Sunday, March 15, 2015

Travel Day 5 - Anniston, AL to Toomsuba, MS

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay last night at the Camping World/Good Sam RV Park in Anniston, AL.  I would recommend it if you’re passing that way and need a landing spot.  Just know that there is no sign on the road for the entrance.  You just need to spot the blue roof of Camping World just past it and be on the lookout for the campground.  We rolled out this morning at our leisurely 11 AM, headed for the KOA in Toomsuba, MS.

We stopped at a Flying J just a bit down the road, our only fuel stop for the day.  The Flying J’s are spaced nicely and our distances are short, so we are able to fuel up once a day; this is working out to be in the mornings, and that’s great.

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The requisite rest stop photo, this one in Alabama

We really could not have asked for nicer weather this travel day.  We had mostly cloudy skies into the afternoon, then Mr. Sun appeared for a bit.  We took the I-459 loop around Birmingham, which worked out well.  I will say that I-20 after Tuscaloosa was not the greatest, being rough and needing patches repaired.  Ugh.  Well, at least nothing jumped out of our cabinets and nothing jarred loose on the rig. 

We arrived here – the Meridian East/Toomsuba KOA – around 3 PM, putting 205.4 miles on the odometer today. 

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Our site at the Meridian East/Toomsuba KOA

 We have had two walks around the campground.  Some folks might like this sort of place, but it really does nothing for yours truly.  Too many trees for my liking with hills/drop-offs in the campground.  Our site is pretty darn close in between two others.  We are level and it’s okay for an overnight.  We are hooked up to power only, still running off our fresh tank.  Dave refilled that tank and dumped one of our gray tanks this morning before we departed Anniston.

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We are in the middle

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It actually has a state park feel to it

I am pretty tired tonight and I think Dave could probably fall into bed now, too, but we’ll stay up a while; it’s just a bit early to pack it in for the night.  I did toss together a bit of pasta for dinner; I keep some things like that in the fridge when we travel for nights just like this one.  I tell ya,  I sure am glad we’re doing short hops this time.  I can’t imagine doing 250+ miles and then getting up to do it all again the next day. 

Tomorrow we are headed to Vicksburg, where we plan to stay three nights.  We’ll get to unhitch and prowl around a bit.  We had originally slotted four nights there, but lost one of those in the rain delay back in Georgia.  We’ll need some provisions, I need to do laundry and Dave deserves some bike time.  The park is part of the Ameristar Casino and there is a shuttle from the park to the casino.  Would you believe I’ve never been in one?  Oh heck.  I might have to take some quarters over and play some slots just to say I’ve done it. 

Or not.

At any rate,  I am looking forward to a concrete site pad and being back in a bit of civilization.  So far on this trip, the parks we have visited have been a ways out of town.  Tonight’s is 11 miles from conveniences. 

Well, that’s it for tonight.  Need to get this posted!

“I have noticed in my life that all  men have a liking for some special animal, tree, plant, or spot of earth.  If men  would pay more attention for these preferences and seek what is best to do in order to make themselves worthy of that toward which they are so attracted, they might have dreams which would purify their lives.  Let a man decide upon his favorite animal and make a study of it, learning its innocent ways.  Let him learn to understand its sounds and motions.  The animals want to communicate with man, but Wakan Tanka does not intend they shall do so directly – man must do the greater part in securing an understanding.”

- Brave Buffalo, Teton Sioux, late 19th century

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1 comment:

  1. Play the quarter slots right as you come in the door. They're usually the first to pay off because people give up on them too soon. Not only that today is Tuesday which is a slow day at a casino. They rig the machines to hit more often so you'll stay and play awhile. Don't. As soon as the machine hits, get off of it because it'll be a lot of quarters before it hits again. Good luck to you! You'll probably do well since this is your very first visit!


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