Tuesday, December 9, 2014

12/9/14 Heading to Mom's

I had my last pecan pancakes for a while and hit the road. (I don't eat at CB except when I'm staying there, and almost never eat breakfast out when not travelling. Not sure why.)  I was about 2 hrs from Mom's so it was a short driving day.

I did a little detour near Ebro as I had read of a riverfront CG that sounded interesting and I wanted to check it out for future reference.  Well, the dirt road was a little rough, and there were a lot of colorful residents along it. And signs like this never inspire confidence.

12/9/2014 10:47:25 AM

Eh, what?

12/9/2014 10:47:30 AM

This guy had it made.....had obviously been there a long time as there was a covered woodpile taller than me.

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It was a pretty spot.

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It wasn't much of a cg, there were only a few spots to park rvs.

12/9/2014 10:50:53 AM

Guess I'd check the weather before stopping here. There were a lot of beer bottles & stuff around. I'm sure in warmer weather it's a party spot and probably jammed with boat trailers. Not sure if my comfort level would allow me to camp here. Maybe the guys wandering around only looked sketchy.

12/9/2014 10:51:12 AM

A few miles from the house, I pulled into this little marina to brush my hair, change, and do a little tidying before seeing Mom. The store was out of business and the place was deserted so I parked a little close to the boat ramp. No sooner did I get out of the rig to stretch did a truck pulling a boat trailer pull in, and stop short of where I was parked. I was like, "Are you freaking kidding me???? No one around and the MOMENT I stop, here comes someone who HAS to use this ramp, and not the other one right next to it! Unreal!" I let out a big sigh and started walking over to the RV, then saw there was a car behind the truck. It just gets better. Then I took a second look at the car & my jaw dropped as I realized it was Mom! And the truck was Robert!  What are the odds on that one?? She had told me they might pull the pontoon boat out of the water today but I assumed they'd use the ramp a few blocks from their house. It turns out that one is too shallow.  It was just too funny. We left the truck there & headed to the house for lunch & to get the boat.

12/9/2014 11:46:10 AM

We had lunch and hoped the wind would die down a bit, but finally decided to give it a shot. While windy, it was a gorgeous day.

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While it's very hard to tell from this pic, this is a bald eagle.

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This was the biggest nest I've ever seen here. It's like a high rise nest condo!

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Rose "assisting"

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I'll be parked here in Mom's yard till sometime in January. Hopefully I'll do a few short trips, we'll see.

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