Tuesday, May 10, 2016



Roger and I were able to get away about 10 am on Sunday morning.  We traveled north to the first National Park site where Roger transmitted:  Selma Interpretive Center.  It documents the civil and voting rights history of black Americans and tells the story of the famous 50 mile walk from Selma to Montgomery Alabama.

After “activating” the park site for a couple of hours, we drove to our favorite campground, Prairie Creek.  ( Activating, means Roger transmits on his ham radio and acknowledges talking with other ham radio operators who are “collecting”  contacts at the various National Parks.  This is a program sponsored by the National Amateur Radio League this year, because it is the 100th anniversary of the National Park system.)
The campground is situated on the Alabama River between Selma and Montgomery.  Our campsite is beautiful.  It provides a 270 degree view of the river and is so peaceful:  just what we needed right now.  We spent the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the gentle breeze and the drifting water as it sparkled in the sunlight.

Yesterday, we went for a ride on our bikes.  Roger said we would be going only about a mile.  A couple of hours later, we returned, worn out, but not discouraged.  Roger checked the map program on the computer and discovered we had ridden at total of 17 miles.  That was a new maximum for us.  So at least we know we could do it again if we had to. (but DON’T plan to).  

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