Stormy weather…

LOCATION: Outside of Double Springs, Alabama in NW part of state

WEATHER: Hot and muggy. Thunderstorm in PM

CAMPGROUND: I thought I was reserving an Army Corps of Engineers campground, but it turns out that it is a National Forest Service one. It is run by a commercial company, so they didn’t discount much with the National Park Senior Pass. Nice and shady; on a lake. Full hook-ups. We have a pull-through site. Bathrooms quite nice. Way too expensive. $30, even with senior pass. 2 stars out of 5.

We had a short drive today – only 140 miles. We were mostly on good, backroads with a few miles on the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Not much traffic, as it is Sunday. Based on the overflowing parking lots at country Baptist churches, it is because all the population is inside.

We kept hoping for a picnic area for lunch, but didn’t pass anything. Finally, we saw a nice paved, shady parking area in front of a church. Since it was 1:30, church was over and we had the place to ourselves (others than those in the cemetery). 😦

We arrived at the campground in the early afternoon. Since we are only here one night, we are not unhooking. We took a walk down to the lake and dipped our toes in the water. The clouds started getting darker and we heard some thunder, so we didn’t tarry.

George watched a bit of the U.S. Open, but the TV reception is not very good. About 5:00 it really started pouring. Then, horrors! The electricity went out!!!!! No A/C!!!!!! I wanted to cry. Thank goodness, it came back in about 45 minutes.

DINNER: Appetizer – Asian cucumbers — cucumbers that we bought in yesterday’s farmer’s market sliced thin marinated in a soy/lemon/wine mix. Very refreshing. Main was a leftover chicken/pasta casserole that I had made back before we hit the road.

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