Monday, November 24, 2014
Another Visit To General Coffee State Park
We have camped at General Coffee several times. It's our favorite park in Georgia. It's not the fanciest or the most scenic, but it just feels really comfortable being there. Gary and I love it like we love Paynes Prairie in Florida. Both parks give us that warm and fuzzy feeling like nowhere else does. I've posted pictures from around the park before, so I won't get into a lot of that this time. I'll just show you our campsite, one picture of Poncho and Jenny, the donkeys that live in the park, and a picture of the one and only time that it rained so intensely in the nearly three weeks that we were on the road. Our campsite (# 41) was one that we haven't stayed in before. Our two favorites, #32 and #47 were taken. Number 41 was equally good, so no complaints. When we arrived, we were surprised to see so many campers there, especially for a Sunday. The campground wasn't full by any means, but it was busier than it usually is. At least half of the campers left in the pouring rain that we encountered on Monday morning. We had been blessed by really great weather almost the entire trip, so a big downpour like we had was overdue. The rain didn't last very long, and within a couple of hours, everything dried up. A cold front came in after the rain, and we had our coldest morning of the trip on Wednesday, the day we packed up to head home. Gary fed the donkeys each day we were there as he always does. Poncho and Jenny are full-sized donkeys, unlike Jack and Diane, the miniature donkeys at Pat & Dan's farm (see my earlier post for pictures). They are always happy to see "Uncle Gary", because he always has snacks for them. Gary also spent a whole day away from the park in search of antiques. He found some things he just had to have, and that always makes him happy. As for me, I just hung out and listened to the iPod, watched people come and go, and enjoyed the squirrels that stopped by to visit. It was a fun visit as it always is. We are due to stop at General Coffee again in January, and I am already looking forward to it. Gary is preparing me and Dodge for our next camping adventure, and it's only a couple of days before we hit the road once again. I'll post when I can.