Thursday, May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012

May 31, 2012

We started the day with thunder, some of it hitting very close to our MH.  After a while the clouds cleared and it was a “blue sky day.”

Our errands today took us from one side of Meridian to the other.  We left Bill’s Rx renewals at Walmart and then drove over to Sam’s Club.  

We shopped at Sam’s after eating hotdogs for lunch.  On our way back across town we took the frontage road because I had seen a dollar jewelry store.  There was a lot to look at, but Bill was waiting in the car while I shopped.  I didn’t spend too much time looking.  

Most of the jewelry I wouldn’t wear to a dog fight, but one thing caught my eye, so I went to the check-out counter prepared to pay a “buck.”  The checker questioned me about the package the necklace was in.  I told her it wasn’t in a package, just hanging on a rack.  It seems that earrings were included, but not with it anymore.  She only charged me 50 cents.  What a deal!

We went back to Walmart for the medicine before going home.  The weather was still beautiful until...6:00 when the skies opened up and we had a real “frog strangler.” 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

We left the campground at 8:00 and drove to Laurel, a trip of about 60 miles.  The first thing we did in Laurel was to eat breakfast at McDonald’s.

Afterwards, we found three caches.  None of them were very difficult to locate.  From there we took Hwy. 28 to the small town of Soso to find the one and only cache there.  Soso is now marked off my “Go To” list of towns with interesting names.

For our next destination, I wish that I could have a drum roll for this event.  We took back roads to Hot Coffee, which as towns go, is very small.  They did have a small, but well stocked general store.  One could buy shoes, t-shirts, ice cream cones, hoop cheese (I bought some of it), an array of groceries including souse (a pickled loaf of pig parts, I think...I didn’t buy any of that), and nails, just to name a few things.  It was an interesting place to visit and it has been on my list of towns to visit for several years.

By the time we got back home we had traveled 160 miles.  It was a really great day.

Before going to bed, a thunderstorm blew in.  I like going to sleep to the sound of rain on the roof.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

May 29, 2012

I slept late while Bill did the laundry.  What a great guy!  After sorting and putting everything away and eating breakfast, we headed into Meridian.

On the way in, we stopped at a beauty shop so I could get my haircut.  It was overdue.  My hair is very short now, but it will have about three weeks to grow before we go to Colorado.

We did three caches today.  Two of them were very difficult to find, but we persevered.  The first difficult one was high in a magnolia tree in a hollowed out magnolia seed pod.  Bill had to climb up into the tree to retrieve it and to put it back after I signed the log.

The other hard one to find was in a parking lot.  The cache container was secured to a piece of rebar painted yellow and stuck down in a concrete hole.  There were other rebar pieces painted yellow, but none of them moved.  That was a sneaky hiding place.

The last one was at a railway museum.  It was quick to find, but the magnet holding it in was very strong and Bill had a hard time getting it out of its hiding place.

The weather was so hot and muggy that we didn’t have enough energy to find more caches.

After dinner, we went to several boat docks on the lake where we are camping.  We were looking for alligators, but didn’t see any.  We’ll “hunt” another day, but at a different time.  Early in the morning might be a better time.

Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012

After graduating from college, Bill and I moved to a small mountain town in Colorado.  At the same time we became Denver Bronco fans.  One of our favorite players was Floyd Little. We still remember cheering him on.

Well, today when we were hunting a cache, we met a “local.”  He’s a dentist here in Meridian.  His name was David Little.  I ask him if he was related to Floyd Little who played for the Broncos years ago.  Imagine my surprise when he said that he was.  Dr. Little’s father said that they are cousins, several times removed.  Wow!  You just never know who you might meet.

Not only did we meet a Floyd Little relative, but in 2008 I met the “Barrel Man” who went to Denver Bronco games for 30 years wearing just a big barrel with suspenders holding it up, a cowboy hat and boots.  The barrel was painted orange to resemble a can of Orange Crush, which the Bronco’s defensive players at the time were called.

Oh, such a life we do lead!  We never know what interesting thing might be just around the corner.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

May 27, 2012

May 27, 2012

We kind of loafed around this morning waiting for the Indy 500 to start.   As races go, it was OK.  I like the guy who won and his wife, Ashley Judd, was so excited she was hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet

By the way, I going to tell you something about myself that most of you don’t know and those who do know have probably have forgotten or couldn’t care less.  I did a lap at Indy several years ago.  I spun out on turn three and hit the wall.  But it was a fun thing to do, anyway.

