Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Home From Mississippi – Just in Time to Leave

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Late yesterday afternoon I returned from getting together with my Weight Watchers online group of friends who gather a couple of times a year near Columbus, Mississippi to compare notes and reenergize our Weight Watchers commitment.  This time there were 8 of us, and we had a great time eating healthy, exercising and generally having fun.  We kayaked almost every morning, took many walks, and even did a little shopping.  The picture above is a swampy area along one of the trails in the Plymouth Bluff, an environmental center that is part of the Mississippi University for Women.  

It was wonderful to get together with these women, but it was also wonderful to get back home, just in time to prepare for our departure from Phoenix.  We have enjoyed our re-entry to the RV-Park-in-the-city adventure, but it’s time to move on to new and different adventures.

The Castle has been cleaned, waxed, buffed, puffed and shined inside and out.  We’ve visited and had a good time with family. 

We’ve been here long enough to see the beginning of the Saguaro blooms:

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Tomorrow morning we’ll pull up the jacks and roll along the highway towards Cottonwood, Arizona, where we will hopefully be early enough to get a space in Dead Horse Ranch State Park.  Stay tuned for tomorrow’s update!


Beth said...

Hi Jim & Ellie- Perhaps we could meet up while you're in Cottonwood. That is where my sticks and stucco is :-) My email is wylie at commspeed dot net.

Lee Ann said...

Hi Jim & Ellie, Prepare for a 20 degree drop in temperature in Cottonwood! Our friends are there and they are wearing sweatshirts today. There have been plenty of open spots at Deadwood except for the long weekends so you shouldn't have any trouble getting in. We were there for about 5 weeks, left last Tuesday. We stayed in the Coopershawk loop, all pull-throughs. Nice and quiet. Travel safe! Lee Ann

Speedy said...

Cottonwood is one of the destination that we have thought about on our Dream tour someday. Can't wait to read your up-date on the park.

Sandra said...

Thanks for the photos of the saguaro flowers. They are so beautiful!

Glad you enjoyed your time in Mississippi, Ellie.

Safe travels as you head to the Sedona area, another beautiful spot!

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

Oh sounds like new adventures for you to blog about! I have friends in Sedona who send me pics. Definately a Must See place for us.

(lots of fiber artists and WEAVERS that I would love to visit studios and galleries to see their handwovens)

Karen and Steve
(Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard

Anonymous said...

Banff Canada is very much like Sedona come and check it out lol. Have fun that is where I bought my cowboy hat from it is a very beautiful place enjoy and have fun.

Brenda Brown