|Our campsite .Just out of the photo is the dreaded playground equipment |
where screams of children were heard until long after nightfall.
|Jerry checks to be sure the new slide will attach properly.|
|Jerry (left) and Royce (right) prepare the new slide cover for mounting it to Mona.|
|Gitten 'er dun.|
|End result. The new slide cover is black as the champagne color cover is no longer produced.|
|Wayne and Royce contemplate the repair strategy of a leaky sink drain.|
|Kim and Larry hard at work -- not.|
|Wayne with his cousin Betsy, her husband Steve and their children, Stephanie and Matt.|
|My brother Macky and me. Some resemblance, eh?|
|Donna (Macky's wife), Sherrie (their daughter) and Chelsea (their granddaughter).|
|Preparing the campfire. Wayne, Ricky, Macky, Donna, Sherrie, Nick and Chelsea.|
|Cotton ready to be picked.|
|Huntsville: Rocket City. |
NASA's Space and Rocket Center
|Davidson Center for Space Exploration at Huntsville's US Space and Rocket Center.|
Our next stop is to visit with Wayne's aunt Helen and her group in Birmingham. From there we'll finally get to Auburn -- we think. Arrival at Oak Mountain State Park Campground was earlier than anticipated so we were able to get with Helen for a visit the same evening.
|Helen and Wayne|
|Dusty is Helen's baby.|
|Two mischief makers|
|Helen is holding Lexie and I'm nervous about all the glass.|
|Dog lover she is, Helen can "warm up" any dog. |
Ozzie's watching intently. He's never far from Lexie
The next day we met Helen at Pelham Civic Center where Lynn and Jay work. The complex houses two ice skating rinks and a nice banquet facility. Lynn gave us a nice tour of the building and the kitchen where we found Jay hard at work on a Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
|Helen, Wayne and Lynn|
|Clearing the calendar for next weekend.|
|Today's lunch for Chamber luncheon.|
|Jay has a new concoction: Sweet potato and pecan pie. Delicious. |
He's boxing some for us to take..... Yummie.
Our next stop is expected to be Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City, Alabama. It's only a few miles from Auburn where we hope to be early next week. Helen, Jay and Lynn will join us for the Auburn / Ole Miss game. Can't wait.