NOT...Walkin' in Memphis!

Trip Start Sep 20, 2007
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Friday, February 1, 2008

My week in review. Time to hit the road for New Orleans. WOOHOO!
 
Not too sure how much WooHoo ing I'll be doing during Mardi Gras. Last Sunday when I arrived in Memphis I was extremely tired and ended up taking a nap for a couple of hours. Got up and still had no energy so I went back to bed. Monday morning I got up and knew I had to go do some touring as the weather prediction for Tuesday was not very good. I wrote the Live like you were Dying blog and then headed into Memphis for some walkin'. I was still exhausted but forced myself to get ready and do what I've posted in Mondays blog.
 
Tuesday's blog should have been called, " Toto, We're Not in (AR) Kansas Anymore!". It rained all day and then the wind picked up. I was sure the trailer was going to blow over. The weather network predicted 100 km/hr winds. It had reached 20 degrees Celsius that afternoon and the temperature dropped to 0 within an hour. I heard on the radio that some trucks had been blown over on the Interstate and power lines were down all over. I talked to the campground owners and they were as surprised by the weather as everybody else. I'm glad it wasn't a travel day. I stayed indoors all day and rested. Wrote my Monday blog.
 
On Wednesday the weather cleared up, though it was a little chilly. I had a little more energy so my visit to Graceland was pleasant. There wasn't much walking to do, as it was more of a stroll through the grounds. I was back at the trailer by mid afternoon. Then the fatigue hit me again. Rested a bit then chatted with the kids on MSN that evening.
 
Today, was another rainy day. It was really coming down most of the day. The campground has puddles everywhere. I was hoping to go visit a few more places but I was tired. So I stayed in and read a bit, rested and watched a DVD.
 
Did get some good news this week. The past few months we were worried about my dad. They had found something wrong with his bladder. They had to do a biopsy. All this takes time. Finally the results came. They found out it wasn't cancerous. The problems he is having is due to the various medications his doctor has prescribed. The combination is actually poisoning him. Last Friday when I was visiting the BelleMeade Plantation I received a phone call. My cell phone is always in my car or trailer. I have no reason to carry it with me everywhere. I check for missed call whenever I return to my vehicle. The call display said it came from a 204 area code, Manitoba. I was worried there for a while thinking it was bad news from home. Thankfully there was a message. Had to do with some fundraising for the Air Cadets.
 
In other news this week, Nick found out where he'll be posted once he graduates from his Aerospace Engineering Courses at RMC. He'll be posted with a Helicopter Fleet. I told him I thought Fleets were for ships. They call groups of planes & helicopters fleets also. This summer he starts getting some hands on experience and will spend some time on the base on the West Coast. The helicopter he'll start looking after are our old Sea KIngs but the new helicopters the government has ordered should have arrived by the time he graduates. Knowing how our government operates he'll probably be working on the same helicopters when he retires.
 
I should start packing so that I can hit the road in the morning. I'll be stopping midway in Jackson, Mississippi. There's not many choices of campgrounds in Mississippi. They all seem to be owned by the Parks Department or the Municipality. The one in Jackson is owned by the town. I doubt they'll have internet. Saturday I'll be in New Orleans.

Now that I'm leaving Memphis the weather is supposed to warm up to the mid-teens. Oh well!
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