|Atop the Temple Mound|
The get-together was major fun! Eight members of a women’s solo camper discussion group met up at this remote Georgia State Park. We had the campground to ourselves!
The weather wasn’t ideal with moderate-to-strong winds and lows down to 32 one night. It was a desperate last effort on Winter’s part to maintain its icy grip. Good campfire weather though.
Due to a stomach ailment the day before my scheduled departure, I arrived a day late. Due to a work conference call and no cell service at the park, I left a day early. But we packed a lot of fun into the 3 days of fellowship.
A variety of camping rigs were represented including a tent.
|Lorraine's PleasureWay. Susan's Mallard to the right.|
|Peggy's rig up close. A 17-foot Apex. She adores it and rightly so.|
|Here's the other one.|
|The 57-foot tall Big Mound is a steep walk|
|My new hiking boots were up to the task|
|So was Julie|
It was nice to just park and stay put for a change. I sat in my camp chair more this past week than I have this past year! Is this what they call camping?
Of course, the best fun was sitting by the lake, under the stars, next to the campfire and talking about everything. The discussions mainly involved traveling, camping, gear, and RVs. My kinda women!
I left later Thursday afternoon than intended because Sandy & I sat and talked for a long time in the comfort of the sunshine. We watched the lake, the birds, listened to the wind in the trees, and talked about our travels. Sandy has done a lot of camping in the Black Hills so I got some great tips from her regarding my upcoming trip later this spring.
I love meeting people like Sandy. This is a lady who, in her 60’s, leaves her Minnesota home in the fall and heads south for the winter. Tent-camping out of her sedan!
|That's Sandy, far right, between her car and house. Wish I had a better photo.|
She is possibly the sweetest, gentlest person I’ve ever met. I so enjoyed learning a little about her life, her deep love of nature, and her travel adventures. She intends to keep it up until she just can’t anymore. I admire her enormously.I got home late yesterday and have spent most of today putting the GDB to rights.
It never ceases to amaze me that it is just as much work to pack and unpack for a 3-day trip as it is for a 3-month trip!