A Happier Camper


While I’ve been in New Orleans I arranged for Happy Campers to create some new seat covers. The old ones were original with the RV, 1999. You can imagine. Well, it’s better not to imagine how bad they were.

These new ones are awesome. She even got the stripes lined up. I highly recommend this business. I am happier camper now.

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Full moon in Virgo part 1



I’m camping at Magnolia Branch Wildlife Preserve with Belle and Elliot.

Today’s adventures:

We went to the Wind Creek Casino Grill for breakfast. I had a cheese, spinach, and bacon omelette, a biscuit, strawberry jam, unsweetened tea, and hash browns. It was tasty.

Afterwards we toured the impressive casino facilities: two gift shop, huge pool, gambling floors, hotel, buffet, spa, a couple of bars, game room, cooking classes, bowling alley, movie theaters, coffee shop, liquor store, amphitheater, and the Grill. We boogied to the music 🎶 from the rocking rock.

Back at World HQ we hiked to the creek and went wading. We hiked to the burn pile and picked up giant pine cones. Later we hiked down the road, saw some geese, and played kick the pine cone.

We hiked a couple of miles total. Pretty good considering one of us was only one year old.

We trekked to David’s Catfish House for supper. I had two catfish filets, coleslaw, hush puppies, and turnip greens. I liked it all but the greens. The prices were reasonable and they had an intriguing decor that included a phone booth in case one needed to transform into a super hero.

On the way back to World HQ we made a short trip to Florida.

I’m looking forward to what tomorrow brings.

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Further Down the Road


I rolled Further down the road today. I left New Orleans and Jude Travel Park, went by the U-Haul for some propane and some tight space driving practice (a scary proposition when I’m almost 9’ wide and 44’ long). I flirted with the nice lady. I did some really fancy weaving between the buildings, trucks, and trailers. Everyone that worked there was ready to hop on board the bus. It’s was a rocking and rolling good time at the U-Haul. I paid $53 for the propane and I was history.

I went by the abandoned Six Flags next to I-510. I would like to spend a day there.

From Mobile Alabama I traveled the Hero’s Highway (because it was hero time) and arrived around two pm at Magnolia Branch. I sure did miss my hero partner.

I passed some fire trucks and the burned out husk of someone’s motor home. I hope they escaped.

Robinsonville Baptist Church

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A Good Day On Earth


Wednesday as I sauntered through the French Quarter, the Universe manifested a fellow traveler. She was raising money to purchase a rocket ship. 🚀

Such noble endeavor.

We spoke of many things and lastly about my space and time machine and my travels through the universe.

I took her picture, contributed to the cause, and sauntered on.

It is a good day on planet earth.

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Myku 42


This describes part of my current frame of mind.

Propane, wind, and rain
Running all around my brain
Two sleeps ‘til rolling

©️JR Cline 2.27.18

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Happy in the month of thanksgiving.

1.  MBWR

Magnolia Branch Wildlife Refuge is a hidden gem in Central Alabama. We have have a large campsite. The (boathouse)* bathhouse is adequate. There are great bike riding spaces, a nice lake, a river, and we have cell service. It’s a bit remote which is great.

2.  A travel companion

I’ve enjoyed having a traveling companion for the last few weeks. It always seems like more fun sharing the adventure.

3.  New Front Curtains

Share your joy. Tell us something that made you happy this week.

*Things in parenthesis are messages from the muse, Autocorrect. #Maya

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Fisheye Black and White 


I like the fisheye lens from Olloclip.  

These pictures were taken by me at the Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum with the Hipstamatic app, and the Olloclip fisheye lens on an iPhone 6.  

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DeSoto Caverns 5


A few more from inside the cavern.

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DeSoto Caverns 4

For the Birds


A few more pictures from our trip to the Audubon Aquarium.

The macaws are in the tropical rain forest area on the top floor.  The parakeets are in a big aviary on a lower floor.  The parakeets are friendly if you purchase a little food for a bribe.

I enjoy watching the penguins.

We had a great time at the aquarium. Tweet! Tweet!

Back Story

Christy, Jesse, and I took the Amtrak Crescent from the train depot in Anniston AL to New Orleans for a week of adventure and photography. This train station is a classical revival depot and is listed in the National Registry of Historical Places. Jesse loves to ride the train. Heck, we all love to ride the train. We left August 8, 2013 and returned August 14th. Unfortunately Jeremy couldn’t go this time. He had to work. Christy’s father was kind enough to drive us to the train station and pick us up so we wouldn’t have to leave a vehicle parked there for a week. We stayed at our usual place, the historic 905 Royal Hotel in the French Quarter. The 905 Royal was built in the late 1890’s.

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MNOR Summary and progress report

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There were a lot of firsts from the MNOR road trip.

Driving a Chevy Spark
Being with the Graham family for a Christmas meal
Casey Jones Museum and Village
Visiting a freeway rest area by a lovely river that could be a vacation destination
Christmas Eve in a hotel
Christmas morning in a hotel
Christmas breakfast in a hotel restaurant.   Expensive but good.
Dim Sum Christmas meal with Starr, Matthew, and Seren.  It reminded me of A Christmas Story.  I had jellyfish there.  It was chewy but tasty.

I did pick up a few bits of information related to the 500 Days Evil Plan.    I spent some time talking with a couple who lived full time in a motorhome.  I asked them what I needed to watch for when shopping for a used motorhome.  Much to my surprise they said to make sure all the lights worked.    They said finding and fixing an electical problem in a motorhome was very difficult because of how much wiring there was.  I think they meant to make sure everything electrical worked.   I asked what brand motorhome was most dependable and they said: Holiday Rambler, Winnebago, and Tifton.    Very helpful information for my project.

What progress have I made.   Quite a bit actually.  I’ve gotten rid of a lot in my office at work, done some more yard work to make it easier to sell the house, and gotten rid of more things in the house.   Slowly but surely I’m getting there.

Have a wonderful week!


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