BACK ON WALK A-BOUT
07 August 2011 | Marathon, FL
Cheryl - Hot and Humid
We knew it was going to be hot but this heat wave at 90+ degrees every day with no car air conditioning and sleeping in a tent at night is not our idea of fun.
Our first camping stop was General Coffee State Park in George then Black Rock Mountain SP both in Georgia. We liked Black Rock Mountain the best. We visited Tuckaleechee Caverns while staying at Cades Cove in Tennessee. Next was Cumberland Falls State Resort Park in Kentucky, we had reservations for 2 nights but the flies were so bad that we only stayed one night. On our way here we stopped at Fort Boonesborough for a couple of hours.
The scenery was absolutely beautiful in the Great Smokey Mountains and we did see lots of wild critters including elk, wild turkeys and deer.
We stopped at our friend Craig's house for a night in Kokomo, Indiana and, as always, had a good time reminiscing about our past adventures together. Craig made us a great dinner of home made ribs and all the fixings, good job Craig!
Arrived in Minnesota on Friday and camped with my daughter Laura and her boyfriend Jay. We had a good time tubing down the Cannon River. Big party night at the campground. I guess we're getting too old, couldn't do the loud music and partying until 3 am a second night. Heard a hotel room calling our name and acted on it.
We were watching 'Emily' to see if she might turn into a hurricane and decided spur of the moment to head back to Florida just in case. We were tired of camping and couldn't afford to spend weeks in hotels so we left Minnesota on Tuesday afternoon and arrived back on Walk A-Bout on Friday afternoon.
So, our 4-6 weeks ended up being 2 weeks. 'Emily' turned out to be nothing, but we were done with camping anyway. The regret was not being able to see friends that we were really looking forward to seeing.
Heading to 'Aqua' in Key West today to play some Texas Hold Em. Back to our normal routine.