Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Another frosty morning. But not quite as cold as yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day and temperatures went right up and it was a warm 80 degrees by early afternoon.
Since it was such a pretty day and we have been working hard we decided to take a road trip today. First Max served us up another wonderful omelet for breakfast. We had to finish up some tax business and drop some checks by the post office. We also took some donations to the mission store. Then we took a ride up to our cabin at Yellow Creek. We haven’t been there is quite some time. We usually see some wild life on that drive and today was not an exception. Today was turkey day. We checked out everything at the cabin since the river has been in flood stage with all the rain last week. Everything was fine and we enjoyed the beauty of the place. It also made us a little sad. Anne’s dad build the cabin and he and Mama Ruby loved spending time at the creek.
After some time at the creek we headed back to Tuscaloosa by a slightly different route. We received some email by way of RVillage last week when we checked in to Tuscaloosa. It was from someone that works the gate at Deerlick Creek Corps of Engineers park and campground. We decided to go by Deerlick Creek since we haven’t been there in several years. The corp has really improved this park over the years and the campground has some really nice sites. Some will not handle a motor home the size of FRED but there were certainly enough large sites. Many have great views of the water. We are thinking about spending some time there before we go back to Baton Rouge. We will have to see if we can squeeze it in. There are some nice hiking trails and some areas to ride the bikes. For our RV friends, the sites have water and electric with dump station available on site. Since it’s a Corps park, those of us with Senior Pass get half price of 13.00/night. That’s a bargain for the nice large sites with good spacing between sites.
After returning to FRED we had a late lunch, visited with our neighbor for a while and had a nice afternoon walk. Except for some bad news discussed below, we had a good day.
We would ask for prayer for two of our NOMADS friends. Jodi who was on our Baton Rouge team and was still working in Baton Rouge had emergency surgery today on her colon. They removed about 12 inches and she will be in ICU for a couple of days. We wish her a speedy and uneventful recovery. Also please pray for Carol Kuipers on the death of her husband Marty today. Marty had back surgery yesterday and was doing well post surgery with Marty expecting to be returning to projects in 6-8 weeks. He died suddenly today. Our hearts break for Carol and the family.