Back to GA for the Third Tiime

Trip Start Dec 31, 2012
Trip End May 04, 2013

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Crooked River State Park
What I did

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Today, Tuesday, we had a great trip north, back into Georgia.  Lynn had her visit with her two cohorts.  We loaded up, unhooked and hit the road.  We fueled up near Welaka and headed through Palatka and soon were on Interstate 95.

The traffic was light until we got into the Jacksonville area, but tolerable, if you pay attention.  I've been at Shorty's helm for over twenty-five thousand miles, so far, and it does get easier.  I must say that I DO love to travel.  Have I mentioned that before?  We'll then, I've said it again.

We stopped shortly after we entered Georgia at a Welcoming Center.  Unlike others of it's ilk, it was wide open and ready to help us out.  I picked up some analog maps and guides for Lynn.  She DO love the paper stuff!  We had a bite to eat and took off again.

Soon we were in Crooked River State, near the small town of St. Mary's.  It appears to be a huge park and includes trails along the Crooked River and others.

On the way in, I noticed that they have a Mini-golf Course right here!  After we got settled, we walked the mile or so back and got our clubs and score card.  Lynn did very well, especially when she got her first "Ankle-in-One."  Unfortunately it was MY ankle.  We laughed and laughed, almost to tears.  It was a great course with lots of tricky holes that gave us even more occasion for laughter.  All in all, we had a great time.

On the way back to Shorty, we walked part of the Palmetto Trail.  It's surrounded by one of our favorite plants, the palmetto.  They are extremely prolific in this campground and surround our campsite, number fifty-four.

We've settled in now and will soon have our dinner.  We baked a delicious cut of corned beef last night along with the rutabaga that I told you about.  The cabbage was locally grown Florida cabbage and every bit as good as what we've grown at home in our own garden.  Sweet and tender.  It was a great meal, fit for St. Paddy himself.

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photodon on

You makin' me hongry, Ralph.

Ruthie on

Oh, it does sound like you are having fun. Ralph, do you like to travel?

Sus on

Hey you two.. Thought of yas while in Butte for St. Patty's Day. Lots of folks. A good time was had by all! Missin yas... May is just around the corner. What part are yas thinking about comin back? Love and kisses

Mike Noble on

You like to travel? you had me fooled...ha. I also like your term analog map...catchy and just right for the techno age. I am sending you a song via email....from an album I bought after watching "Searching for Sugarman"-a documentary that one the academy award for best documentary. If you like the song, rent or download the movie and I think you will find it interesting. Travel on my friends.

Rob on

Hey Ralph I am sitting in Huntsville Alabama til Wednesday then trucking some equipment to Ft Bragg, NC then hopefully headed home. Got snowed on last night in Little Rock!

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