Tuesday, March 25, 2014

THREE STATE DAY

Tuesday, March 25 – With it getting light by 7:00 a.m., we were able to get an early start this morning. We pulled out of Hammond, LA, at 7:15 a.m. and were on our way east on I-12. At Slidell, LA,  we picked up I-59 and began our trek northward.

Mississippi sign 

We put in another long day, driving six hours to reach Tuscaloosa, AL.

Alabama sign

Spring is beginning to show it colors.
blooming trees

We pulled into the Tuscaloosa Elks Lodge and pulled around back to find seven campsites with 50 amp electric and water. The girl we talked to about the campground forgot to tell us that the Lodge is not open on Tuesdays, so we picked a site and began setting up. We found the electric was off in our original spot. Luckily, we hadn't set much up yet.

Paul got out his tester and luckily found ONE SITE (Site #4) had the electric activated. We moved over and with a little fussing was able to get pretty level without unhooking the truck. They must still be in “winter mode” here at the Tuscaloosa Elks. The water is turned OFF. Fortunately, we have some water in our holding tanks.

Tuscaloosa Elks

Tuscaloosa Elks 

The campground is up on top of the hill from the Lodge.
Tuscaloosa Elks

We planned on doing a little sightseeing in Tuscaloosa (home of the University of Alabama) but called it off. We're tired, it's windy, and getting cold. Instead, we chose to take Bella for a short walk and relax at home. We'll check Tuscaloosa out the next time we pass this way.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

13 comments:

  1. You guys are definitely on the move. Gotta get back and get that wedding stuff going.

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  2. Hauling it aren't you. It's snowing today in Missouri, probably headed toward you. Careful please.

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  3. We were hoping you would delay a day or two and we know you have a wedding to plan but maybe you should rethink your travels. This is not the same as being Southbound.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  4. wow. . .you guys are making tracks! Travel safe. . .

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  5. You are certainly moving along. When we were at the Kerrville Elks the manager stopped by on Sunday and asked if we would turn off their water system that night. A big freeze was expected. We were more than happy to do that because it gave us a chance to fill up first. Sorry to hear you're heading north where it's C O L D!

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  6. Please be careful as you continue your journey. Make sure you don't get too tired with these long days:)

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  7. You are sure making good time but still a bit cold back home, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Travel safe and keep warm.

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  8. We've had a few occasions when the electric has not worked at a site ... we try to remember to check before setting up;but don't always succeed ;-))

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  9. We've stayed at the Tuscaloosa Lodge and really enjoyed it. It is so frustrating to think you are settling in after a long day then have to deal with electric issues (been there done that)! Also, have you stayed at the Slidell Lodge? One of our favorites.
    Safe travels my friends.

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  10. Travel safely. Still a bit cold up that Ohio way, isn't it??

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  11. I think you have PDD! But there is a cure.....home.

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