I am writing in a lovely campground overlooking a shimmering lake. It is morning and I have on a jacket and a quilted vest, but I have moved my computer, tv-tray, and chair out of Lilac to get better cell service and to enjoy the scenery. Earlier the song birds were singing, but now it is mostly crows making noise.
I can't believe I let so much time and travel pass without writing you. It just seems like my time has been filled with driving, maintenance, exploring, and visiting. But some of the gap might be due to procrastination... I don't really know.
Today I have a pause, a time to reflect and share. One of the reasons for this is I am not unhooking the camper.
There are two reasons for that. One, I am only here two nights and I need to just stay put a day to regroup and rest and write. The second reason is that where my trailer is sitting is flat, but I had to back up quite a hill to get it there.
My van is still sitting on that hill. If I unhook then I would have to re-hook. On the flat is is trickiy enough to make the one or two inch adjustments using the gas pedal. Up a hill I would hate to give it too much gas and ram into Lilac. So instead, I am playing it safe. Besides, I need to stay put and it is a good excuse.
For those of you who are just checking in, Lilac is my Weeroll trailer. It stands for Life Is Living Adventurously Camper.
To you people checking in from the far future, We are in the
middle (I guess) of the COVID-19 pandemic (this is 2020) and President Trump and
several in his circle have just tested positive... or so it has been
reported. He is a showman and has lied a lot before, so you may know better than we do.
So let's start where I left off... if you want to know where I am right now, you will have to scroll down to the end, because I am not revealing it just yet.
Historic Jubilee College State Park
Riding Rend Lake, IL
Tunnel Hill Trail
We rode on the trail in the opposite direction the next day. This time her friend Pam joined us! We wanted to ride all the way to the Nature Center at the South end of the trail.
I told my companions I was going to go see the trees and they could ride on without me. But they decided to join me. It was only a mile or so off the trail, out of our way. We went to two trails but didn't find the trees and then Jeannie saw that her battery was losing power and she better head back. They went on and I went only .2 miles further to a very mosquito infested trail where I found the trees... at least I think I did. They weren't labeled.
Traveling Toward Hattiesburg, MS
I am two nights here at the Davis Lake Campground near Tupelo, Mississippi. The sites are big and the place is very quiet. The lake is a "no-wake lake".