Lake Allatoona

My gang.

We’re at the McKinney Campground of Lake Allatoona, GA COE.

Ron with Sheba and Sunny

My big reason for wanting to come here was mushroom hunting.  On the drought map, it looked like this is just north of the exceptional drought line.  I just KNEW that since it’s prime wild mushroom season that I would hit the jackpot here.

Unbeknown to Ron, I even smuggled my dehydrator in the bottom of the Casita closet to help me deal with the bounty I anticipated finding.

Unfortunately the drought map lied.  It is just as dry — or drier — here than it was at home.

A path to the lake

Another view of our campsite

We didn’t get a lakefront site, so no photos of gorgeous sunsets over the water.  But it’s beautiful.  I’m sure we will find lots to entertain ourselves with — in spite of the no-show mushrooms.


  1. May not find mushrooms but your camping! Your little puppy sure has gotten big.
    Have a great time.


  2. Is that a bichon frise…our grandkids had two at one time – sweetest dogs? So now I’m like fascinated with your mushroom hunting. I’d be scared to eat the wrong one but from reading past posts I can tell you are skilled – very interesting. Bet wonderful eating as well!!


    • No, Sunny is a rescue Maltese. He’s very distrustful of strangers so it’s a challenge when we meet people. But he’s my best buddy, sleeps with me, and knows he is mommy’s #1 boy! 🙂

      I’m very cautious with mushrooms. I LOVE finding and identifying them. But I eat only a tiny percentage of the ones I do find. The fun is mostly in the hunt!


  3. Marsha

     /  September 13, 2012

    I agree with Jo – any excuse to get out camping. Looks like a nice site, even if it’s not on the water.


    • Marsha, we are finally relaxing today and it’s heavenly just being here! We’ve met some nice people, as is usual at campgrounds. Such a wonderful change of pace from home.


  4. kathy nik

     /  September 13, 2012

    Can’t get over how big Sheba has gotten!


    • I can’t either! When I fell in love with that tiny little blue eyed puppy, I didn’t realize how big she would get. She is gorgeous, though, I think. Very regal looking. Still a LOT of puppy energy and inability to control herself when she gets excited meeting new people. Hopefully she will calm down — some day! 🙂


  5. Marcia

     /  September 13, 2012

    Looks like a really pretty spot. And ditto on how Sheba has grown!


    • The sites here are so private, Marcia. Heavily screened with vegetation. I love campgrounds like this!

      My puppy size calculator says that Sheba should top out at 38 pounds. I hope it’s right! 🙂


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