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Monday, March 5, 2012

venturing out

Saturday was windy and cold but at least there was no threat of severe weather. We decided to all pile into the Dakota and do some exploring since it was going to be too cool for motorcycles.
I drove us all back to Hackleburg where we saw the devastation of the April 2011 tornadoes. Being in emergency services most of my life I have responded to damage caused by storms but nothing compared to this. There were very few trees left standing and most of the homes and buildings stood little chance. How terrifying this storm must have been :-o.
We stopped for lunch at a little out of the way place and enjoyed some "local flavor". The food was very good and reasonably priced.
On the way back to the 5th wheel we checked out a couple of motorcycle shops and did some "window shopping". I tried to talk Rob into buying a Harley Screamin' Eagle but the $36,000 price tag kept getting in the way :-).
We relaxed at the 5er Saturday evening with the girls making home made pizza and we all enjoyed some TV.
Sunday morning we decided to bundle up and take a motorcycle ride. We rode into Mississippi and hopped onto the Natchez Trace Parkway, This is a motorcycle road if there ever was one! Slow sweeping curves, rolling hills very little traffic and no stop signs!
We made a stop for a picnic lunch overlooking the Tennessee River. Here is Rob and Jany bundled up for the cool ride!
We also stopped at Tishomingo State Park and checked out the campground which is not big rig friendly although there were a couple of spots we could probably squeeze into. They do have a suspension bridge that we walked across. I'm not big on heights and coupled with the swinging of the bridge ...... well lets just say I was not a happy camper out on the bridge! :-)
We rode for a couple of hours and then headed back to the 5ers where Jany had a crock pot full of chili ready for us! Yummy good, especially on a cold day!
We ended the evening playing a couple of games of "Spinners" a domino type game. I ended up winning both games so luck was on my side but no $$ changed hands :-(
Our plans for Monday are written in Jello, still looks to be a little on the cool side so may do some more exploring in the Dakota. I'll keep you posted.

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