Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Departing Florala, And Arriving At Chattahoochee Bend
We said goodbye to our friendly fellow campers, and pulled out of our terrific campsite at Florala State Park mid-morning. Doesn't that campsite look big without me in it? It sure was nice, but it was time to move on. I am positive we will be back again someday. Gary and I really enjoyed our stay. Our next destination is Chattahoochee Bend State Park near Newnan, Georgia. We took the scenic route in getting here, using primarily two-lane highways through Alabama and Georgia. We eventually ended up on I-85 for awhile, but it wasn't very long. Gary relied on the navigation in his smartphone to get us here. We travelled north, south, east, and west. It seemed at times like we were going in circles, but somehow we got here without getting lost. Chattahoochee Bend is another park that we haven't visited before. It is the newest park we have ever been to. It's only about three years old. Once we arrived at the park entrance, it was a full mile back to the visitor's center. That is where us campers register at. It is a gorgeous, big building that contains a fully-stocked gift shop. Firewood, ice, and other camping supplies can also be purchased there. After signing in, we drove another two miles back to the campground. Gary stopped to take a picture of me with a little fall foliage, Georgia style. After a 246 mile trip from Alabama to here, I was more than ready to rest up. So was poor old Dodge. He worked his butt off getting us here. Unlike Florida where you book a specific campsite, in Georgia you pick out a campsite when you arrive. There are 28 RV campsites here, but only five of them were occupied. Gary drove through the campground once, then made his decision on which site he wanted. We are in campsite number 115, and we are right next door to the restroom. This campsite is in the middle of the campground. All of the other campers picked campsites further out, so we are over here all by ourselves. As you can see from the pictures, I'm sitting on perfectly level, hard-packed stone. All of the campsites have a gravel area that contains the picnic table and fire ring. There's even an additional parking space in front of the gravel area for a second car if you happen to have one. It is SUPER nice! Gary says the bathrooms have that "new car smell". I don't know what that means, but apparently it's something he finds very appealing. They definitely look great from the outside. We got here fairly late today, so there wasn't any time to explore the rest of the park. That will probably happen tomorrow. So far, so good though. We are loving it here. More later.