Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Family fun in Decatur, Alabama
Next stop on our journey was Decatur, Al, where Anneke’s Aunt and Uncle reside. Another of the advantages to travel in an RV is the ability to spend some extended time with family without putting a strain on those visited. We camped in a metro park with very good facilities and also only minutes away from family. This park also had a bike trail along the river, which provided good exercise and a chance to see some local wildlife.
We enjoyed a very pleasant reunion, with great meals and a chance to catch up on what is going on. This visit also afforded us the chance to spend some time with Anneke’s cousin and her family as well.
I also took the opportunity to help with a few chores like splitting some fire wood. It was my first time using a log splitter and I am glad to say that I still have all of my fingers. The power of that machine was very impressive. We also visited an RV store to search for a part for their camper. Anneke’s Aunt and Uncle are also a bit of inspiration for us, as they spent six years on he road in an RV seeing their adopted country and loved every minute of the adventure.
We concluded our visit with a BBQ dinner at the motorhome with the obligatory campfire, despite the fact that the temperature was in the mid 80’s. A good time was had by all.