Oct 23 Day 29 Carpoolin’ Fun in Florence, Al

Yet again another nice marina and great dockmaster couple: Kyle and Eva who, despite being inundated w/ Loopers heading downriver after the annual “Looper Convention,” they still made us feel special in our little boat. (fyi, we did not attend the “convention”…just wingin’ it, I guess)

Picturesque Florence Harbor Marina: Although we did just now discover there is no fresh water on our “small boat/sailboat dock” where we have, as usual, been relegated and are spending a few days….so I guess we’ll just have that much more practice docking/tying up/maneuvering around the big Loopers when we go over to the main dock and re-fill the tank. A small problem compared to the rest of the world’s.

Just a block from the marina is a lovely 3+ mile long river park that includes a forest of these great pine trees for our morning walk.

The fallen-pine-needles-fermenting-in-the-warm-sun smell is not, unfortunately, photogenic!

Nor was Ziggy particularly photogenic for this shot…but she wanted to show off her Seahawk spirit today:


We borrowed the marina courtesy car and B was back to carpooling as if the kids were little again.  B ushered Nick off to play at a nearby stellar Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail  (one on the trail that he missed last year when he came to Alabama with his Tacoma golf buddies to tackle the Trail).


Fighting Joe Course at Muscle Shoals l0st to Nick today.  Good game!

While in carpool mode, B stopped by a nature preserve and let Ziggy romp on the trails. Ziggy, for her part, let B romp too.  Besides the cool old, moss-laden remnants in feature photo above, a few other discoveries:


Since all mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms…safe to say: Nice fungi!


Hmmmmm, couldn’t pass this up.  I guess it’s an armadillo….so much for its armor!

And to wrap up the carpool loop, we all had lunch together afterward to enjoy N’s good golf day:

First country club lunch for Ziggy …or was it jail?   

Watching Seahawks struggle now……

Tomorrow will be a full-on tourism day in Florence,Al…stay tuned.

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