February 11, 2013

McComb and Meridian, Mississippi

Now into Mississippi - our 33rd state on this east coast trip. Arrived at Dr. Bob and Cheryl's place about 15 miles outside of McComb on Wednesday (February 6) and spent two nights in their drive-way. Had a great time catching up with them. We hadn't seen them in over 30 years. They are good friends of Pat and Bill.

The weather has not been our friend as it has rained off and on for the last six days. And, the forecast is for more rain until Thursday. Lots of heavy rain with lightening and thunder last night. In fact, a tornado touched down last night in a town we had just traveled through on our way here to Meridian. Poor Chanti! Even with three doses of homeopathic anti-anxiety drops throughout the day and evening, she barely settled down.

Driveway leading to Dr. Bob and Cheryl's house.

Parked in their driveway.

Cheryl and Dr. Bob with Hercules and DJ (peaking around the left side). 
DJ stands for "just dog."

Hercules, a German Shepherd.

Since Pat and Bill will be moving here when their house sells in Cambria, we took time to check out where their new pad will be, and to take some pictures of the ponds on the property.

 Had a little fun colorizing this photo. 
(What else could we do with rain clouds like this?)

Same photo angle.

The second pond on the property.

Looking over the first pond towards their house.

Thank you Bob and Cheryl for a great stay. After saying our good-byes on Friday morning, we headed over to Meridian, Mississippi, because Jerry was stationed at the Naval Base here over 50 years ago. He just had to check out the old base. At that time, he was assigned to the Photo Lab and was anxious to see the old Lab. Well, I guess things change. There is no Photo Lab because everything is now digital. Duh!

Nevertheless, he had an appointment this morning to get a tour of the base. A couple of servicemen took him on the tour. But, since it was raining, he didn't get the pictures he wanted to take.

 We took this picture the other day when it wasn't raining.
(We checked out beforehand where he was to meet the 
servicemen for his appointment today.)

Not much more to see in Meridian other than there are 100 carousel horses located throughout the town. Here are pictures of a couple of them.

We leave for Jackson, Mississippi, tomorrow where we are going to pick up Dorothy (my sister) at the airport on Wednesday and drive to the Burkeville, Texas, where her husband, Dave, has been staying to get away from the Minnesota snow. So looking forward to that.

Have a great week, everyone!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How fun, lots of pictures to look through. What a neat trip :)

-Kevin S