And The Rain Came

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 232015

It’s been cool but clear here in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and as I said in yesterday’s blog, there hasn’t been enough breeze for kite flying. But late yesterday afternoon it started raining, and by last night it was coming down hard. And the weatherman is even saying there is a chance of snow flurries. I highly disapprove!

Hopefully the storm will pass on through by the weekend so we can enjoy the rest of our time here before we hit the road on Monday. Nothing brings out my best sniveling more than cold weather. Even I don’t want to listen to it!

Jim Guld from Geeks on Tour has one. Greg White has a couple of them. And I’ve wanted one for a long time. So I finally gave in and ordered a remote control drone from Amazon, a UDI U818A quadcopter with a built-in camera. It was delivered to my son’s place yesterday, and after charging up the battery we had a lot of fun with it. We started out inside, which really ticked the cats off, and then took it outside and flew it for a while. It can really take a beating. We bounced it off the walls, the ceiling, and once we were outside, off a tree or two and it came through it all just fine.


At one point it came down on the roof of the deck and we thought the fun was over already. Travis was getting ready to climb up and get it down when it occurred to me that it flies. Well, duh! So I flew it back down to the ground. Yep, he’s my kid! If the rain stops we’ll get it back out and fly some more before we leave here.

If the weather cooperates, we plan to take Interstate 20 into Texas and then south on U.S. Highway 59 to Livingston for a day or two before we go on to the Thousand Trails in Columbus. Plan B, if the weather looks problematic, is to drop down to Interstate 10 and follow it into Texas, in which case we won’t make it up to Livingston. I hope we can get to Livingston. It’s been a while since we’ve been to Rainbows End, the headquarters of the Escapees RV Club, and we’ve got some dear friends there we’d like to stop and see.

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  One Response to “And The Rain Came”

  1. Plenty of time to get the new Big Lake out!

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