Adventure Location: Decatur, Alabama
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The shortened morning walk was a big success. We got three nice pictures and the OFM finished with very minor muscle soreness and no joint pain. according to Google the new route is 3.1 miles.
This next pretty purple pod makes a beautiful star flower when it opens. The OFM brain took most of the day to recall what the flower looks like when blooming. The pod itself seems to glow in the sunlight.
Near the end of the walk the OFM finally paid attention to some of the leaves growing around the trail. It seems some insects are finding this variety of leaves delicious. Those insects seem to have favorite portions of the leaf. It must be the juicy choice portion of the leaf.
And a big surprise awaited us near the end of the main trail. The berries are working on being ready to eat soon. We will be keeping an eye on them.
And lastly the OFM has decided that we will be making Point Mallard Campground our travel base. As many of us travelers have found, the campgrounds in the country, both fee and free, have gotten a lot more crowded in the last two years. It is from here we will make trips during decent weather to other parts of the country. We will keep a paid site reserved for us but allow the campground to rent it our during our traveling absence to save the Teams some pretty good money. We are hoping that this works out well. It will give us a much better opportunity to be near the OFM’s family more often and that is a good place for trying to have tooooo much fun.