"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

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Green Eggs


An annual gathering of molded fiberglass trailers, along with a few of the so called stick built variety, took place this past week in Gunter Hill COE campground, near Montgomery, AL.  Known as the Green Eggs and Ham Rally, it is a fun time of renewing old friendships; as well as creating new friends among the first timers.

Someone commented about seeing more trailer pics, so here goes.  There were dressed Casita’s;

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and naked ones.

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Sporty ones;

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and shorter ones.

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Escapes, and Scamps.

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Texan’s and Irish.

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There was also Dutch oven cooking; biscuits and cornbread.

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And Gumbo!!

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But, most of all it was friends,

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that make it all worthwhile.  I probably took two hundred photo’s.  No way to post them all, but I think you get a feel for all the fun and fellowship.  Looking forward to doing it again, next year.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A Rainy Night in Alabama


The rain started last evening about dusk, and poured all night.  The soft sound of the rain falling onto the fiberglass roof lulled us to sleep, and awakened us this morning. It has now stopped, and we are awaiting the cold that is forecast to follow. 

Up until then, it had been a beautiful five days of sun and warmer temps.  Casita’s appearing through the woods.

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All bases covered. The British Isles, Old Glory, and of course, Texas.

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Sally met up with an old friend.

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Once again, this is a beautiful park.  How many bridges do you see like this in a campground?

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Before the rain moved in last evening there was an informal gathering of musicians in the pavilion.  They played for an hour or two.

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Just a few notes on the gathering before the “Gathering”.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Yippee! Short Sleeves


We arrived at Gunter Hill COE campground around 3 PM on Friday. Located just out from Montgomery, AL.  As we drove through the campground we saw that a few friends were already here.


Our site was only 185 feet long.  Didn’t know if we were going to get the Casita and truck both safely on.  Glad that I knew how to back a trailer well.


As we were to be here for nine days, I went all out.  The Univ. of Arkansas easy up went over the 8 foot table.  It brings lots of comments as we are LSU fans, and have the appropriate signs on the truck.  The awning is out, and staked securely.  Seven chairs scattered around. And, a load of firewood delivered to the site.


Recently renovated, this is the nicest Federal campground we have visited.  Great paved roads, concrete sites, and full hookups make it a deal, even without the geezer pass.  Lots of space between sites and there are dozens of prime sites.  Haven’t seen a one that I would complain about among the 75 sites, here.


Being Sunday afternoon, most of the weekenders are pulling out, and fiberglass can be seen shining through the trees in both directions.  Another day or so and we will have taken over Catoma loop.  It’s going to be a great week.


View from my chair.


Oh, almost forgot.  The sun is shining and I’m in a short sleeve shirt.  Maybe shorts, tomorrow……….

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

A Bit Early!


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Seems as if my post from a couple of weeks ago contained some gross errors.  It was reported that Spring had finally arrived here in the deep South.  Though there were signs of that actually happening, I should have paid more attention to that groundhog that lives someplace up North. 

It was eighty degrees here Sunday.  A beautiful day that had me out loading some stuff into the truck, checking tire pressures on the truck and Casita, and getting excited about getting on the road again.  Woke yesterday (Monday) morning to temps around 33 degrees, wind chill of 21, and snow flurries.  Quite a change.

This morning we have a temperature of 29, freezing rain and sleet.

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I’m sure all the blooms that may remain on the fruit trees are covered in a sheen of ice.

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The prediction is for it to change to rain soon.  Sure hope so, but you know how those announcements and predictions go……..jc