East Fork Park
Since this was a rolling down the road day, not a lot happened unless you count playing with tigers exciting. After prolonged goodbyes at the I-35 RV Park Café and drooling over the BBQ that Bobby was starting for Saturday’s house special, I got away about 9:15 am. The road was running good until near Dallas when we went to one lane for a while. Then on into town where the lanes got narrower but still just fine. For some reason the idiots that were driving small cars wanted to crowd a wheel into my lane that was full of large truck and trailer. This lasted about a half hour and was very tiresome.
When the rolling stock finally cleared out on to I-30 going east, I thought I was home free. WRONGGGG AGGGGAAAIIINNN!!!!!! The exit I had planned to take was closed down. A few miles on down the freeway I was able to get off and pull out my DeLorme book to route myself back to my destination. Finally after touring a million rows of corn and a few hundred new subdivisions being constructed, the campground came into sight. A welcome sight it was too.
My preferred campsite was taken but second choice was available and is very good. The sites are spread out well with electric and water. My location is very close to the showers so I should be able to have enough gray water storage to make the four nights here easily. This is the site of choice this time.
Before I got set up the phone rang, but I had to just let it ring for the moment. When I got to get the message, it was my sister telling me that her son wanted to show me some nice kitties. He volunteers at a place called Insync Exotics where they rescue mostly cats. Of course these cats can weigh over four hundred pounds each. It is amazing to watch the young man, that not long ago was not wanting to ride a skateboard for fear of hurting himself, pet full size tigers. Not me No thanks. Here is Carl taking picture of a kitty for a friend of his.
In this picture, that is Carl’s hand as he caresses the kitty. Several of the kitties seemed to be very at ease with him. It was gratifying to see that he still realizes that these are wild animals that are not afraid of him and not to be considered “tame” by any stretch of the imagination.
My fingers will stay on my side of the fence thank you.
Later this evening I got to visit with a fellow blogger Kirk of www.1tree.net/adventure for a few minutes, really a couple of hours. It was very interesting getting to visit with long term experience in full time living. I learned some important things to consider. Please visit him at the website above and tell him the old fat man sent you.
With a little luck tomorrow I will get to go to the Wal-Mart nearby and then over to my sister’s house for the huge food orgy. This should be a great way to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM.