Date: June 30, 2023
The OFM hit the road early this morning to deliver birthday presents for Piper his grand daughter to have for the birthday gathering in Brookwood Al.
That is where the other grand parents live and most gatherings for all the family parts happen. When we got the presents delivered to Piper and put away we found out that her other grandpa, called POPPY, was having some medical trouble and the gathering was on temporary hold. So all the big plans will liely have a few modifications. But that is a big fun crowd of party folks something will be worked out quickly. So we left the presents and headed home to the Castle.
As we neared the campground we got to see the usual big event temporary changes being installed. That signifies a lot of folks around here for a few days. We plan to keep a low profile at least until July 5.
Here is a few pics of the new temp fencing for vehicle control. Coming into the area here is the barrels lined up to significantly SLOW DOWN AND OBEY THE SIGNS AHEAD. Occasionally someone will do just that.
Then we get to the entrance to the public use part of the complex. The barrels turn into free standing fencing.
At this point only campground traffic goes straight ahead. All the rest of the traffic turns right to the big park area and the big parking lots and the holiday excitement. They are expecting several thousand folks each day of the big party days. In the past it has seemed that every policeman from Alabama that wanted some overtime was was here “assisting helping the folks” figure out where to go. Basically it quickly becomes a rowdy pile of folks. Usually in the campground the folks with a site host all their relatives at their site for loud fun and noise they call music. But the general public is normally kept out of the campground and in the events areas. But it does get rowdy at times.
It was Texas hot outside most of the day so the OFM did not get much outside exercise done but he got a lot of cool inside time trying to learn how to do watercolor pencil art. He is still a plain old flop at it but this coming weekend looks like a good one to practice inside for a few days as the best way of trying to have tooooo much fun.