Here’s the rest of the story:  We were in Indianapolis several years ago with a walking group.  We were allowed to walk the track for one lap.  My spin amounted to turning around a couple of times and bopping the wall with the side of my fist.  

Walking around was a fun thing to do.  The track is quite impressive and seldom do they let people in for extra activities.  We were just lucky!

Next on the agenda was the NASCAR race from Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The race was 600 miles long, which was too long in our humble opinion.  The outcome was to our liking, though.  Kasey Kane took the checkered flag!

I think Bill and I are just about “raced” out.  It was, however, nice to spend the hot day in our air conditioned coach.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 26, 2012

May 26, 2012

In spite of the temperature being warmer today than before, we were able to find four caches.  They were all well done...a fake sprinkler head, a fake electrical plate, a plastic egg, and a tube slipped in behind a WW1 marker.  We saw some really interesting old buildings in the old downtown area of Meridian.

A stop a Walmart before going home rounded out our day in town.

When we got back to the motorhome we both took long naps.  This heat just about does us in.

The Western Channel was showing 24 hours of John Wayne movies.  We ended the day watching War Wagon.  Yippy, Skippy!

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

We moved from our camping spot with electricity to a place in the dry camping area.  When we parked at the new site before noon there were no other campers around.  

By dinnertime there were a dozen or more tents in the area with fires in most of the fire rings.  We were the only ones with an RV.  Bill said he was certainly glad we weren’t sleeping in a tent.  Me too!

Bill used my computer to write a message for the Internet.  I told him we could copy and paste it in gmail and would he like to do it.  He said,  “No, the only thing I know how to do is make a paper airplane out of it and throw it.”  He is still somewhat computer challenged, eh?

We decided not to go tromping around the back roads looking for caches.  So now the question of the day is...where did Bill’s sixth tick come from?  Once again it was just walking up his leg.  Nevertheless, the score is now 13-6.  He’s catching up with me, but he doesn’t seem very excited at the prospect.  

Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

It was warm again today, but after lunch we hit the caching trail.  We were able to find three.  None of them were as interesting as the gypsy one yesterday, but they were well hidden caches.

My poison ivy is spreading, but if I would quit playing in the weeds things would probably improve.  

By the way, Bill found a tick walking up his arm today...13 to 5...but it wasn’t interested in his tough old hide.  He tried to send it my way, but that didn’t work so he killed it.  Brave hunter!

We have to vacate this campground tomorrow.  Lots of rigs are arriving for the holiday weekend and our spot has been reserved.  We plan to come back into the campground on Monday after all the holiday campers go home.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

It was cooler this morning than it has been for some time.  But by the time we started caching in Meridian it had gotten noticeably warmer.

One of the caches was in a very old cemetery.  The King and Queen of the gypsies in the US, Emil and Kelly Mitchell, are buried there.  I expected the markers to be very elaborate, but they weren’t.  We visited gypsy graves in Portland and I remember them being very big and ornate.

There were also many Confederate soldiers buried there.  Charles Read, a graduate of Annapolis, was a Navy hero.  In 21 days, during the Civil War, he and his crew captured 22 Union ships.  His grave marker told of his heroics.

By the time we left the area the temperature had risen even more.  The air conditioner felt very good as we made our way to the next cache, at an antebellum mansion that is said to be haunted.  The property looked private so we left the ghosts alone.  Brave Bill just kept right on driving.  That was fine with me.  The rest of the neighborhood looked questionable.

Sometime in the last day or two I have been in a poison ivy patch.  My right wrist was the beginning, then my face, and now my left arm is a big deal.  And it is still spreading.  Such fun!

I didn’t mind spending the rest of the day in our cool house.  I had lots to do and we have a view of a beautiful lake.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22,2012

May 22, 2012

Marion was the town we chose to cache in today.  One of them was at Wendy’s so we made it our lunch destination.

After lunch we went north of town for a couple more finds.  One was at a tennis club.  The yard was covered with clover in bloom.  I was following Bill across it when I noticed a number of bees.  By the time I got nearly to the sidewalk, lots of bees were circling me.  They circled two or three more times after I got on the sidewalk and then all went back to the clover.  

