April showers bring May Flowers… they say. If so the locals here are going to have a great May after we leave! Which is ok because we’re both kind of tuckered out after a few busy days and yesterday’s drive to Foscue Creek. Which is one of the nice things about retirement — you don’t have to be on the go every day.
The hosts here mentioned that there are 4 campgrounds here — but I didn’t get a clarification of where “here” is — I don’t find that many on the recreation.gov map so if it stops raining we might make a day’s drive to see the others in the area. I have the CD that the Corps put out a couple years ago but it doesn’t have details on the individual sites — I never knew why they bothered with that CD, it’s really not very helpful; one of those looks good but doesn’t DO anything projects that people undertake when a new tool like the PDF format come out.
It may turn out that we just cool our jets while here. We planned three days nights, three nights at our next stop, then two nights and three days of continual travel before getting back to Milwaukee — so we have learned to conserve our energy so that we actually enjoy the travel days. Our only travel day longer than 225 miles will be the last day — the final push into Milwaukee.
We have been very fortunate all the way through the winter. There have been terrible storms throughout the South this winter, including tornadoes — all of which we have missed. Sure, we have have had plenty of rain, but no bad or damaging storms. For which we are truly thankful. There are plenty of horror stories about RV’s damaged in bad weather and thus far we’ve been fortunate. Some of that is timing. We are usually pretty careful about where we are during the so-called tornado season. This is the first year that we’ll be in MS/AL in the early Spring when a lot of bad weather can happen. But, our Spring medical checkup dictates that we get North now, so there you are and Bob’s your uncle.
I have to comment on the sites here at Foscue Creek. There are both full hookups and electric/water only hookups. Most of the Corps campgrounds are pretty leisurely in terms of how much space each camper gets, but Foscue Creek is really nice exceptional in giving each camper quite a bit of space between them and their neighbors. It’s a campground I could easily find myself returning to. AND… it’s only a 5 minute drive back into town and to a grocery and Walmart Supercenter. So many of the Corps locations are 10-20 miles from the closest services. Not so here.
For what it’s worth — and a reminder for myself — site 15, which is a lovely site — is located just such that the only two trees anywhere close to the site are right in line with where the Satellite dish wants to look for a signal. So, for three days we’ll be on air tv only. Funny how that happens.