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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 - Twiltley Branch Campground, Collinsville MS

Water on the floor by the door, Dec 10, 2008, Twiltley Branch Campground, Collinsville MS
Water on the floor by the door, Dec 10, 2008, Twiltley Branch Campground, Collinsville MS

It's a long way to the bath house from here

Maybe half a mile. Certainly farther than I wanted to walk through the woods in a blowing thunderstorm. I was tempted to hunker down here at Site 39 and hope for the best. In the end that's what the other three campers here did but since the Campground Attendant came around to warn us to take shelter an hour or so before the storm I felt I didn't want to risk having him come by at the height of the blow looking for me when I didn't show up at the bath house. So I unhooked and drove over, parked as far from big trees as I could, and ended up staying camped there in the road all night. That gave me a chance to do my laundry this morning before heading back to Site 39.

These darned leaks are driving me nuts

I've pretty well run out of ideas about where these leaks are coming from. I'm collecting my thoughts at A Tale of Two Leaks.

Night camp

Site 39 - Twiltley Branch Campground, Collinsville MS

Playing and Learning and Loving

..There is a Byzantium, but not the one Yeats writes about. There is another country the aging occupy and which we share with children. Its borders are formed by the animal that arises in puberty and subsides with the onset of wisdom. It is a land where seven and seventy are kin. Where there are no concerns other than playing and learning and loving. The inhabitants of this land are in no hurry. Our days are dense with experiences. We have, as the Spanish say, more time than life.

Going the Distance: One Man's Journey to the End of His Life George Sheehan, M. D.

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