I better get this post up today since it looks like we'll be moving tomorrow!
The truck is supposed to be ready somewhere this evening, so hopefully we'll be able pick it up tomorrow morning, return the rental, pack everything up and head out.
If the truck for some reason is still having problems, we have to move anyway, since this campground is completely sold out for the (4th of July) weekend.
So hopefully it will be at least possible to drive it to another campground here in Columbus.
But let's keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best!
As you can see in the picture above, we already had to move to another spot last week, since you can only stay for a maximum of 2 weeks here, after which you either have to move out or, if it's not busy, they might allow you to pick another spot for a week at a time.
The only spot available turned out to be a beautiful one, right on the river, with a great view of boats and what-not coming by, even from our back windows.
I say 'river' but it actually is called the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway which is a 234-mile system of canals, locks, and dams that connect the Tennessee and Tombigbee river.
Before it was build, the only river from the Ohio Valley to the Gulf was the Mississippi. With it's completion it now serves as a shorter alternative.
It's not as busy as some rivers, but it is fun to watch the large barges come by.
Of course we had to check out the local golf course while we were here, so we've played a couple of rounds at Green Oaks.
Twilight rate (after 4 pm) is a flat $20, including a cart, and for as many holes as you can play before sunset. Sounds good to us!
The fertile soil of this area proved ideal for growing cotton, and thanks to it's location on the river the city became a major center for the cotton trade.
One of the most colorful Victorian houses is the Tennessee Williams Home which was the first home of Pulitzer Price-winning playwright Tennessee Williams.
The author made history with well-known plays such as "A streetcar named Desire", "Cat on a hot tin roof" and "The glass Menagerie"
After cruising the town for a while we took a short stroll along the 'Riverwalk', a nice shady pathway in a park-like setting, along the meandering river ...
Talking about walks: I love my daily morning hikes to the slough. There's always something of interest that catches my eye.
Like these dragonflies:
And this pair of Black-bellied Whistling ducks. They're a little 'off course' to end up around here, but I guess that happens, even to ducks ...
Every know and than I see this Anhinga (on the left) or a Little Blue Heron (on the right):
A great Blue Heron and a Great Egret, each on his own little island ...
I've cleaned all the caulking and James re-caulked some of the old ones that had cracked and were failing.
He also re-painted the underside of the slides. Previously (7 years ago) he had done the same thing, but some of the paint was coming off. This time we decided to paint them black, because it shows less dirt.
We also made time for some R & R. Like knitting socks when it's 86F in the shade?!
So, hopefully we'll leave tomorrow and hopefully we'll end up in Coldwell, just south of Memphis.
The plan is to take one day to visit the city, after which we'll continue to Makanda in Illinois where we'll be staying for a couple of days.
I hope I'll have time to post somewhere next week otherwise it will be a while, probably until we'll arrive in Wisconsin.
OK, the end ..