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Leaf Cluster, Decatur, Alabama



Adventure Location: Rockport, Texas

The OFM used the less hot morning to go hit some golf balls at a field nearby. He had a great time and noticed that his knees did not give him much trouble. It seems they liked the few minutes of easing back after a couple of hundred yards of walking and searching. Then he hit a ball and did the walk again. We probably put in a half mile of total walking, sometimes a little briskly, but his knees are not squealing much at all tonight. Maybe we are onto something important.

Back at the Castle the OFM got busy cleaning up after the repairs. The amount of dust and dirt all over everything was amazing. We are guessing the open and closing of the door so much in the last three days brought in a few layers of grime.

It is not all finished. While we are redoing the cabinet contents, we are also cleaning out some things. We find desert dirt piled in some back corners so the vacuum cleaner is always close by. By the time this event is over the Castle may weigh about 383.697 pounds less.

Since we are now in the “outside activity in the morning before 1100“ part of the Texas weather cycle, the OFM is planning on some more golfball wacking practice in the morning. After that we should have the Castle inside finished by supper time.

It will be nice to get back to our preferred itinerary of trying to have tooooo much fun.


  1. Getting those repairs done will be great then you will be having way too much fun. The golf ball walking sounds like a good start.

  2. Never could find time to fit golf into my life between hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking, camping, and of course eating.

  3. It's always a good day when "we" are able to get out and about. I really miss motorhoming . Has anyone heard anything about Billy Bob ?? Keep blogging , so enjoy reading your blog.

  4. It's good to have you blogging again. Are you going to make your older archive available? We want to go to Big Bend NP on our next trip west and I was going to reread your blogs to see what you found worth doing there. Thanks for blogging.

    1. All the old entries were deleted not archived. Between Big Bend Chat website and the park website you will find lots of info. There are actually four big parks out there and one little grocery store. I found that I would need about twelve lifetimes of continuous activity to have a chance of doing all there is to do for a hiker, biker, photographer, canoe or yakker, climber and the list goes on forever. Feel free to email me for details. Texnomad@hotmail.com