Travel

For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Aug 27, 2016

First Day-Westward Ho!

This will be a fairly short post. I'm tired after the first day of driving. I took the back roads, as I like to do, and I'm staying a delightful little park; Cross City RV. It's small and quiet. It was only $18 dollars for the night. One of the best things about the park are Jim and Debra, the owners. Very nice people. The only bad thing about traveling the route I took, today, was that there was no place to pull over to take pictures. I passed a couple of lakes and followed the Coosa River for a bit.

The hitch was great. Thank you, again, Three Way Campers. The few trucks that passed me were a good test--I didn't feel a thing.

Just before Piedmont, I passed a large junk yard and some old VW buses that looked like the were just waiting to be bought and restored. I also passed Wheeler Wild Life Preserve which would have been nice to stop to see. Maybe on the way back. Passed through some towns with what seemed to be named for family names. I saw a sign that pointed to "Coon Dog Cemetery". I wonder what it was.

I tried to figure out the TV, but don't have the patience at the moment. With the help of Wilson on the Arkansas trip, we figured it out, but I have forgotten how. DOH

When I first got here, I saw some deer in the field. I got as close as I could, which wasn't very close, and I spooked them. My first wildlife siting although I did see two dead armadillos on the way over.

That's about it for, now. I feel my eyes getting heavy. Oh, before I close, I downloaded some books on tape and they made the hours go faster.

Blogger won't let me upload the few pictures that I have. I don't know what it's problem is. It may be slow wifi. I'll try again in the a.m.

9 comments:

  1. So glad you are on the road and the hitch worked so good. The coon dog cemetery was started in 1937 by a man who loved his coon dog. We listen to books on tape all the time. Only way to go.

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    1. Thanks, Sandie. I was going to look up the story about the cemetery. I didn't think I'd like the books on tape because my mind tends to wander, but when it did I just went back and replayed a chapter. I picked an author I really like--James Patterson--so I enjoyed and it really did make the time go fast. Thanks for keeping track of me. After a day like today, I need someone. :)

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  2. So glad you are on the road and the hitch worked so good. The coon dog cemetery was started in 1937 by a man who loved his coon dog. We listen to books on tape all the time. Only way to go.

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  3. Glad you made it out of the home base and are finally on the road. Just take your time and enjoy the scenery even if we can't see it in pictures we can imagine it in your words.
    Glad the hitch is working out for you.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. Thanks, Rick. I'm dog tired, tonight. Going to try to get a few words down. Hope you are enjoying your new home.

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  4. Soooo happy your on the road. Sounds like you have seen some really neat things. I know how it is when you can't pull over to take pictures but your description brought a visual to me. Sounds like everything is working just fine. Safe travels

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    1. Thanks, Jo. Today was a bit of a learning experience. No pictures, again. I probably should title it "things not to do while traveling". LOL

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  5. Good to see you on the road and happy again. Always a great feeling to see things you've never had the opportunity to see before. Not unusual to be driving where there are very few places to pull over and take photos. I think they plan highways that way! Keeps the traffic moving!! HAHAHA

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    1. You are probably right, Russ. I can't wait until I hit cooler weather.

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