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Thursday, March 8, 2018 - Roosevelt State Park, Morton, MS, Day 3 - 0 Miles, 6,060.4 Towing Miles For the Trip

A little cooler overnight, down to 40°F, and a bit warmer today, up to 57°F. I'm feeling a bit guilty - not much in the way of hiking lately. I took a long walk around the campground looking for the dumpsters, and to get some exercise. Evidently, there aren't dumpsters. I talked to a couple of guys repairing one of the underground electrical feeds to a site, and they didn't know for sure if there were any since they weren't from the area, but they noticed that people were putting their bags of garbage at the end of the site driveway. I tried it, and it worked - the bag disappeared.

I did purchase a bathroom scale the other day, and I haven't gained any weight on the trip or, for that matter, in the last 10 years, but it is one of those new fangled ones that reads your body fat, hydration, etc and it told me I was fat! Of course I could forget that over the last couple of years I lost a inch of height, and tell the scale I'm still 6' tall & I'd just be OK, but so I'm going to pay attention to it, I just need to get taller.

The main reason for the new scale is I use a bathroom scale to measure the tongue weight of the trailer, and the one I have at home only goes up to 400 pounds. I found one at the last Walmart that went to 500 pounds, which should work for the new trailer.

I have to say that was about all I did for the day. I did unhook the sewer connection during the late afternoon so I wouldn't have to do it in the morning. I can't hook up the truck since the trailer tongue is much lower than the trailer ball, so that will have to wait until morning. Cold WDH bars!

I did call what I hope will be my next stop, the Moundville Archaeological Park to see how busy they were. All sites are first come, and they have a Knap-In Event over the weekend which sounds interesting, but has already filled over half the sites. They have 5-6 left, so I'll give it a try tomorrow. If that doesn't work out, I'll try the Corps of Engineer campgrounds south of Moundville. While there are no sites available at the closest park to US 80 (Foscue Creek), it appears that here are quite a few at Forkland Park. Both ACE parks are actually closer to my route to the Green Eggs & Ham rally, but the Archaeological Park sounds interesting, so it will be my first try.

Dinner was the second batch of the chicken stew/soup. One more batch went in the freezer.

Until tomorrow -


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