For those of you who did not read my previous Tommy story, he is Prince's friend who is the same age as Prince who had a stroke a year and half ago. Tommy threw a chair at one of the inmates in the care facility near his home and the police took him to Central State. There were twenty three calls made before the care facility in Spencer finally agreed to take him as a resident. Spencer is two and half hours from our home and his home is further west. This is a hardship on his family and friends who have been going to visit him.
Gil and Prince took this past Saturday for a trip to visit Tommy.
Spencer is the county seat in Van Buren County. In 2000 only 5,508 people live in the whole county. Fall Creek Falls State Park is located in the county and Fall Creek Falls drops 256 feet which is ninety feet more than Niagara making it the highest falls in the USA east of the Rocky Mountains. The western thirty percent of the county is 960 feet above sea level and the other seventy percent rises 800-1,000 feet higher than the western section.
There are limestone outcropping resulting in lots of caves and the most famous is Big Bone Cave. In 1811 a giant sloth bone was found therein lies the name of the cave. If any wish to read about Van Buren County go to www.tennesseeecyclopedia.net This is where I found most of the history.
In the parking lot, a little dog was guarding a car. Gil who is 6 ft 5 in. tried to make friends with the little dog but bowser would only growl .Thus showing he was doing his job and did not wish to be disturbed. I thought the captions were appropriate. Kitty's humor at large.
As Prince and Gil were headed to the only place to eat, McDonald, they went by a Sale not Sales building. It was a Mountn' Benz parked out front. LOL By the way, Prince left his hat in the truck before they entered McDonalds, and he and Gil were the only ones in the place who were capless. If you are gonna blend in with the locals, you must wear a cap. Whenever they go back to visit Tommy, I plan to tag along wearing a cap of course, and explore Spencer. It has been over thirty years since Kitty got her paws wet at the bottom of the falls. So I need to go back.
The Kitty Justice is Goliath (Gil) did not become a notch on the little heel biters collar.