“Camping” Day

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Monday was a very rainy, stormy day. It was a stay at home, and sleep late kind of day. Good sleeping weather. There were two small tornadoes in Blount County that caused at least one injury and a good bit of damages. Max, of course, watched the storms carefully and one of the storms that became a tornado in Blount came close but just to the north of us. We were able to do our walking during breaks in the storms, but we didn’t venture out on the trails due to the mud and not getting too far from Fred.

Finally saw a tug and coal barges on Tuesday
Finally saw a tug and coal barges on Tuesday

Tuesday started with more rain which lasted longer than we expected. Finally, by the afternoon things finally started looking better and we were able to get outside again. We were able to sit out by the water and enjoy the sights and sounds; lots of birds, and squirrels. We have seen just a few deer this time. Last fall we saw were herds. We went toward town to the Publix to pick up a few BOGOs and mail a letter that needed to go out. Really nice to have a small, clean, up to date campground, where you really feel like you are way out in the woods but is really only about 15 minutes from a great grocery store.

Grilling chicken and veggiesToday we woke up to some fog on the water but it burned off quickly and then it was a beautiful almost summertime day. Our high was 88 with a light breeze. We were able to get lots of hiking/walking and it just felt so good to relax and enjoy the beauty. We found some beautiful native azaleas in full bloom right along the waterfront. In the afternoon we got the grill back out and grilled some chicken and veggies. We had some mac and cheese with it and finished it off with ice cream sundaes. We sat outside on the deck and read, watched the traffic on the river and visited with others in the campground. Anne did some NOMADS work part of the day but other than that we just relaxed. It was a real “camping” kind of day. Wonderful! We have met some really nice people here and everyday we have gotten to tell people the NOMADS story. Who knows? We might get some new members.

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