March 27, 2020 – The Ehrenheims (our family who we visited a few blog posts ago) came over to stay in a cabin in our RV park for a few days. We had fun with them, eating, fishing, and roasting marshmallows and Peeps over a campfire.
I got my first tick ever. Since it had gotten hotter recently, the bugs and insects had started to come out. The tick I got was a female lone star tick. It had a white dot on its back. I have to admit, I was totally freaked out, and I got my oldest brother to pull it out for me.
April 4, 2020 – We drove on the Natchez Trace Parkway and stopped at a few places. There were a few trails, waterfalls, lookouts, rivers, and pretty forests. We also got to see a historic brick house, the site of where an iron works used to be, and a historic tabacco farm.
Note that the trees are green now in the pictures, and flowers are blooming.
May 4, 2020 – We went to stay with the Ehrenheims again, because our RV was getting some repairs done on it. During our stay, we sewed cloth masks to wear because of COVID-19, watched The Secret Life of Pets 2, and ate food.
May 11, 2020 – We got a new kitten. Daddy and Mommy found her in our trucks engine. She was only a few weeks old, and she had round worms, mites, ticks, and other parasites. We started with the name Meri for her, then we changed it to Tennessee, then we updated that to Tennessee (aka Meowzy-D). Check out the YouTube video that I made about her here.
And now, here is a funny story about my second encounter with a tick:
I woke up from a very nice dream to what I thought was a scab in my bellybutton. Still half asleep, I tried to pick it out, and it wouldn’t budge. Then, I realized that it was pinching and burning. On second thought, I decided that it was a black widow spider (crazy mind), then I remembered that I’d gone into the forest recently and that it could be a tick. At that thought, I suddenly woke up fully and looked to make sure. It was a small female lone star tick. I freaked out just like the last time and woke up Aiden to pull it out, because I was too scared to (sorry, Aiden). In the end, Aiden could only pull off the tick’s body. The head was still inside my bellybutton. Legend has it that the tick head is still there to this day.