test our lawn chairs before heading out on a long trip so
went to Shakertown with a lunch from Famous Recipe.
Tuesday, 30 November: The plan is to
leave Friday, 3 December and go to McKinney COE
Campground for at least a week.
We'll be in site 78 starting Saturday. We'll be at the Lenoir
City, TN WalMart on Friday night.
8 December: Here's our site at WalMart in Lonior City, TN.
Cold. When I asked pemission to overnight, was told, "OK, but WalMart
cannot be reponsible for anything that happens to you". Nothing did.
Even the gunshots didn't bother us (just kidding).
Here's our site
(#78) at McKinney. Colder. Hopefully by the end of the week it will
warm up a little. More pictures of McKinney here.
Some shots of the bathhouse, laundry and deer.
A little scare here. One of
our electric heaters developed a problem in the middle of the night,
but no damage. Both the rv and pedestal breakers blew. We didn't even
wake up. It was really cold when we did wake up though. Check your
cords carefully. Another problem was My had a tooth break off her
partial. We found it and went to a local dentist who glued it back in.
I should have been forewarned when I saw the doc's new BMW and the two
blond bimbo receptionists and the plush waiting room furniture but was
still shocked at the bill.
Here's a little gal I met on my walk this morning.
My trying to keep warm on her walk.
18 December: We're at Eastbank COE Campground in the extreme
southwest corner of Georgia. After leaving McKinney Tuesday we spent
two nights in Bluff Creek COE Campground and arrived here Thursday at
was also raining and still is. We spent Wednesday shopping at the Fort
Benning PX. Out site # 64 is shown here and a sunrise shot from just
outside our door. There
are more pictutes of Bluff Creek here.
This a very pretty place. Nobody here except us and a couple of
contractors working at the papermill next door. No
stink from that except just outside the gate the day we left. It's off
AT&T's network there so phone connectivity was a problem.
There have been
a few changes at Eastbank since we were last here. The overflow area
has been dug up and new campsites added. See new map and additional
pictures of the infamous new bath house here.
We're in the same place we stayed before but now instead of a sidewalk
outside our door we have a pad of fine gravel which tracks into the RV.
There's a new bath house which must have been
designed by someone who has never been camping and possibly never taken
a shower. There is the shower head which is not adjustable and a push
button for the water which stays on 25 seconds. Note I said button not
buttons. There is only one
which provides, not hot or cold, but tepid water. The stall is about 2
foot square in contrast to the room in which the toilet is located
which is big enough to turn a '59
Pontiac around in.
Did anyone lose a cat here?
There's a new fish cleaning station, too. Unlike the bath house, no
expense was spared on this gem.
Note the stone construction.
Here's our site # 57.
23 December: We're in St. Andrew's State Park in Panama City at
Sunrise from our
My walking on the beach. It's a
little chilly this morning.
Monday, December 27: It rained
all day on Christmas but cleared yesterday and we left Panama City for
points slightly north, White Oak Creek COE Campground. You can see more
of it here. It was very windy
but not too bad driving. We're in site #101 away from the water (and
the cold wind) a bit. It's a beautiful sunshiny day but not expected to
get much past forty degrees.
Map of our stops:
With this map you can zoom in on locations and in satellite view
sometimes see our campsite.