Relaxing Saturday with Friends

Current Location: Fort Toulouse Campground, Wetumpka, Alabama

We ran errands this morning. First, we drove over to Prattville to look at a small bedside table that Val had seen at Hobby Lobby. We ended up picking that up. After that, we drove over to the thrift shop to see if they had any baby blankets for this summer’s rally project and Malcolm wanted to see if they had any golf clubs. No blankets, but lots of golf equipment. Malcolm found a nice putter for only 50 cents. That pretty much completes his thrift golf club set.

After the thrift shop, we decided to head through town towards the trailer. On the way through town, Malcolm noticed that the Cub Scouts were having a car wash at the Ford dealer, so he pulled in. They did an excellent job of washing up the dually, so we gave them a nice “donation”.

Getting the truck washed.

Getting the truck washed.

As we were rolling into the campground, we stopped by our Canadian friends – Ed and Vivian – and asked what time dinner was. They had invited several of the campground regulars over for corned beef and cabbage for dinner. They were needing another big pot to cook the vegetables in, so we told them we’d bring one back from the house. We were planning on heading over there to drop stuff off and pick up the mail.

We ran to the house, then back to the campground, dropping the pot off with Vivian. We unloaded stuff from the truck and grabbed our bikes to see what the French garrison was up to over at the fort. It was a beautiful day for a bike ride.

Val riding her bike.

Val riding her bike.

Once we got back to the trailer, Val started baking some scones to take to the dinner. Malcolm re-installed the tuner chip on the truck. He had sent it off earlier in the week to get some adjustments made to it. We’ll find out if the adjustments helped when we head up to Kentucky (the transmission was downshifting too harshly at highway speeds). He tested out the re-installation by driving to the grocery store to pick up a couple of items needed to finish baking for the dinner.

Dinner was great. It was good to sit around and chat with friends over a good meal with such excellent weather. We sat around until late in the evening, talking and chatting around a campfire.


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