Sunday, May 6, 2012

Moved a little ways down the road today

99.6 miles to be exact.  It took me about two and a half hours up the essentially empty curvy two lane roads to arrive at Prairie Creek COE campground on the Alabama River.  The road conditions were excellent until I ran into a real gully washer about half way there.  I’m sure Emma was trembling away in her crate as the rain poured down and we were surrounded by lots of lightning and really loud cracks of thunder.  There were no shoulders on these roads, so I just slowed down, gripped the steering wheel and slowly made my way through it. 

As I arrived at the gate to the campground, the host was standing outside with my papers all ready for me.  Guess I was the only scheduled person arriving today. 


It didn’t take me long to back right in on one try, and begin setting things up for a one week stay.  It was very hot and humid, but everything went so smoothly I could ignore the sweat falling into my eyes.  Open-mouthed smile  It’s so refreshing when things just go as planned. 


I’m really liking this site with Prairie Creek surrounding two sides of my place.  It has a paved driveway, and I’m guessing is about 80’ long.  The sites on this spit are very spacious.  I’m on the end of the row, so no one is on my left, and the rig on my right is quite a ways away.  With the Old Farts Pass, it’s $10/night for 50 amps and water.

_MG_7874I walked behind the picnic table and found this great egret hunting for supper across the creek.  As I was setting up, a great blue heron was fishing the same spot.


A pair of cardinals came by to welcome me.  I put up my seed feeder on the lantern pole, so I’ll see what shows up besides the numerous squirrels in the area.  I’m thinking I might even inflate my kayak and take a paddle or two on the creek and river while I’m here.  It’s a very short distance from my site to the boat launch. 


The view from my picnic table.  I believe the creek is a no wake area, so I won’t get capsized!  Emma and I will relax, and investigate the park tomorrow before I give a call to Judie about doing some sight seeing in her neck of the woods.  My Sprint signal is mediocre here even with the tucker’s antenna and amplifier, but it’s better than battling with Sprint over my roaming usage that was the only way I had a signal last week.  We’ll see what happens when I try to post this.

Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later,  Judy