"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Friday, October 21, 2011

Best Laid plans of Mice and Men!!

Or as Judy said a few weeks ago; UFF-DAH.  We departed Meriwether Lewis Campground in a light rain Wednesday morning with our destination to be Fall Creek Falls State Park.  Rain all day and through Wednesday night.  Departed there Thursday morning under heavy clouds and rain headed for the Great Smoky Mtn. NP.  Look Rock National Park campground on the Foothills Parkway was everything I expected.  Views for miles across the mountains, with the clouds breaking up and the sun peeking through.  Got all set up on a fantastic site.  Dry camping at its best. Half price. No cell, internet, or TV.

  Decided we would drive down the mountain to Townsend to get some firewood.  While there I turned on my phone to send the kids a text as to where we would be for the next three days.  Before I could do that, I got notification of 5 voicemails.  Seems the wife's brother back in Mississippi had been stricken ill and was in the hospital in critical condition.  Back up the mountain, hook up the trailer, and drive straight through back to Jackson, MS.  Good news is he has been through two surgery's and the prognosis is positive.  Bad news is that I'm back in Mississippi rather than the mountains.  Oh well,  There's always next week, hopefully, or the week after................jc 


  1. Sorry about the change of plans but glad your brother in law is doing well. Hope he continues to improve daily!!

  2. I'd rather have my kind of Uff-dah than have a loved one ill.

    Say, I'm heading to Jackson tomorrow. Got any suggestions for a good campground (with hookups)?

  3. Sorry about the news...glad he is doing better...my thoughts are with you both...safe journey...Horst

    ps...I have a previous post

  4. Just found you from Judy's blog. I have been enjoying all the blogs that have pictures of the balloon festival. That's one thing on my "list" and I enjoy reading all about it.

    So sorry to read of your interrupted travel plans and hope your BIL is doing well.


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