Friday, April 10, 2009

Road Trip

It was time to get out of town - at least for a day.

Yesterday was a quiet day, other than a little house cleaning and grocery shopping. Mr. Bo Jangles was moving a little slowly, but doing fine. He spent pretty much the whole day just snoozing in his spot on the couch.
We were expecting to see Glenn and Sylvia (Avery's Wanderings)pull into the campground at some point, and wanted to have a meal ready for them. They arrived as expected and we fixed spaghetti, salad and garlic toast, with berries and angel food cake for dessert. It was great to see them again. They're parked just across the way from us, so I'm sure we'll get some more visiting done over the next week while we're still here.
This morning, we decided to take a road trip to Birmingham. We will have another recall taken care of at the Cummins repair facility there, and then stay in the area so we can visit with friends for a week or so until time to start heading west. Checking out places ahead of time is always a good idea when we can do it.
It took us about 2 hours to get to Birmingham and find the Cummins facility. Then we had a nice lunch and went on to check out a campground close to Carol's house. Carol is one of my friends whom I met through Weight Watchers. She and her family live in Helena. We stopped at the Cherokee Campground on the way to her house and took a look around. No way is that going to work for us. The place is run down, to say the least, but the worst part is the sites are not even close to level.
We went on to Carol's house and visited with her and her family for awhile. We had one more campground to check out on the way home, and thank goodness that one will be fine. Most of the bad weather in the area managed to go around us, and we only had a few minutes of rain before we got out of the city.
We're looking forward to our time there!


Speedy said...

Sherri and I thought about you both when they started showing the bad weather going across that part of the country. We are so glad that it missed you.

Joe and Sherri

Mike and Pat McFall said...

Hi Jim & Ellie,

Now, you're in my "neck of the woods". I was born about 50 miles north of Birmingham in the little town of Oneonta (try to pronounce that's an Indian name, I'm told). I had Aunts and Uncles that lived in B'ham but they are all gone now. I still have lots of cousins scattered around the area. The mountains are beautiful.

Take care and have fun!!

Hugs.......Pat and Mike

CowgirlCreations said...

Have a Happy Easter! Glad to hear your pup is doing good :-)

Allan and Jeanne said...

We met you at the RV dreams rally in Branson. We were in the Excel 5th wheel parked next to the meeting and eating room. Sorry we missed you in Birmingham. That is our home base. We have 3 daughters that live in that area. We stay at Birmingham South Campground while there. We are presently in North Carolina heading for Vermont to workamp.