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Wisteria growing along the roadways

April 8: We were supposed to leave here today. It was raining pretty hard this morning as we broke down the RV and hooked up the truck. We were all set to leave when Paul plugged in his tire pressure monitor. Both inside rear tires were reading more than 20 pounds low. Had to be the inside tires - the hardest to get to. So he had to remove the wheel covers and manually check the tire pressure. Sure enough, both were extremely low. He had to drag out the air compressor and add air to the tires. By now he had 3 tee-shirts and 2 pair of pants soaking wet. We decided to stay another day and take the truck to a tire shop to have the problem checked out. Turns out we had 2 broken valve stems. We got them repaired and will try leaving again tomorrow.

April 5: We have moved a little north to Greenville, Alabama. We are staying at Sherling Lake Park and Campground, owned by the city. We stayed here on the way down last fall and wanted to come back and check out the town.

This is a very nice little park full of trees that are blooming and a nice lake. As we drove up I-65 today we noticed a lot of purple wisteria vines in full bloom growing along the side of the highway. Just as pretty as the wildflowers and yucca blooms we experienced in Texas. One of the nicest parts of these trips is seeing spring in different regions of the country. Hope it holds out until we get home.

The pollen is so bad down here right now it looks like a cloud of dust blowing across the road. Everyone's vehicle is turning a lovely shade of green as it settles down to earth.

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