That’s the most bees I’ve encountered at once since the “killer bee”  incident in Texas a couple of years ago.  I didn’t like it then and I still don’t like it!

From there, our NEVI took us on back roads to the campground.  Using my iPhone, we found another one just before crossing Okatibbee Lake.

Tonight Bill saw a raccoon at our camp site.  It hid under the Honda before I got to see it.  Drats!  You know how much I like wildlife.  I guess that comes with being married 52 years to a “turkey” like Bill.

Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21 2012

May 21, 2012

It was raining when we got up this morning so we decided to stay another day.  Wouldn’t you know it!  An hour later the sky had cleared so we headed south.  Not long after we got on the road the rain started again.  Oh, well!

110 miles later we were parked at a COE campground on Okatibee Lake, north of Meridian.  We had rain for about the first 10 miles.  From then on, it was clear, driving.

We drove in to Meridian to do a little shopping.  We had located Sam’s Club and Walmart on the map.  I also made a quick stop at Jo Ann Fabrics. 

We hadn’t been back home for very long when a big thunder storm rolled through.  It is amazing how quickly the storms come and go in this part of the country.

By the way, as we came into this campground we saw a sign warning us about alligators.  I’ll keep you posted on that one!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

May 20, 2012

May 20, 2012

As we were going into Columbus this morning, Bill pulled off the road to change something on our navigation system, aka Nuvi.  His pull off spot was the driveway of a very large plantation house that we see every time we are going into town.  

A lady, with her dog nearby, was working in her flower bed.  I got out of the car to talk to her and pet the dog.  It was a very interesting chat,  mostly about her house built in 1847 on a 5000 acre cotton plantation.  Wow!  What a house!  She told me a lot of the history of this area.

We went on into town to see if the Visitor Center had a map and information on the antebellum houses in the area.  Unfortunately, the center was closed on Sunday.  Two of the caches that we found were at old mansions, so we were able to see some in the area.

We found three caches before going back home so Bill could rest and I could work on my project.  I was also able to get some beading done.

Tomorrow will probably be a travel day.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

May 19, 2012

May 19, 2012

We took Hwy. 50 to West Point this morning.  It was a really nice day.  On the way we stopped at a brick company for our first cache of the day.  It was a cleverly hidden one so it took some extra time.  

When we got into town we went to McDonald’s for breakfast.  Biscuits and gravy!  Yum, yum!!

After hunting for a two more caches, Bill began to feel poorly.  He was also feeling dizzy.  He thinks the breakfast made him sick, just like when we were in Quartzite, AZ.  It was biscuits and gravy then, too.  Hm-m-m-m!

He didn’t feel like driving home.  With me at the wheel, if he wasn’t sick when we left West Point he probably was by the time we got back to the campground!

He spent most of the rest of the day on the sofa.  By dinnertime, he was much better and wanted a Boca Burger, plus strawberry shortcake for dessert.  He must be better.

14 to 4!  Ugh!  I don’t even want to talk about it.

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

With the tick score now at 13-4, Bill has instituted some changes.  Yes, this morning my medical skills were called into service.  I removed two of the little critters from his body.  Usually he bribes them into finding me.  It didn’t work today!

So today he said we needed to avoid geocaches in the woods.  Hunt for things in town will be the order of business from now on.  Shucks!  I really enjoy tramping through the woods.  And where was this idea when I was amassing my 13 ticks.  Maybe now I will be able to avoid the poison ivy, too!  All’s well that ends well, I guess.

It was nice weather here today, but I spent most of the day trying to convenience California that we shouldn’t have to pay income taxes to them.  Ugh!  We will see how long it will take to realize that we don’t nor haven’t ever lived or worked there.

Such a day!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

We started caching at about 11:00.  An hour and a half later we were both very hot and sweaty.  The temperature was up today and so was the humidity.  We had logged five caches in that amount of time, mostly in wooded areas.

I have an announcement to make, so pay attention!  The score is now 13 to 2.  Yes, Bill had a tick on his leg.  Because it hadn’t started sucking his blood yet, he claims that the tick was looking for me.  He’s so thick skinned and rotten and I’m so tender and sweet, he may be right, but don’t tell him I said so.

After eating a late lunch we shopped at Walmart before returning to the campground and our cool MH.

