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A visit to the land of Magic. Magicman that is :o)
« on: January 17, 2016, 11:17:25 am »
For the last couple years, Magicman and PatD has been working at getting Tammy and I down to their place and out to the cabin, but we just had not been able to work it out. This year, around pigroast time we started really trying to figure out a way to do it, and just about pulled it off, but some Family stuff on Tammy's side and her work schedule put the skids to our plans. However! For Christmas, Tammy gave me a great present. Her blessings to go ahead and go on down by myself. There would not be a better time, due to my currently having a truck that had a great likelihood of making the trip there and back and the fact that gas prices are currently not so restrictive.

So, the day after New years I started the trip early in the morning to Mississippi. The first day I made it to Memphis by about 7pm and was able to stop and take a brief tour of the Basspro shop at the Memphis Pyramid. What a place! I didn't stay long because it was NOT a good time for that to be due to the Liberty Bowl and all the associated traffic and people were crowded into town, and seems like, in the Pyramid, so, I got back on the highway and drove on down the road a bit to Hernando, Mississippi and spent the night.  The next morning I was up early and on the road.  I had a Garmon on the windshield, my smart phone and google maps running on the dash, and a print out of directions given me by Lynn in a Forum PM.  Turns out, even with all three of those, I had to Call Lynn when I was almost there because of some confusion. I'll let him tell you where that came from! :D

Anyhow, when I got off at the exit I got off on, I was excited because I noticed some awesome looking beautiful trees in bloom! I pulled in this Chinese Buffet place to await Lynn's rescue, and to admire these trees.  Turns out this northern boy had just driven 1100 miles to the south, and first thing was fooled and impressed with PLASTIC TREES!  :D :D

 

 

Lynn drove in just in time to see me out in front of the parking lot taking pictures of the plastic trees. It was good to see my friend after not seeing him since Pigroast time. :)  We went from there to Lynn and Pat's home, and then went to meet Marty and his wife and son for lunch. We had a great Lunch and then went back to Lynn's to pack up my truck with supplies for Lynn and I to head to his cabin for a week of hunting and visiting.  That first day I took a video tour of the Magicman Cabin. I can't understand why he ain't living there full time! It is simply awesome.


I want to add something from something said in the Video.  Magicman was HEATING UP Shrimp Gumbo. Not making it.  :D Miss Pat had made this and I can tell you unequivocally that I had not enjoyed a meal more than I did her Shrimp Gumbo in recent memory. I needs me some more Gumbo!

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Re: A visit to the land of Magic. Magicman that is :o)
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 11:33:59 am »
It is good to see you had an enjoyable adventure.  :)
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 11:41:13 am »
It sure is nice to head south and see green this time of year. ;D
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 11:43:00 am »
I cant think of a better time of year to go south or a better host. That sounds like a great time!
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 11:57:08 am »
Well if there could be heaven on earth who else but Lynn could've created it?  I agree, I'd be living there, safe travels and have a great time!

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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 12:02:06 pm »
  I have visited at the Magic Cabin and enjoyed Pats cooking and I know that you had to enjoy yourself, wonderful place and hosts.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2016, 12:40:41 pm »
If its possible to take memories to heaven, this part in your life will surely go.  :)
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2016, 12:53:07 pm »
Thanks for the tour!  That is a lot of mounts...  What's up stairs?  I've don't remember, I'm sure MM had it in a post somewhere.
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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2016, 12:59:05 pm »
Started out watching the video with Cowboy Bob looking over my shoulder, but by the end, he'd leaned me right outta my chair and had drool all over his face looking at that cabin and those mounts! 

What a wonderful tour!   :)
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Re: A visit to the land of Magic. Magicman that is :o)
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2016, 01:06:03 pm »
Outstanding video. Almost like I had been there before. Every thing is in it's own place, and always looks good. The mounts keep the haints away.  Jeff done good with that tour. Thanks,      Andy
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Re: A visit to the land of Magic. Magicman that is :o)
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2016, 02:27:10 pm »
Here is another tour for you. A short ride on one of Lynn's trails between hunts.  DISCLAIMER: WE DO REALLY KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TOOTHACHE TREES AND HACKBERRY! We just screwed up on this one :D

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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2016, 02:35:35 pm »
Loved the tour. The cabin is amazing!
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2016, 02:47:35 pm »
that looks like a very enjoyable time, nothing like a get away in the middle of winter time south, good friends, good food, and something else, cant think of it, oh yea good memories,,  thanks for sharing, on both yalls parts,,
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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2016, 02:49:59 pm »
It was a wonderful opportunity for Pat and I to host Jeff for a week's visit.
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I had to Call Lynn when I was almost there because of some confusion. I'll let him tell you where that came from!
Yup, I gave Jeff the wrong Exit#.  I have no idea what I was thinking about so obviously I was not thinking.   :-[

To a large extent, Pat had planned and prepared our meals, so we only had to decide what to eat and heat it up.  We did not have Grits and Jeff only ate one slice of Claxton Fruitcake.  We did have homemade apple pie and pecan cobbler though.
 

 
Jeff mentioned Gumbo and as you can see here, his bowl is empty.  He also discovered Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning. 
 

  
The Cabin upstairs is arranged a bit differently now, but it is one ~12X24' room with a closet as seen here looking from the stairs.
 

 
And seen here looking toward the stairs.
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2016, 02:53:02 pm »
Thanks for the tour of the land.  I'm assuming that is all MM's land?  Got a little turned around but, how much land is that?  I like the WIDE, FLAT trails!  Nice.  No wonder there are so many deer mounts!
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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2016, 03:21:44 pm »
I own 346 acres but most of the trail ride was on a parcel of land that has been leased by my family since the early 50's.  It was select-cut logged last year.  My land was select-cut logged in 2005.

You did notice that there are no rocks or anything to prevent erosion.  Tree roots are the only thing that holds this land together and trees are constantly giving way and falling.  The water also spreads Walnuts which is why a majority of my Walnut trees are along this creek.  It is also why they too are constantly washing away and falling in.
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2016, 03:23:56 pm »
Jeff, did you get to see the room Okrafarmer slept in?
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2016, 03:28:05 pm »
Not just mounts. There are antlers everywhere! :)  I did not shoot a deer while I was there, but I did see several bucks. We had a detrimental north wind the entire time I was there and the deer were not moving. I didn't go with the goal of shooting a deer however. I went with the goal of having a good time with Lynn and Pat and that was totally accomplished. To those that Hunt, they know that the best part of hunting has nothing to do with killing something.

I did not get a deer, but we were successful in bagging the other quarry we stalked the entire week, minutes before I had to leave for home.  I'll let Lynn tell about this. IT WAS AWESOME!  :D :D :D


A picture from the shed showing just part of the racks out there. :)
 

 

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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2016, 03:38:08 pm »
Okrafarmer did not go to the Cabin. 
 

 
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« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2016, 05:21:11 pm »
You have a nice spread Lynn. I hope you get as much time as you can at that nice cabin. Love your woods to.  :)

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