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Trip Start Jul 04, 2009
Trip End Jul 30, 2009

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Monday, July 27, 2009

July 27. Home again Home again!

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.  So, the next morning off we took for Arlington—we were both getting very anxious to get home but didn’t want to drive too far in one day—it’s just not safe.  Seamus, once again, decided to ride in the trailer but it stayed cool enough because it seems that the DFW area was going to get rain, of all things.  We got in nice and early to TreeTops RV park which is a really neat park in the middle of Arlington.  It got hot but was cloudy! We hadn’t expected that in Texas.  In the afternoon, Karen, from another list, drove over from Garland—a long drive—to meet us. We had a great visit and went out to dinner at J. Gilligan’s which we remembered from when Melissa was in grad school at UTA.  Irish nachos! YUM.

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).  I got back in and got him back in his cage—I’d failed to lock the cage door and I think Seamus got on top and tipped it and the safety belt raised up the door! HOLY COW!

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.  
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indiansue on

Oh my! So Percy escaped. He is lucky to still have all his toes intact with the red head below him. I hope he didn't work on the interior of the 'X' while he was adventuring. They especially find the piping around the doors to be tasty.

I am so glad you took photos of Ercilia and Lucy, Pat. Thanks for that. And thanks for finishing the travel story.


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