We plan to get an earlier start in the morning when it is cooler.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012

May 16, 2012

The only cache we found this morning was hidden in the COE park where we are camping.  A lot of walking was involved.  The park is very nice with treks through the woods.  You guessed it!  The score is now 13 to 1.

We drove into Columbus for lunch at Bojangles.  This is the furthest west we have seen that restaurant.  Most are east of here and not very far north.  Their menu is definitely southern...fried chicken, dirty rice, and great biscuits.  Years ago we ate at one in North Carolina.  Brent really liked their biscuits.  We lost count of how many he ate.  The food was as good today as we remembered it being.

Before returning home, we found one more cache.  At this rate, it will be a long time before we reach our next goal...5,000 caches.  I’ll let you know when that momentous occasion happens, but don’t hold your breath!  We have a ways to go.

I am making something special for the grandyoungins (that’s southern) at our family reunion in Colorado in July.  I spent several hours working on the project this evening.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012

May 15, 2012   

Our first cache for today was one of our DNFs from yesterday.  The owner of the cache replaced it after we were there.  I learned that from the geocaching web site.  Sure enough, there it was!  That’s the kind of tale I like to tell.

The second one for the day was up a steep hill.  Once we got to the top, we had to bushwhack.  The biggest problem was a ground cover of vines.  They were everywhere.  I was being very careful, but at one point both of my ankles were wrapped in vines.  Down I went!

It wasn’t so much like a fall, but more of a tumble.  I rolled into a bush.  The ants in the area weren’t very happy to see me.  Thank goodness, they weren’t fire ants.  I only got a couple of bites, but that was enough.  We continued to the cache with no more problems.  The trip back to the car was blessedly uneventful.

After a “practice lunch” at Burger King we found one more cache to log before deciding to return to the motorhome.

As a result of rolling around in the weeds, the tick count is now 12 for me and 1 for Bill.  Ugh!  Not a fun contest!

We have an interesting thing happening at the motorhome.  Ever since we pulled into our parking spot at this COE campground, our house has been pecked by an upset cardinal.  It must have a nest nearby because it sees itself in our mirrored windows and attacks.  It has happened over and over.  At the rate its going, the poor thing won’t have a beak left by the time we leave.

Monday, May 14, 2012

May 14,2012

May 14, 2012

It was a gorgeous day for a drive.  We went to a COE park north of Columbus.  After getting the coach parked, we ate lunch and rested.  Driving 27 miles can really be tiring.

In the middle of the afternoon we drove into Columbus to geocache.  We racked up four DNFs before making our first find.  That’s hard to take.  Before going home we found one more cache.  What a day!

While we were watching “Dancing with the Stars” a young deer walked across the grassy area in front of our MH and went off toward the waterway.  We have seen very little wild life here in Mississippi so it was a treat to watch the little guy.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 13, 2012

May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day!  My card from Meredith and Michelle fit our family perfectly.  It read “Ever noticed how in every family there’s usually one person who’s shockingly normal?........We should get ourselves one of those.”

Our weather for the first half of the day was rainy.  Later things cleared up and it was a fairly nice day.  In spite of that, we stayed home all day.  I was able to work on several projects that I had been shuffling to the bottom of the pile.  So it was a productive day for me.

Tomorrow is a travel day for us.  We plan to go to the Columbus area to another COE recreation facility.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

May 12, 2012

We took a back road to Amory this morning.  One of the caches was at the Chickasaw Council Tree where, in 1811, the Creeks met with the Chickasaws to try to get them to help in their fight with the Americans.

We found a total of five caches before eating lunch and going to Walmart for a few groceries.  It was sprinkling when we left there.  By the time we got back to the coach it was raining very hard.  We were drenched just getting from the car to the house.

We spent the evening watching the NASCAR race from Darlington.  It was a long race, but had an exciting finish.

Friday, May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012

May 11, 2012

Today is my birthday!  I’m 75...3/4 of a century...old, old, old!  And “what’s his name” is no help.  He says I’m in my 76 year!  Sometimes he can be so-o-o mean!  This is one of those times.

Tick score:  11 to 1

We went to McDonald’s for breakfast.  Afterwards, we set off to find caches I loaded last night...cemetery caches all over Monroe County.  We drove the back roads, through beautiful country, to cemeteries both large and small.  There’s a lot of history in this state for us to enjoy.  

I hope the cemetery caching on my 75th birthday isn’t an omen.

