Thursday, July 18, 2013


We had a beautiful morning to start our trip.  Liz and the two girls drove down from North Ar.  on Wednesday and spent the night with us.  We left here at 8:00 Thursday morning June 13, 2013.     I made sandwiches so we did not have to stop at restaurants to eat.  I like to eat in roadside parks any way, we found some real nice ones.  I like picnics.

This is  Baileigh my Granddaughter, sweet as she looks.  I am sure like most teens, she stayed on her note book, or what ever, texing her friends back home.

This was Clarissa.  Very quiet.  She like Baileigh had her phone texing friends, maybe a boy friend, back home.  These two girl are fourteen all they think about is boys at that, hey I am sure we all did.  

When my children were young we would all sing, or play the word came.  Some one would think of a word maybe a state.  We would have to find the letters on signs or on big trucks.  We also saw how many cars from different states we saw.  This to me was a family trip.  These girls said very little as we road along, unless they were spoken to.  Witch I think was sad.  I don't see Baileigh much, even after this trip I do not know too much more about her.

This is a look at our new bridge over the Mississippi.  Some time ago the Mississippi  State entrance  was in the middle of the bridge.  However the river has change courses.  Now the state entrance is on the other side of the bridge.  I would think this bridge was paid equally  by Mississippi, Arkansas and the US government. This is  US highway 82 and goes through several states.

 We went around Greenville Mississippi. This is where Carrel and I do most of our shopping because Arkansas put such taxes on Carrel's tobacco.  The traffic was not heavy at all and we made good time.

 I thought the scenery was quite pretty.

This was a long, long road.  We are coming into Mobil.  Mobile was the largest city we went trough.  In fact we only saw small towns in Mississippi, we stayed on Interstate highways. 
Traffic is worse here than any  we  encountered.  Mobile is a pretty city.  I went there with Charlotte many years ago.  With her being on the School Board for Caddo Parish she has to travel.  Charlotte hates to travel alone, so I go with her most of the time. I pay my own way.  

We went through this tunnel out side Mobile.  When I saw this picture  it looks like fire at the end of this tunnel, of course it is only head lights.

Leaving Mobil behind.  We only stopped for gas and personal matters.  I had made sandwiches that morning before we left had plenty bottled water in the ice chest.  I bought the girls chips and dips, we all shared.  Liz did get rally tired.  It is a ten hour drive.  I though after seven hours we should have stopped.  Liz wanted to keep going.

oh I mean who we went to see.  Worth the many miles?  Well of course.  Next the beach.

 I hope you enjoyed our trip down to Fl. Thank you for reading  my blog.  Hope you have a garden and it grows as well or better than mine.  Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I, Juanita.

These are some of the flowers  blooming in my garden before I left.


  1. Kids are so different this day because all this electronic (tablet,ipad,iphone),kind of sad,my niece and nephew when we went for a trip very busy texting or played games in their ipad

    1. My baby daughter had to have her friends with her everywhere we went. So we never formed much of a Mother and daughter relationship. I still today do not have much of a Mother and daughter relationship with her, She is my baby makes me so sad. We had a discussion on face. She has not been to mt house since 2007. When some mention her name I cry. The other 5 I do. Any child their best friend is Mother. Thanks for visting will have to look at yours.

    2. I understand your sorrow, here is some poem for you,
      By Kahlil (Khalil) Gibran On Children

      Your children are not your children.
      They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
      They come through you but not from you,
      And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

      You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
      For they have their own thoughts.
      You may house their bodies but not their souls,
      For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
      which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
      You may strive to be like them,
      but seek not to make them like you.
      For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

      You are the bows from which your children
      as living arrows are sent forth.
      The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
      and He bends you with His might
      that His arrows may go swift and far.
      Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
      For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
      so He loves also the bow that is stable.

    3. Thank you but I miss I know she is not
      "mine" I released along time ago but she could fly back every once in a while.

  2. Times have changed that is for sure. Electronic gadgets have taken the place of verbal communication and one on one with each other.

    Ten hours is a long drive but what greeted you at the end, like you said, was worth it.

    Your flowers are beautiful!

    Thank you for visiting my blog. Have fun crocheting your round table cloth.


  3. I use to never sat down with out a needle in my hand I am going to get started you have some pretty things. Thank you my flowers are my babies now.

  4. I know about texting. Yes it would have been great to put the electronics away for awhile and just talk, but topics of conversation can be difficult with teenagers. But they are lovely girls. Glad you got to visit with family. We are due another trip.

  5. I enjoyed the girls a lot but I really still don't know much about her.Not even her favorite color. I thought the games we played in the car were fun, Yes we are I need to get Fl off first. I paid Half.