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Our journey continues bringing us to a favorite place…

Our second night at Fairview Riverside State Park….

The rains came in the night. All of a sudden the silence of the night interrupted with squalls of rain hitting the roof of the RV. Silence, pounding rain, silence, pounding rain, all night long. Common, these seasonal rains in the south, some violent with their arrival.
We woke to flooded roads,  the river overflowing its bank. We have been at Fairview before and experienced the same seasonal rains and flooding roads.
This road leads to a second campground closer to the river. We walk this road all the time.
This road leads to a second campground closer to the river. We walk this road all the time.
Not long after the rain stopped, the water receded leaving debris behind,  rain drops dripped from tree leaves, and the grass remained marsh like, which deterred us from walking on it.
We were at Fairview for three nights and the sun never fully showed itself, always hiding behind gray clouds.
We still enjoyed our stay, visited with friends, ate seafood, had coffee and beignets, and shopped at our favorite grocery store for Louisiana foods to take with us.

 

Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans cafe known for cafe au laits, chicory coffee and beignets since 1862.
Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans cafe known for cafe au laits, chicory coffee and beignets since 1862.

Our journey continues bringing us to a favorite place…

A place that brings smiles, makes my heart sing with happiness, and one where loved ones are waiting to embrace us in hugs. A peaceful place with lots of birds, beautiful trees and scrubs, acres of green fields, ponds, and sounds of pounding hoofs racing to relieve their curiosity over whom has come to visit.
Our favorite camping spot
Our favorite camping spot
An early morning visitor
An early morning visitor
There is also sadness with this visit, two hearts no longer with us. Remember Annie, the border collie and Socks the barn cat, sadly not here. I know they are here in spirit walking with us, side by side through these green fields, just as they always did.
Annie. Sweet girl we miss you.
Annie. Sweet girl we miss you so much.
Socks
Socks. Pretty eyes we miss you. I miss seeing you follow my brother around like a dog.

 

Dining Room window view
Our view out the dining room window of the coach
Our visit is short, but memories are being created that will last forever. We will return in March with plans to stay longer.
Front pond
Canada Geese enjoying the front pond
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An old barn sits out in the country
My brother thinks this barn is over 100 years old. Coming to visit grandparents when I was little, from home in New Orleans, I remember seeing this barn. A left turn at the intersection where the old barn sits leads to Granddaddy’s farm. The roof has recently been repaired.
Knowing there are fun times ahead, we still leave our favorite spot with heavy hearts. With one last embrace that has to last until we return, our journey continues. On Tuesday we head east.

 

~Around this time last year~

We are currently in rainy and cold southern Mississippi and while sitting here inside the coach, wishing for sun and warmer temperatures, I looked back to see what photos I had taken around this time last year. We were already in Hobe Sound, Florida. Here are a few:

Saling
Sailing
Fishing (photo was stylized)
Fishing
(photo was stylized)
Kite Surfing
Kite Surfing
Daydreaming or Fishing (photo stylized)
Daydreaming
(photo stylized)
Waiting to be taken on the Loxahatchee River tour!
We were waiting to be taken on a Loxahatchee River tour!
Trailing Fishing Lines
Trailing Fishing Lines
Little Yellow Flowers
Little Yellow Flowers
Coral Cove
Coral Cove
(a favorite place)

The Pack and I have been enjoying ourselves visiting with family here in Mississippi; however the weather hasn’t been good. We haven’t been able to be outside much and it certainly isn’t good photo taking weather! Hopefully, before we leave on our way to southern Florida, we will have at least a few good weather days. I need to take a few cow, horse and yard dog photos! We have enjoyed wonderful conversations, great southern food and a few big city shopping excursions,

Wishing for sun!