After finding seven caches we headed for home.  We stopped at Sonic for lunch.  It was a very interesting morning in Mississippi.

Thanks to all who sent birthday wishes...via Facebook and iPhone.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012

May 10, 2012

Today our goal was to geocache in Amory, about 15 miles north of our campground.  We didn’t head that way until 11:00, so by the time we found five caches and ate lunch, Bill was “finished!”

Two of the caches were very hard to find, but we were finally successful after much searching.  Another one that we spent a lot of time on ended with a DNF.  Shucks!

Brent called yesterday to see what the “tick count” was.  I told him that it was still seven to one, but explained that Bill’s one tick was crawling up his sleeve.  Bill thinks it was probably looking for me!  Brent agrees.  He called me a tick magnet.

OK, Brent!  The score is now nine to one!  Ugh!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012

May 9, 2012

The day was beautiful with no threat of rain so we went out to geocache.  It turned into a very different kind caching of day.  We didn’t find DNF and two that we couldn’t even get to the right area.  All of the lakes and the water way made it difficult to get to where we needed to be.

The one we attempted to find took us over a hill, onto an abandoned, paved road, down a gravel road, and to a muddy pathway, but we still didn’t get very close.  Bill went way into the woods in the direction our GPSs indicated.  No luck!  We decided to bag it.  So it was back on the muddy pathway to the gravel road.  

At this point Bill suggested that we climb up a steep hill and walk along the waterway to the dam and locks.  Well...when we got to the top of the hill there was a big field of tall grass.  Bill walked quite a ways across it, but never did find any water.  So, back down the steep hill, along the gravel road, to the old highway, and down the hill to the car.  Gad, zooks!  We were so tired!

We were able to watch a tugboat take loads coal through the locks...three barges wide and two long.  That was a big task and a tight squeeze for that little tug.

On the way back to the MH Bill stopped to pick some wild plums for me.  The small one that I ate was very, very sour.  I tried two of the larger ones which were ripe, but also sour.  Bill said to throw the rest out the window, so I did.  Then he tried to lay the guilt on for getting rid of his nice gift.  What a crock of sour plums!

All in all, it was a fun day!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Ron!  Michelle said that their schedule is so hectic they celebrated his birthday on the weekend, but the actual day is today.

I had a really pleasant morning.  I was on the phone with Social Security for a lo-o-o-ng time.  That’s such a fun way to spend a bright, sunshiny day.  Ugh!

We finally got out on the geocaching hunt.  Our first challenge was up a hill and into the woods.  We had to search around for quite a while.  In the process, we found two very old headstones.  They marked the graves of two Tindall family members.  We not only found the markers, but we found the cache.

Our next three caches were in the downtown area of Aberdeen and weren’t very hard to find.  Our last one took us further out of town to a very old cemetery where over 5000 Confederate soldiers were buried.  We are learning so much history about this area.

When we got back to the motorhome the lake in back of us was very calm.  About an hour after getting home another storm blew in.  It wasn’t as strong as yesterday’s storm, but the lake was no longer calm.  Its amazing how quickly the weather can change.                           

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

On our way to Aberdeen, a total of 52 miles, we stopped at Walmart in Amory.  By the time we got to the COE campground, Blue Bluff, on the Waterway, it was after 1:00. 

Just as we were checking in at the campground office, a terrible storm went through the area.  The rain was coming down in the proverbial buckets and the wind was blowing really hard.  It was quite a storm.

We waited until most of the storm had passed by before attempting to park the coach at a campsite.  As soon as we were parked, we ate a late lunch and settled down to rest after all the excitement of the ordeal.

A light rain continued to fall into the late afternoon.  It was a good time to stay in and get caches loaded for tomorrow.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May 6, 2012

May 6, 2012

The “battle of the ticks” continues.  The score...Raymonda, 7...Bill, 1.  That really “ticks me off” or should that be “ticks me on?”  Anyway, I don’t like this contest at all.  Bill, on the other hand, is enjoying it way too much.  Take that any way you want!

We spent most of the afternoon watching the NASCAR race from Talladega.  As far as I was concerned it was a ho-hum event.  Probably because so many cars were wrecked or had blown engines.

We went to Walmart in the evening.  The store in Fulton is smaller than most Supers, but did have a fairly good selection of groceries.  

