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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Traveling the Natchez Trace Parkway

When we left Texas, we stopped to visit Glenda's mother in south Louisiana. The dogs really enjoyed running around in her back yard and loved the soft green grass.

Then, we headed northward and when we got to Jackson, MS, we started along the Natchez Trace Parkway. This is a National Park and is a beautiful drive and I recommend it to everyone.

We stopped one night at a campground along the Pearl River and that evening, the frog chorus was unbelievably loud. I also got a photo of the water hyacinth's that were blooming.

Another day, we stopped at one of the visitor's center near Tupelo, MS was had a real treat hearing the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association in Concert. 19 Dulcimers all playing together; what a wonderful sensory treat!

We are now at TT Natchez Trace for a few days. We drove to Holenwald, TN to get our mail and visit the local Wal-Mart. It is a neat little town that has some interesting inhabitants.

This is the home of a 2700 acre elephant sanctuary. (for retired circus and zoo elephants, and old or sick ones)

It's not open to the public, but they do have a webcam:

Monday, we are heading to Louisville for a couple of nights and a visit with Glenda's aunt.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

April & May 2008

When we left Las Vegas, we spent a week at SKP North Ranch near Congress, AZ because it was BEAD WEEK 2008!! Glenda beaded her heart out for 5 days and met lots of wonderful beaders from SKP North Ranch and SKP Benson.

The cactus were starting to bloom and were beautiful.

This was a really old saguaro cactus. Click on the photos to enlarge.

This cactus had one bloom and a million buds!

This is a Easter Cactus. The bloom was about 10" across.

This was taken at a rest area somewhere on our trip from Arizona to Texas.

Arriving in Texas, we stopped at TT Medina Lake for a few days. The wildlife is abundant, with deer. ducks, geese and rabbits.

When we arrived in Midway, TX there were lots of flowers blooming. The rose bush bloomed on Fannie's birthday.

We also got a newer Jeep to tow with us.

We spent Mothers Day in Dallas and had a great day with the grandkids.

We have spent a few weeks doing maintenance on the motorhome and getting the new jeep ready to tow. We had dr's visits and got new glasses.

It's getting hot, so we are leaving Farris Ranch and heading northward next week.

The house is on the left and the motorhome is on the far right behind the jeeps. The daylillies are starting to bloom and are beautiful.