Today was a short day for driving. It was about 120 miles from Holt florida to Mobile Alabama. I wasn't originally planning on stopping in Mobile, but I started thinking about the history of the City, and decided to spend the night. Tomorrow I am off to New Orleans area.
The last 2 days were spent at Rivers Edge campground in Holt Florida. Nice campground with all the amenities, and right next to the Yellow River. The picture above is of the river with the native Bald Cypress growing in the water. They look haunting, yet beautiful at the same time with the Spanish moss dangling from their limbs. It was nice to have a day off yesterday with no driving, and a bit of time to meet some new friends at the campground.
Things are finally starting to get into a bit of a pattern. It takes a while to figure out where to pack things up each day, and what is the most efficient way to do things. It's also learning what not to do, as well as what to do. I'm learning to feel more and more comfortable driving the coach. Even though it went through an extensive overhaul, it still is a 40 year old vehicle. Right now It's running like a top, and I'm thankful for that. I like to tell people that it just seems to settle down at 60 on the freeway, but I think it is more that I like that speed. It truly is nice to travel a bit slower and enjoy the road and the ever changing landscapes.
Below are some pictures of the Yellow river in Holt Fla. I took over the last two days. I particularly like the abstract photos, which are reverse images of the silhouette from the trees against the water. Click on each picture for a larger photo.
Cities along the Gulf Coast are setting new records for temperatures. It is 81 degrees in Mobile today, and the air conditioning is on in the Coach. I know it is going to get cooler as I travel westward, and still need to buy warm clothes. At the moment though I wonder if Winter is ever going to come!
Today upon entering Mobile, I was very briefly on MLK Blvd, as I was making a transition across the City to the RV Park. I was only on it for about a minute, however was surprised the impact it made on me. I, as most of you, have been on many many MLK Blvds, however somehow being on MLK in Mobile was different. I hope to get downtown tonight for a bit to enjoy the City.