Becky came to visit for FabGrandpa's birthday weekend. We took her out to Valley Grocery for fried catfish and home fries! They make the best fried catfish in Alabama there. Rob and Belinda, the other camphost couple, came too! I didn't get a pic of them though. I … [Read more...] about Happy Birthday to FabGrandpa
Last week Rob and Belinda (the other camphost couple here at Payne Lake) and FabGrandpa and I went over to the shooting range on the other side of the county for a clean up day. This shooting range is on Forest Service property, and has no use fee. People can just go there and … [Read more...] about What Makes People Do This?
The forest service has temporarily closed the campground where we are volunteering while they do a timber harvest in the area. It was done for the safety of the public, who may not realize the loggers will be in there. What this means is that every time I go somewhere, whether it … [Read more...] about The Gate
You can believe it or not, but this is the first time I have ever seen an armadillo. Well, except for the squashed ones on the side of the road. But this thing was was in my yard yesterday, just poking around. It was amazingly not afraid of me much, so I could get pretty … [Read more...] about Happy New Year, Armadillo
It wasn't much, just a few flakes here and there, but still snow. In south central Alabama. And there were some hardy souls out there camping in tents. It is going down to around twenty degrees tonight, but these guys are here for the hog hunt. I didn't even want to be out … [Read more...] about We Had Snow Today
Just some photos for your viewing pleasure: … [Read more...] about Payne Lake In Winter
This is our second season volunteering at Payne Lake Campground. Payne Lake is in the Talledega National Forest, south of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. We liked it so much last year that we decided to come back. The forest service really knows how to make us volunteers feel welcome and … [Read more...] about Ah, The Perks Of Volunteering!
Like I don't know...We had just returned from our whirlwind trip to Georgia, then it was Thanksgiving Day. Our friends, Belinda and Rob, who are camphosts on the other side of the lake from us, came over to share Thanksgiving dinner with us. I cooked a small ham, potato salad, … [Read more...] about Where Does The Time Go?