk big about slowing down and smelling the roses but don't usually manage it. We are staying here another day (tonight that is) but that's just to do some shopping and a little deep breathing after too many days with other people. I've always thought about visiting the aircraft museum at Pensacola but we've never done it. Maybe next trip! (Isn't that what I'm supposed to say?)

It's still chilly around here but sunny today and the weatherman seems to think the weekend will be good. Makes me happy anyway, I don't really like setting up and tearing down in the rain. I haven't figured out a rain outfit that I can do what I need to do and not get wet somewhere.

We dumped our tanks when we got here; they don't have a dump station but all the sites are full hookups. Anyway our hose-to-sewer connector leaked; lost maybe a pint or so of effulent - not a lot but kind of distressing. There is a Camping World just down the road so we'll get a new one.

21 Feb 2010
Went to a wonderful lunch at Le Roux in Foley, AL. It was kind of expensive but great! We'll be back again for dinner on our next trip. ALMOST made up for the shit we got at Lambert's! Went on to Walmart - got a new sewer connector so we'll see if that fixes our problem.

Landed at Duston, LA today. Had a good day in spite of the lousy roads in Louisana. Had do drive under 55 for part of the time; if we went faster it just rocked our guts out. Got on the road about 09:30 so it was a six hour day. Drove through a lot of clouds and some light rain but nothing serious.

Bad news is that I lost my cell phone. We think it got lost at a rest area just over the state line in Mississippi but who knows. Called AT&T to shut it off. Guess I'll be geting something new. Oh well, not a big deal I guess but what a pain in the ass.

Raining here now; hail in the area so we hope we don't get any of that. Haven't had to hook up in the rain yet on this trip and I hope the luck holds. It's no one's favorite thing. We chose this park for it's wifi; it's ok but nothing to write home about. Watching the Olympics on tv; tonight is ice dancing. Not my favorite but they are pretty great athletes!

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." - Pierre de Coubertin, The Olympic Creed Inspired by Bishop Ethelbert Talbot, speech, Olympic Games 1908

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