The wet, bone-chilling 40 degree weather persists here this morning at the Dogwood Campground in the Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park near Memphis, Tennessee. This is unusually cold weather for this part of the country at this time of year. The weather is forcast to reach the low-60’s today.
Spring has arrived and it is time to return to our home in the Chicago area. We departed the Dogwood campground at 6:40 a.m. under a light rain. The rain followed us for 194 miles until we reached Illinois. Eighteen miles into Illinois, we left the rain behind us and had a sunny sky overhead. It was so nice to see the sun after having spent the past several days under an overcast sky.
We arrived home at 6:50 p.m. Our snowbird adventure that began on December 7, 2012 encompassed a 6,052 mile journey that took us through 10 States over a period of four months. We had a wonderful time meeting new friends, exploring new locations and revisiting a few of our favorite restaurants and scenic wilderness areas.
Total miles traveled today: 568
Tomorrow we begin to plan another adventure for late summer, early fall 2013.