Lake Blackshear

Camping at Lake Blackshear

We had planned to head farther north today and spend a few days at the new Chattahoochee Bend State Park.

But we stopped in Ron’s little hometown this morning to see his sister.  Soon neighbors and other relatives saw us there and came over.  Then we got several “You can’t leave town without saying hello to ____________.”

We finally left around 3:00, only because we needed to make it to the Veterans Memorial State Park office before it closed at 5:00.  And there are probably a dozen people who will be upset with us because we didn’t make it by to see them.

I normally can back into campsites without a problem.  Sometimes on the first try.  Usually on the second or third try.  But today, I simply couldn’t do it after multiple tries.  I simply couldn’t coordinate my vision and my brain.  That was when I realized how totally exhausted I was by all the non-stop visiting since before Thanksgiving (except for the brief time at Manatee Springs).

Finally a neighboring camper came over, asked if he could back the trailer in for me and climbed up into our truck.  After he got it backed in, he must have figured we were the dumb newbies we appeared to be based on my back-in fiasco.  So he proceeded to unhitch the trailer.  The only problem is that he didn’t level it and now we are half a bubble off in both directions, and don’t want to offend him by hitching up and redoing it.

I think the refrigerator will be okay since it’s not terribly off level.

We went into town for dinner and I pigged out on sushi.  I had been craving it for days, and finally got my fix.  🙂

Instead of just staying here one night and leaving tomorrow, we are staying three nights just so I can get rested up.  We’ll check out Chattahoochee Bend next trip.

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  1. Sometimes we need to stop and smell the coffee or the roses or something. Not good to over do the driving. We just don’t know how tired we are sometimes and when traveling that can be dangerous. Glad you realized that before you went any further.
    Looks like a nice place so enjoy it.


    • JoJo, we can just feel the peace seeping into us here. Almost all the campers are gone. So it’s a perfect place to recharge our batteries.


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