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Saturday, August 1, 2009

~~~ Last Day at Twiltley ~~~

It is our last full day here at Twiltley Branch COE park... Tomorrow we move to Memphis and I can't wait to eat some of those delicious ribs... oh I got off track... Anyways we went to the Okatibbee Dam & Lake it was not to far from the campground. Whenever we stay at a Corp of Engineer park there is usually a dam not to far from the park.

This is a earthen dam which means it is mostly dirt... and built so that if the lake rises it will just go over the top... there is just a very small section of cement where the water flows through.
Just a a little gator that we figured was about 8 feet long YIKES! &
another view of the dam
A picnic area at the park dam (ha ha) & the community beach there...
After the gator you wouldn't catch me in there...
Here is a little Heron that hung around the area next to Tassie...

Just a shot of the trees around us and a tiny leaf on the ground...
I know I just loved the picture
Another gator (8-10 foot long) that was swimming out in the lake behind our campsite... This kept me out of the lake...

Well we are getting the bikes put back on Tassie and all our stuff put away for our road trip tomorrow. It has been rainy off & on and I am hoping that it will not be rainy tomorrow.
Until Later
Hugs And Kisses


SmilingSally said...

Yep, those gators are looking for dinner.

Anonymous said...

That is one big gator, good pics of it too. Eat some ribs for me too.

Love Ya,

Justine said...

Ah, look at those gorgeous gators! Wish I could have been there with you.
Hey, say hi to Jimmy when you're on your way to Memphis. He's in Jackson on a big shut-down/start-up job for Pinnacle Foods. He'll be there till Wednesday.

Justine :o )

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Yep, that gator would sure keep me out of the lake too! YIKES! Are you getting ribs at the Rendevous? Enjoy! I left Memphis at about 5:00 on Friday. Wish I could have met up with you. Have fun. laurie

Anonymous said...

I wanted to visit Memphis when we were in Tennessee in June but it was too far away from Gatlinburg. I wanted to have some ribs at Neely's restaurant...love their Food Network show!

That gator would have kept me out of the lake, too.

Diana said...

You mean they actually allow you to swim with the gators??? That's crazy! Beautiful spot, though. Have fun!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

Great pics! Gators freak me out...just plain give me the willies. Memphis ribs sound very very good. We almost went to Atlanta last week to go to The Varsity, after seeing a show about it.

imjacobsmom said...

Oh Boy! Those gators look BIG! That would keep me out of the water, too. ~ Robyn

Love Bears All Things said...

Missed reading your adventures while I was at Ft Walton so I just caught up.
You're heading up to where I used to live and where Honey Bear works. I'll enjoy seeing what you post about it.
I'm glad I found your sight. What a life you're living.
Mama Bear

Jerry and Suzy said...

What? Scared of a little ol' alligator like that? Do you remember the old Pogo comic strip from last century? "Albert" sure didn't look scary -- but then he wasn't cruisin' along the lake shore with just eyes and nose above water.

Dawn Fine said...

We sometimes stay at corp of engineers parks. I always love parks that are inexpensive and different.

Like your leaf nature shot.

Enjoy Memphis and the ribs1 Looks like you are on the move!:)

Anonymous said...

Hey Darling Donna!!!!!! I loved that Blue Heron!

Oh and that gator.... YIKES.... I would love to see one... but oh my, I would keep my distance!

Donna Marie

bj said...

Whoa..I sure don't wanna be 'round no gators!! :)
I know ya'll are having a great time.
I just took the time to look thru your Tassie...it is really pretty and looks fairly large.
Now, do you have a house somewhere for homebase? Sorry..I just can't remember...I'm olden, ya know.:)

Ginger said...

It looks like a nice place to visit as long as you stay out of the lake!!!
When you are in Memphis, if you go to Graceland, say hi to Elvis for me. Wish I was going with you for some ribs.


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