Trip Start Jul 04, 2009
8Trip End Jul 30, 2009
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The trip home was pretty uneventful though it got hotter every mile we traveled west. The first day, we stopped south of Little Rock briefly and met two folks from the birdie lists—Ercilia and her very nice husband, Mike and Lucy who makes wonderful birdie food that my guys just love. We just parked in a lot near a restaurant but it had gotten too hot to turn off the truck so we couldn't eat. In fact, it had gotten hot enough that Seamus was ready to get in the truck rather than ride in the trailer. We had a really nice though very short visit and took some pictures. It is such fun meeting such smart, nice people on these trips! They go out of their way to meet us in some out of the way places and I’m always really amazed!
We spend the night in Texarkana at a nice rv park which, of course, had NO wifi access
Karen is so nice—we had a great visit—poor Tom, listening to birdie talk again! But she really worked to keep him involved in the conversation which he appreciated. It was a really nice dinner and then she took off for home as storms were brewing! Amazing! It rained that night so it was nice in the morning. We got off early and hoped for no rain through Austin. I put Seamus in the truck north of Austin and all seemed well. But when we got to the storage place I got out, opened the back window of the SUV and suddenly noticed Percy was sitting on top of Emma’s cage! HOLY COW! (that is a very sanitized version of what I said)
After my pulse returned to normal, we got parked, unpacked and drove home. Everyone seemed VERY glad to see it—Seamus took off and spend the rest of the day going in and out as if to prove he could. The birds were glad to see their big cages and I was glad to see a big shower and washer/dryers you don’t have to feed with quarters!
It was a great trip and I loved meeting everyone! The wedding was really lovely and we also appreciated the nice weather Wisconsin rolled out for us.