I’m a list maker, the list I’ve added to all summer was put out on the table and I begin to finalize it. *enough dog food to last a week: *add padding to the dishes in the RV: *change mail delivery: *sort items to take or store ----- on and on. This part of travel isn’t what I enjoy – but once on the road? Whee!!
If possible, I try to vary my route just enough to “see new sights”. I headed SW through southern Illinois to cross the Ohio on the ferry at a funny named town, Cave in Rock. The Ohio River takes a sharp turn west there attempting to carve away the tip of Illinois and donate the land to Kentucky. Illinois resists with a rocky bluff of limestone. This bluff is pock marked with caves giving the town its name. Stories say that in the 1800’s, river pirates hid in these caves which gave a grand view of any unlucky river traveler. It must have been a lucrative endeavor. As mentioned before, little dog Sophie wasn't thrilled with the ferry ride, except from the safety of the passenger seat.
I always watch for the first palm tree. One year I saw them planted in front of a hotel in Montgomery, AL. Not natural, but Hey!! That counts!! Gradually, I began to see Spanish Moss in southern GA. Once in FL, I watched for the first “Welcome Center” to get a small glass of fresh orange juice. I saw many an RV with plates from Ohio, Michigan, New York and Indiana. All escapees like me. The influx will increase, I was just among the vanguard. Now at home in my Senior Park, I’ve seen ‘reserved’ signs pop up like toadstools in the rain on empty RV spots just since the first of the month.
It’s such fun to see what people are thinking and doing.. Can you imagine the odors drifting from this rig? Imagine it sitting between the funnel cake wagon and the cotton candy machine. URK!!
Now, I ask any of you poultry fanciers – have you ever heard of this breed of bird? Must be some kind of new hybrid. ~pam