Well, tomorrow we pull chocks and hit the road again. It's hard to believe that our time here in Holt has come to an end. While we weren't terribly busy, the time did seem to pass fairly quickly.
We did our rounds with dentist, doctors, Ollie to the vet, and finally got the all clear to get back on the road. Just another year older, not necessarily wiser...LOL. Since Dave's doctor and Ollie's vet are in Foley, AL, 190 miles round-trip, we would take the Bounder with us and stay in an RV park over there. We were able to see some of our friends as well as visit a favorite dining establishment or two! We had some warranty work done on the Bounder so she's ready to go as well.
There was a variety of get-togethers at the campground with potlucks every other week or so, each with a different theme. We took First Place at the chili cook-off (got a blue ribbon and everything!), and our new friends, Dean and Susan, took Second. Lots of fun and good food.
We made several trips to Joe Patti's Seafood over in Pensacola. This is a large market with all kinds of seafood to choose from; they have their own fleet of fishing boats so the fish is really fresh. We got quite good at preparing fresh flounder and shrimp! Of course, no trip to Pensacola is complete without stopping for lunch at McGuire's Irish Pub & Micro-brewery. McGuire's Irish Pub first opened in 1977 as a small neighborhood pub in a shopping center. McGuire cooked and tended bar and Molly waited tables and greeted customers. When Molly made her first tip -one dollar- she tacked it to the back bar for good luck. Friends of the pub added to the collection and it soon became tradition. Today you will see about $1M in one dollar bills hanging from the ceiling throughout the Pub, all of which have been signed by Irishmen of all nationalities. And, we might add, the food is wonderful, including a cup of Senate Bean Soup for 18 cents! The homemade Raspberry Wheat Beer is pretty tasty as well.
We had several storms during our stay, some dumping an amazing amount of water in a short span of time. We've included a couple of photos of the Yellow River in our campground. In one you can see that the river rose over the bank. Pretty amazing.
We found this cool carving along Highway 90 in Holt. It sits near the entrance to the DCD Ranch, registered Angus cattle. Would love to have seen this tree before the carving!