May 10, 2016 – Liz Dickson

We got a big surprise in the campground this morning.  A familiar woman came up to say hello, but I could not quite place her. I recognized her as soon as she said her name.  Liz and her husband (whose name won’t come to me tonight) were here two years ago and we enjoyed talking with them about where they had hiked and what wildflowers they had seen.  I ran up to the car and got her email address as they were driving out of the park and she has been reading my logs ever since. I’ll have to get another picture with his eyes open.

b Liz Dickson
Liz Dickson

Regular camper Windy was in Site 8 but, I forgot to take his picture.

Spence had been weed whacking all along the campground road and the picnic area parking lot all morning. He had just stopped by the toilet building when I snapped this picture.  His lower pant legs are covered with bits of grass. He also managed to fling a pebble, or some other small object, and hit himself in the cheek.  He said it wasn’t as bad as the time he whacked some dog poop and got it all over himself.

b Spence After Whacking Weeds
Spence After Whacking Weeds

We ran out to town.  We stopped in the Hartford post office to register to receive mail there, general delivery. I forgot to mail my outgoing mail. I got a haircut at the barber shop.  I decided that is the best place.  The people in the hair salons always do what they want and not what I ask.  That man cut my hair exactly as I asked him to.  I’ll go back there for next year’s hair cut. We stopped in the library to use the Wi-Fi – and I forgot to send out the log.  Our last stop was the grocery store for a few items.  I didn’t forget anything there; I had my five-item grocery list.

Ten of the twelve campsites were full by mid afternoon though two of the three prime sites were empty. We spent a long time chatting and giving advice. The horse camp was empty so I took these two pictures.

b Buttercup
Buttercup
b Wings Closed
Wings Closed

 

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4 thoughts on “May 10, 2016 – Liz Dickson

  1. milliethom June 22, 2016 / 6:02 am

    Spence sounds quite a character and he evidently loves his work. How great, too, to meet up with famiiar people, too.

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    • Dinata Misovec June 22, 2016 / 4:31 pm

      Oh yes he is. And, he is the main “character” in my book, Big Creek. And, speaking of books, how is yours coming? I’ve been out of touch for a while.

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      • milliethom July 2, 2016 / 3:26 pm

        Hi Dinata. I’d intended to do some catching up with your posts when I popped on last week, but I had the manuscript for my flash fiction book returned to me by my editor, and have been sorting that out for publication this month. Book 3 of my trilogy has been a little neglected over the last month, while I wrote more stories for my book ‘A Dash of Flash’. I have too many irons in the fire at the moment. I intend to blog hop next week, so I’ll catch up then with news of your wonderful vacation as well as your book.
        Thank you for the lovely comment on Facebook, too. I’m rarely on that site at all. I’m my own worst enemy with social media altogether.

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      • Dinata Misovec July 2, 2016 / 11:18 pm

        It’s good to hear from you Millie. I have been wondering when that third book will come out. Anxiously awaiting. Unfortunately, our summer fun has been put on hold while I try to get rid of this BAD BUG, Clostridium Difficile. I had hoped to have two months of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park blogged day-by-day. The book also seems to be stalled. I sent another copy to the editor a week or two ago and have not heard anything from them yet.

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