Sunday, March 6, 2011
Every day is a new challenge! Woke this morning to heavy rain and a forecast of severe thunderstorms for afternoon and evening. The rain let up some so I headed out from Mobile with a 90 mile goal to a campsite. This is the only campsite for the next 180 miles, and did I say rain? The rain was intermittent so not bad to ride in. At 47 miles in the town of Vancleave MS there was a nice library so instead of pulling out the iPad I went in and checked the weather. The radar and forecast looked bad and severe weather was soon to arrive. After this town the next place was 40 miles. So I called the RV camp in Vancleave and he had a campsite for $30 or a cabin for $40; a cabin!; another miracle. Soon after getting into my cabin the storms hit. This looks to be the same weather system to give Vermont a foot of snow tomorrow. In a 10 by 10 cabin with a bed and bunk beds made of 2 by 4s, one light bulb, a bath house you don't want to go in, can of Chef Boyardee, can of Pringles, yogurt, a piece of pecan pie, diet coke, country music playing on the iPad Pandora, and a great call from Michele. Could be a lot worse! I passed over a bridge over a river. Someone was building a large building, maybe a house on top of about 150 floating 55 gallon drums tied together! I guess that is a Mississippi House Boat. There were a few houses already built next to it. My observation from the road: Out here in the middle of nowhere, which will be most of the route, there are small gas station/stores about evenly placed so as to make a "convenient" place to stop. They always say yes when I ask to use the rest room, all sell beers by the individual can, and sell fried chicken. I know why we call them convenience stores, well at least why I do! My seat might be gaining on the saddle.
Posted by Dan at 7:53 AM