Monthly Archives: April 2015
Today was mostly a travel and resupply day. We were beginning to run low on groceries.
LA to Pedernales Falls State Park
We took our usual stroll around the campground afterwards. A lot of people had brought dogs with them. In addition to typical breeds, we also saw a couple of English Setters and three Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Please pardon the formatting of this post. We haven’t had much Internet lately. Just enough to get some photos and paste a partial text.
We camped in Tuskeegee National Forest last night. It is pretty close to Tuskeegee & Montgomery, Alabama.
It had been raining hard for several hours before we reached the forest. Fortunately, it was just drizzling at this point. I had downloaded a map of the Forest. We headed to one of the marked campsites, but it was a day use only area.
We followed a nearby road into the Forest and passed by a large encampment of Marines. We assume that it was a Marine reservist weekend for them.
We continued on and shortly after we found a marked camping area. It was really nice. It was level with a large tree and slightly overgrown field. The ground was very stable especially considering how much rain this area had.
It was a very pretty spot. I enjoyed listening to sound of tree frogs.
We grilled cheesy Bratwursts and I prepared Shredded Brussels Sprouts (recipe in the link below). I added a pinch of ground chipotle.
Jon and I left home in NC on April 16. The freezer is full, and we have lots of supplies.
I’ve been preparing, vacuum sealing and freezing meat for the trip. I love our vacuum sealer. It makes this kind of thing easy. Thank goodness my husband, Jon, is an engineer. I gave him a bag of things for the freezer and he made it all fit. Otherwise, we would probably had about 1/2 the amount of food and most of it would have slipped out every time we opened the door.
We will be picking up supplies along the way, but pre-seasoning and freezing the meat in two person portions makes things easier.
We’re heading West on a southerly route this time. We’ve done a lot of trips where we’ve gone through the middle of the country, so this should be mostly new sights.
We have to be at the Flagstaff, AZ by May 12th for pre-Overland Expo – West. We will be at Overland Expo – West from May 14-17. Afterwards, we are going to spend a little time in Southern Utah before heading back home. We are aiming to be back in NC around May 31.
So no definitely plans for the next four weeks or so. We stayed at the Sesquicentennial State Park campground last night and are planning to camp in Alabama tonight. We love the Ultimate Campground app. It lists campgrounds in public lands including parks, municipalities, etc. There aren’t as many around here in the East, but there are a few. It is especially wonderful in the empty parts of the Mid-West and West.
We’ve left NC and are heading West following a southerly route. Hoping to camp at a SC State Park Campground tonight.