What I Liked About Our Houseboat Trip

I enjoyed our travel down the Mississippi. The houseboat was different from our trailer. The bathroom was much bigger, and there were two bedrooms, and one pull-out bed.
When we moved, I liked to go to the top deck and get some fresh air and a little alone time. Up there I would write, read, and sing to my iPod. I also enjoyed waving to people. Almost all of them waved back, if they saw me. There were maybe four, in different boats, that didn’t wave back.

I went down the slide only three times, in succession. The water was very cold, but it was fun. The big drop-off at the end was very fun, and very scary.

We visited a cozy cove, where Harrison and I were invited to join a wiffle-ball game. The game was being played by twenty-somethings, but it was still a lot of fun. One of the things I will always remember about that game was the nickname they gave me. There were a lot of nicknames given to the other players, like Trigger, and Steph. When I got my nickname, there was a guy on first, Kevin, and I had just stepped up to bat. He yelled, “Come on, Mir-Mir!’ I glanced at him and said purposefully, “That is NOT my name.” Somebody behind me laughed.

There were three dogs at the marina. Honda, who greeted us first, Buddy, who greeted us second, and Porkchop, who greeted us third. Honda and Buddy were English Spaniels, and Porkchop was a Beagle mix. I liked to finger Porkchop’s soft, fuzzy, floppy, cute, small, triangular, velvet, the list goes on and on, beagle ears.

Honda was very affectionate. Sometimes, when I was petting Porkchop, she’d come up and push her head underneath my arm. Then I’d have to put Porkchop on my lap, so I could give one hand to each of them for petting, scratching, and rubbing.

Buddy liked being petted, but he’d much rather chase birds.

The trip was fun, and I look forward to maybe doing it next year with another traveling family next year. When it’s warmer. Much warmer.

On shore, checking out the beachfront

On shore, checking out the beachfront

Those are all bugs in the water

Those are all bugs in the water

Trees must be climbed

Trees must be climbed

Better shot of the bugs

Better shot of the bugs

A blue heron

A blue heron

A slough on the other side of the island

A slough on the other side of the island

A large spider

A large spider

A snake daddy missed and Storybird spotted

A snake daddy missed and Storybird spotted

One of the many Bald Eagles we saw

One of the many Bald Eagles we saw

Storybird in her spot up top

Storybird in her spot up top

Exploring the beach at another campsite

Exploring the beach at another campsite

Remember all trees must be climbed

Remember all trees must be climbed

Playing games at the table

Playing games at the table

Storbird points at what a windy day did to our anchor

Storbird points at what a windy day did to our anchor

Waterslide!

Waterslide!

Waterslide!

Waterslide!

Waterslide!

Waterslide!

Wiffleball game with new friends

Wiffleball game with new friends

Storybird with Pork Chop and Honda

Storybird with Pork Chop and Honda

Storybird with all 3 of her new friends

Storybird with all 3 of her new friends

It's cold!

Again!

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