Saturday, April 10, 2021
Temperature Low 61 Degrees, High 74 Degrees
The Birds – The Georgia Version
Odds and Ends
Around the Park
Through The Woods and Across the State They Will Go
Sometimes things happen that you just can’t make up. Like this morning. I’m sitting in my chair, the window to my side and all of a sudden I hear wonk. I look and nothing there. Then, I hear it again but this time I manage to look quick enough. This small, orange beaked bird is throwing himself against the window. Repeatedly. Finally, he gave up or so I though. Nope. He just moved around to the window in the passenger slide. Ultimately, after about fifteen minutes he gave up altogether and flew away. Beats me what he was trying to accomplish.
A little later in the morning I got really ambitious – translated bored – and decided to steam clean our floor. I had been threatening to do it for some time. Well, this morning the urge came over me to do it and so I did. Even before breakfast.
One more item needed attention but I waited till after breakfast for this one. The left brake light on the car was out when it was hooked up to the tow bar. Which was funny since everything had been working perfectly so far. OK, lets see what is what. I removed the light and discovered a loose wire. I’m hoping that this is all that it is. Time will tell, like next Tuesday.
Time for a bike ride around this really huge park. I mean it only has one small loop and a total of about fourteen sites.
I first wandered down to the ICW to hopefully see some action. I would have expected to see some good size boats making the journey since an outside passage in the Atlantic can be rough. This was about it, one lone boat. I don’t understand it. Either no one is traveling by boat or it is to early in the season.
About the only action I caught was this guy dunking his boat.
Then I discovered this fishing tournament for middle high school men and woman. The tournament is named after a four year old boy who was killed in 2019. He ran out of the house to play, his parents said, and unfortunately a family member did not see him and hit him with their truck. The family, however, decided in time to take a devastating loss and turn it into a positive by encouraging young adults to take part in the sport of fishing and explore college opportunities.
The participants left at 6 am but by 3 pm they were back with their catch. Here is one lucky young lady who caught a prize winning fish.
One more thing. Off and on I would see a person, or a group of people come out of the woods in front of our site, head off down the road, and disappear into the woods again. Now this was interesting and needed some investigation. What I discovered was that they were on The Palmetto Trail. The tail is a 500 mile trail across South Carolina that runs besides lakes, across mountain ridges, through towns big and small and across swamps. It connects state and county parks, national forests, nature preserves, wildlife management areas, historic battlefields, and native American paths. The entire trail is open to hiking and backpacking. Some sections are available for mountain biking, horseback riding and camping.
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. It was an easy day for both of us. We decided to just relax and take it easy. There were several places we wanted to visit in this immediate area but we discovered that they are still closed due to COVID 19. So scratch any more sightseeing before we leave. We definitely want to come back to this area and revisit Charleston since there is so much, much more we would like to see. However, this trip is all about visiting family and friends up north so another day another time we’ll be back when time permits us to linger longer.
Thanks for taking the time to read our blog. We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.
These are the voyages of Elvira and her two intrepid travelers. Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.
See you on down the road!