Sunday was Travel Day. We left our home in St. Charles and traveled to Wallace Creek Corps of Engineers campground in Pope, Mississippi. We’ve been here before, but that’s another story. Or two.
The trip was 374 miles and took us 7 hours, and okay, 7 minutes. Probably because we stopped at four of the fives Loves between home and Wallace Creek. What can I say? We do love Loves. 🙂
While we travel, we pass the time by doing crossword puzzles. Now, Dan, our driver, does not look at the book. He listens to the descriptions and answers that way. For example, here’s how one clue played out:
- Me – Okay, it’s four letters and ends in “Y.” The clue is “Greasy.”
- Dan – How about “airy?”
- Me – Thinking “What’s the matter with him?”, but saying, “How can airy be greasy?”
- Dan – What are you talkin’ about? Airy? Breezy?
- Me – Not breezy, GREASY!
So, you get the idea how this can play out. Neither of us have easy jobs in this game! But I must say, this does make the time go by really fast.
Once we arrived at Wallace Creek, we set up and had time to take a walk. Now, we have a tradition. Our meal on travel days is warmed up spaghetti that Dan made the day before. On this day, we split a salad that we had bought at Loves and added one of the “Special Buys” Aldi’s pretzel breadsticks. Oh so good! Take me to this restaurant anytime!
Tomorrow we have a drive of about 350 miles to our destination where we will stay for two weeks. The only thing I will tell you about that is I have a Barry Manilow song playing in my head, and I am just itching to sing out that title! But – – – I don’t want to jinx it.
So, until then, I’ll just say my prayers in Pope and hope that we will make it.