Walk on the Perimeter Trail

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

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Site Number Thirteen

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

We had a good night's sleep last night with no rain or any other undue punishment.  Got an early start and headed east to our next place of temporary residence.  Lynnie plotted our course through Canton and on via US-80.  It looked like a good idea last night on mapquest.com.  But, it was not so easy.  We gassed up in Canton at $3.43.9 a gallon, about as cheap as we could find anywhere that the rig could negotiate with the toad attached.  

I COULD NOT believe the number of traffic lights we encountered in the first fifty miles.  I'd estimate at least fifty of them.  By the way, they're called "Red Lights" down here.  It seems a bit negative to me.  I'd prefer to have a green light once in a while as my life progresses.  Anyway, after roughly the first half of the trip, I started counted and came up with nineteen of the nasty boys.  Most were green however, so I slacked off and got rid of most of my aggravation.  The roadside was a great distraction as we got into the countryside.

The campground is about seven miles from Royston and only a few miles from the South Carolina border.  It's heavily wooded, but nowhere as well leafed out as at Red Top Mountain.  But... we have intermittent SUN here.  it's been about a week since we seen Ol' Sol.  A nice addition to the area, for sure!

After lunch we took a hike on the Perimeter Trail.  It's four point one miles in length and has many steep and less steep hills.  It winds along Rice Creek.  This is a decent sized stream with some great looking fishing holes.  Nice for fly fishing, with ripples and nice courses of water.  We saw several new varieties of wildflowers, but nary a bird.  We could hear the most common bird down here, the Northern Cardinal, but actually saw none.  We did see a pair of bluebirds near the entry station.  A nice sign of spring, to be sure. The hike took us just over an hour.  We're getting into decent walking shape again.  It all started with "hiking" the many steps to the top of that lighthouse we visited.  It's great to be in mid-middle age and active.  We can see and do so much more.  I'd recommend it highly.

Once again, we're in the coach and doing our separate things and the sun is warming Shorty without the need for our space heaters.  A good thing!  I'm hoping for an impressive sunset to share with you.  If Sol cooperates, I'll share it tomorrow in the blog.
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