Thursday 1st October 2015
We stopped in Louisville Kentucky for a week at Deans brothers house. Thank you Melvin and Martina for having a lovely long flat driveway to park our camper. They even supplied electricity. And the price was right, my most favorite word, FREE.
We enjoyed walking across this very nice pedestrian (used to be railroad) bridge into Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The Ohio River has a lot of water traffic. We watched the Belle of Louisville pass under the bridge as well as a huge coal shipment being pushed upriver.
There are many restored old buildings about. This one named “La Rose” kind of reminds me of me. Getting on in years but still putting on a good front.
We got to visit with our niece Renee and all of her family. Renee gave me a selfie stick and I wish I had one sooner. Those suckers can really get a long shot in. Thanks Renee.
On to Tennessee and more fun visiting family. Dean has great siblings and they have wonderful children. Got to use that selfie stick again.
On to Brunswick, Georgia. This is the 6th busiest port in the country for car import/export. The ship in the back ground is a massive car carrier. We saw different ships every day.
Our favorite time was a day trip yesterday to Jekyll Island. The complete island is a State Park but with hotels, shops, houses etc. The best part was a dedicated bike path around the whole island. Even though it got up to 88 with a humidity factor of 94% we managed to bike over 18 miles enjoying all the scenery.
The island used to be a private club for the very wealthy. This was a small cottage (Crane House) owned by plumbing family. Everyone needs a toilet.
The wildlife was abundant.
I had to stop quite a bit. I kept telling Dean I was thirsty, but it was really my aching bum. Spanish moss hangs from every available crevice on the live oak trees. I am sitting on a limb of a 150 year old tree.
Part of the trail traversed though a large marsh. We saw lots of birds including some pink spoonbill flamingos. So pretty but they would not cooperate and come close enough for a good picture.
We know we are in the deep south when a sign like this is pinned to the pool gate.
Of course with campers like this you can believe we would not be getting too close to the pool. We love our life. We get to see the posh campers, dumpsters and everything in between and the best part is almost everyone is friendly.
On to Florida. Hurricanes please stay away!!!!