Tomorrow will be a travel day.  A short travel day, but a travel day none the less.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

May 5, 2012

I forgot to log yesterday’s cache finds, so I did it this morning.  I try not to get behind, but sometimes things happen!

We found a cache at the Whitten Historical Center this morning.  It was the only one we found today.  We spent nearly an hour tramping around the woods looking for two caches, but came up empty handed.  That’s discouraging!  But the mosquitos were glad we were there.

After lunch and a nap for Bill, I ventured a request that I knew might cause bodily harm to me.  I ask Bill to drive me to Tupelo so I could go to Hobby Lobby.  I don’t know if I was being brave or dumb!  He gave me a withering look, which didn’t last but a few seconds and then said, “OK.”  Whee, that was a close call!

It was hot and muggy today so spending part of the afternoon in an air conditioned car wasn’t too bad an idea!  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

Friday, May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012

We had a very busy Friday morning.  We got on the caching trail a little earlier than usual.  There were several caches in the main part of Fulton so we decided to work on those.

Two of the caches were in the Walmart parking lot.  This is not unusual.  Wally World is a good place to hide easy caches, usually in the area of the light poles.  It was no exception for the Fulton Walmart.

We found a total of six caches in all.  A seventh one was available, but it was a hike through a thickly wooded area and neither one of us wanted to add to the tick count.  We chickened out.

Lunch was at Burger King.  We were practicing for our next anniversary.  Since that is over 11 months away, we’ll get a lot of practice before then.

Before going back to the campground we shopped at Walmart to shop and went to the Post Office to pick up our mail that had been forwarded.  Michelle sent a box with several things in it...the best being Snickerdoodles.  Yum, yum!  You talk about “pig out time!”

Thursday, May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012

May 3, 2012

Bill went to Fulton to do the laundry.  When he returned, we drove into Tupelo to take care of a few errands.  After lunch at Taco Bell we made one last stop at Hobby Lobby before heading home.

On the way, we stopped to do some caching.  We were able to log three, with only two DNFs.

By the way, the tick count is now Raymonda, 4, and Bill, 1.  I can’t decided who is actually winning!  At this point I don’t think it’s me!

We had some rain off and on for most of the afternoon.  It wasn’t enough to run us indoors.  But it was really muggy.  Ugh!  Humidity isn’t our favorite thing.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

May 2, 2012

This morning we drove into Fulton to geocache.  It has a population of about 4,000.  There is also a Community College with a very impressive campus.  We found a cache on campus.

Our total for caches today was five.  There were about 20 that we didn’t attempt, but hope to before we leave the area next Monday.  Caching is a good way to see an area.

A thunderstorm went through the area in the middle of the afternoon...not much rain with the storm, but a lot of noise.  That lasted long after the storm seemed to pass.  We are in a thick forest so we don’t have much of a view of the sky.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012

May certainly got here sooner than we expected.  We’ll be heading toward Brent’s in a month and, soon after, our tribe of six will take off for Colorado and the Dane family pow-wow.

It was hot when we went to bed last night, hot all night, and hot and steamy when we woke up.  We planned to stay in Tupelo one more night, but decided we would go on to the COE campground at Fulton and enjoy cool air, thanks to electricity.  Thirteen years ago, when  we first moved into the motorhome we didn’t mind the heat so much, but things have changed over the years.  Our friend, Sheila, would call us “candy a____” and she would be correct.  We aren’t as tough as we were back in the “good old days.”

I still had shopping I had to do before we left the area.  When I got back home, Bill was ready to go caching.  After finding three, we went to lunch at Captain D’s, bought a few items at Walmart, and did a “Willie Nelson.”

When we arrived at the campground we unhooked the Honda and drove around and around and around looking for the “perfect” place to park the coach.  For a spot to be perfect there are two things to keep in mind...the MH has to fit and we want to be able to get satellite reception.  Both things were tricky at this particular campground.  By the time Bill decided on a site I was dizzy from all that going round and round.

The first day of May is called May Day.  When I was a child we made May Baskets, filled them with flowers, and left them on porches of friends.  I don’t know if the tradition still exists or not.  I’m going to believe it does and send each of you a “virtual” May Basket.  Its filled with love, happiness, many blessings, and lots of laughs that we want to share with all of you.  Happy May Day!

Today’s Travel Totals:  Today’s mileage, 27---Geocaches, 3.