Sometimes the Best Things Aren’t Planned

Sometimes…the best things in life aren’t planned.

After a long week on the beach, we decided to break up the long drive home by stopping mid-way.  Driving nine to twelve hours in a vehicle is exhausting. So, the midway point, at six o’clock in the evening, was Meridian, Ms. We parked at an underused State Park named Clarkco. We secured two side-by-side camping spots, located right on the lake. The evening there was nice.  We sat in the RV doing nothing more than listening to thunder, as rain pelted the outside of our rig. And, when the rain let up, we sat outside under the awning listening to a free concert, featuring bullfrogs singing from the lake.

DSC_0629Our night was relaxing. But the morning, was awesome. My daughter said it was like camping in a Bob Ross painting. Bright sunshine filtered through the lush green landscape. The lake was calm and serene and all was peaceful.

The weather was perfect; The bugs were few; And, the smell of bacon, cooked on an outdoor grill, penetrated the air.  It was great, we practically had the whole campground to ourselves. Because we were so secluded, we let our Labradoodle, Lucy, off leash for some much needed exercise. She met a new friend, a wire haired terrier mix named Sadie, who lived a few campers away. They chased each other in circles, round and round the campsite, while the people talked and socialized.

After a relaxed picnic brunch, we were ready for the last leg of our journey home.


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