|Lola's Other Pond|
When I was child (I had a fever...) we lived a few blocks away from here on 11 acres with my grandparents, aunt, uncle and cousins and a couple of alligators! We had a pond and a creek and the alligator came up from the creek to lay her eggs in the bank and feast on the bluegill and maybe chickens. I distinctly remember the time when my brothers and I were on a rubber raft in the pond when they saw baby alligators and they both jumped overboard to capture one and left me on the boat sans oars (story of my life). My sweet PawPaw came to my rescue jumping into the water from the shore and got me safely to shore.
Back to our road trip. We've always enjoyed road trips and this was our first extended road trip with the Little Ones. We originally planned to leave home at 4am and stop somewhere halfway between Central Oklahoma and South Florida for the night, but we decided to go the Circadian Rhythm route (we were tired and went to bed late) and leave closer to 6:30 when the kids would normally be up and around. We loaded up Salty (my trusty Disco) and headed straight to McDonald's for coffee (us) and smoothies (kids). Then we put the pedal to the metal and were driving through the Arbuckle Mountains by sun rise. Both of the Little Ones started the first day of the trip with runny noses.
We had breakfast outside of Dallas and then drove only stopping for gas and bio breaks until we hit Bay St. Louis, Mississippi and we stopped for dinner at Cuz's Fresh Seafood and Po Boys. Yum! Best gumbo I've had in a while. From there we drove a little longer until we hit Pensacola and then we stopped for the night (about 8 hours from our destination). The 20 year olds in us wanted to keep on trucking, but we kept seeing other drivers swerving and thought better. We hit up Stuckey's for a pecan log and some t-shirts (3 for $10) and then we hit up the Waffle House for breakfast.
|We stopped to get a pecan log and t-shirts|
It's been a fabulous and relaxing time for the most part...
|Feeding the Fish|
|Fish Fry (not from the pond)|
My brother and his family were here before us and they went ocean fishing and brought back a freezer full of snapper, trout, and I don't know what else but we've eaten fish every night and have loved it!