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Point Mallard, Decatur, Alabama

5/15/18

ERRRRRK

Adventure Location: Decatur, Alabama
Adventure Date: May 15, 2018
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We recently noticed a set of tire tracks at the entrance to the campground. The straight road from the stop sign a couple of blocks away seems to entice high speed foolishness. That is not good since the road has a fairly sharp right turn to go into the campground. There is no left or straight ahead available. Left or straight finds the upper end of the deep drainage creek heading for the Tennessee River.

This is the skid marks on the bike path next to the road.



In this case the skid marks head right on out across the ditch and into the trees. You can see them very well in this next photo.




It appears that this person was lucky enough to get stopped a few inches before encountering that nice tree between the tire ruts.

A couple of years ago a drunk made it off the road between two trees that mutilated his vehicle sides and partially hit a tree on the left front of his vehicle before taking a nose dive into a deep gully. He lived but he must have used up an enormous amount of his luck from the looks of the mess he left behind.

A message to any RVers headed into the Tennessee Valley during the summer. It seems that all the campgrounds we hear about are booked solid until well after the Fourth of July. Point Mallard is definitely booked solid for that time period.

The good news is that we are, at 2000 tonight as this is being written, getting a good soaking rain that the area needs. The crops are planted and starting to grow well so this should help bring in a bumper crop this year.

Feasting on fresh local grown food is another good way of trying to have tooooo much fun.

3 comments:

  1. The tire wrks sure tell a story, looks like that driver got lucky missing the tree.
    Enjoy the fresh local food.

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  2. There is nothing nicer than fresh locally grown produce whether fruit or vegetable. Glad you are getting the rains needed to make the crops grow. Keep having fun.

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  3. Bumper crop of?????Skeeters?.....Sorry I hope not for your sake...
    Upriverdavid

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