Feelin' the Love

Sunday, September 21, 2008 Road Junkies 0 Comments

MELLOW YELLOW ROAD TRIP, CHAPTER 16:  IN WHICH WE REVISIT FAMILIAR TERRITORY

Day 16: Laurel, MS, to Millry, AL.  Before leaving Laurel, MS, this morning, we visited Morris (Dianne's stepdad) at the hospital and were very glad to find him doing better.  We also had the chance to meet Morris' great granddaughters, the adorable McKenzie and Karlie.

Near Laurel, we did some letterboxing with Nanamama (Dianne's mother), who turned out to be an adept searcher. In short order, we found five letterboxes around Ellisville, MS.
She found another one!

After our search, we drove to Alabama, where we visited some of Nanamama's friends. The gracious and irrepressible Emma and her charming husband Paul are gifted hosts, ensuring that all their guests enjoy a little love, an absorbing story or two, and a good dose of laughter before leaving with something from Emma's kitchen or garden.
Petchers' cozy kitchen
Uncle Jim and Aunt Jo are always on the list of "must-sees" when we visit Alabama. They are ever generous with their time and love and are kind and warmhearted hosts. Alas, we did not have the opportunity to see our cousin Sport, J & J's winsome dachshund. Sport is an avid Auburn football fan and was in a bit of a snit over Saturday's loss to LSU.
We just missed Uncle Jim's birthday by a few days.
   This was a warm place for our last stop on this trip, with lots of love extended our way.

SUNDAY, 21 SEPTEMBER 2008