Well, We Made It...

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
Trip End Jun 01, 2011

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Site Number 31

Flag of United States  , Georgia
Saturday, March 26, 2011

Today was one of the very few frustrating days we've had on our journey.  We got on the road by nine o'clock, which is a recent record for us.  We made it fine through the Atlanta area, with up to seven lanes of Interstate 75 traffic.  I really can't imagine what it must be like to be there during rush hour.  We stopped in the "other Woodstock" at Cherokee Ford, to have Shorty's oil changed and get him lubed and such.  The folks there treated us great!  And, the coffee was good too.  We unhooked the Sooby and a nice man took the coach in to get everything done.  It took about an hour or so.  The service manager, Jason, was very helpful and even went so far as to tell us of a couple of hikes at our campground.  It cost only $37 for the whole deal.

We re-hooked and then headed for the campground. Fortunately we didn't have far to go, since the battery in the phone gave warning that it was low and shutting down.  Lynnie, with her well-honed map-reading skills, plus my encouragement, led us on to the right place.  Oh, I forgot to mention that the rains came.  Shortly after we left the Ford shop, it really came down!  We drove with the traffic and got by fine.  I did get a Weather Alert later that there's a Tornado Warning for Calhoun, about thirty miles north of us.  What else is new?  We've seen everything but fog and hail.  There's lots of time left for those.

The campground roads are VERY narrow and curvy.  It demands good driving skills and slow speed to negotiate one's way.  We mad two passes and found only two sites open that we could take.  We picked the more level of the two and got parked.  By then it was two in the afternoon.  We had some lunch and sat a bit.  Lynnie's planning dinner, which necessitates a trip into Cartersville, to the Sav-A-Lot store.  In the meantime, I put down the blocks and Lynnie guided me so now the coach is near perfect in the level department.  

The campground is very pretty.  Leaves are everywhere and the dogwoods are in bloom.  They are the trees of which I've already posted a couple of pictures.  The forest floor is covered with rust-colored leaves and with the rain, all is very silent.  We're right next to Lake Altoona on a slope overlooking the water.  It's a large lake where fishing is popular along with most watersports. We hope to explore tomorrow a bit.  I just happened to hear a train whistle nearby... imagine that!  Another train.  We must have a hidden magnet somewhere on us!  Far enough away it is, that we'll sleep well as we have for the past months.

We're off now to the big city.  More later...

Just got finished cuttin' up, vegetables, that is, for a spicy sausage soup for dinner.  We're expecting Lynnie's brother Tim, his daughter Lora and the baby for dinner soon.  They live near here in Canton.

Dinner was a spicy, as in hot, success.  The soup, as always, was delicious and, there wasn't a clogged sinus in the place.  Just the way I like it...  We had a grand visit and met the handsome Joshua.  He was a bit shy at first, but warmed quickly to our friendliness.  As you all must know, it takes only a child to fill a room with warmth, joy and excitement.  The only sour note, and it was a minor one, was when I assumed Joshua could stand by himself and he took a nosedive into the rug.  No harm done though.  He had a chance to show his prowess at verbal expression and I got to feel bad for a few minutes.  Soon after he was his smiling self and nearly made eye-contact with me.  We'll see him again tomorrow afternoon when we visit in Canton for dinner.

The rain has ceased and it's darker here than "the inside of a cow".  I hope that it will be a bit sunny tomorrow so I can show you what a beautiful homesite we now have.  Thanks for dropping by...
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