Morning Sun


Situation Report


Adventure Location:

Decatur, Alabama

Date: August 19, 2023

The good news is that we got the license plate sticker ordered from Texas so we will have a full legal rig for traveling when it is installed on the Castle in about three weeks. That leaves the two big repairs for the repair shop to do and one more for the OFM to do that is easy we think. It has been a worrisome time for us the last few weeks wondering what is next to need special care. And can the OFM do it himself like he likes to do. But after 16 years of living in the Castle and taking it to lots of great places in the outback of the USA we expected the rig to have some serious wear and tear on it. We have tried diligently to keep up the proper maintenance but at the same time use this tool for what it was purchased for, boon-docking in wild country. The finish line is in sight but still a couple of months away due to the repair shop backlog. Most of the back log over there are big motor homes for some reason. The expected completion for the Castle is by the end of September. We have until then to make up our mind on the after here route to go play.

The morning was nice and cool for the start of the 3 mile walk but we also had several small groups of walkers we do not normally see on the trail.

But they were all cheerful folks with lots of howdies available for the OFM Team. We hit the turn around point and it seemed that was the trigger for the breeze to slow down and the temp to jump up about eight degrees. So we made our way back to the Castle at a slightly slower pace. But we still made the loop in about 75 minutes.

The rest of the day was spent thinking about our future for the rest of the year and doing a bit of coloring and a bit of visiting with the friendly folks in this campground.

Tomorrow will have some grocery shopping as the big planned event for the day. But we need to get well rested for all that exciting fun at the Walmart Neighborhood Market in the morning.


  1. Whether it is on the trails or walking in Walmart, they are both good ways of having tooooo much fun.
    Stay Safe from the heat and Enjoy the surroundings.

    It's about time.

  2. We have a BAD week of high temps forecast hitting us starting today. Time to be careful.