West Point Lake

Our campsite on a narrow section of  West Point Lake

Our campsite on a narrow section of West Point Lake

We started meandering toward home today.  We weren’t sure how far we would feel like driving, so left our destination open.

Doggie room with a view

Doggie room with a view

After a while we decided we were feeling pretty good, so we decided to shoot for West Point Lake on the Alabama/Georgia border. We’ve camped here before and like it.  Our only concern was whether or not they would have any walk-in sites available late on a Friday afternoon.

I sent up a quick prayer that everything would work out for us–and it did!

There were only 3 or 4 sites left.  I told the gate attendants that we’d like something really easy to get into, as I was too tired to fight with a difficult back-in situation (some of the sites here are nerve wracking to get into), and something that would be nice for two dogs.

Army Corps of Engineers doggie pen :)

Army Corps of Engineers doggie pen 🙂

They suggested we would probably like site 91.  It’s a pull-thru, but it’s on a  narrow part of the lake so didn’t offer an expansive lake view.  That sounded fine with us.

When we got to the site, we really liked it.  It’s a small site, but has a nice deck on 3 sides with benches for our stove and grill.  The picnic table area projects farther out than the rest of the deck.  Since we didn’t need to use the picnic table, we decided that it was a perfect place to fence in to corral the dogs.

One particular little dog would much prefer to be leashed than caged.

One particular little dog would much prefer to be leashed than caged.

We’re pooped tonight.  So this will be a short post just to let you know we arrived safely.  We plan to leave here the 30th, as I need to be home by the 1st.

I apologize for all the dog chatter, but we were too tired to do any interesting camping-type things this evening — other than grill ribs.  🙂


  1. cozygirl

     /  April 27, 2013

    A site with your very own deck…very nice! Glad your prayers were answered…I think its perfect. Just up from a driveway sleep…boy the birds get up early 🙂 Have a super Saturday!


    • I do love the deck. It defines our space and makes it feel like it belongs to us. 🙂

      Yep, birds apparently have built-in alarm clocks and they must think it’s their job to wake campers up. 😀

      Cool about the driveway sleep! Are you satisfied with how comfortable your Casita’s bed is?


  2. larrows

     /  April 27, 2013

    Sounds like a wonderful place….. Thanks for sharing


  3. What a great campsite. Is this a COE park?


  4. Looks like a great place….I’ll add it to my list. Glad that you made it safe and sound and hope that the rain….if it’s raining…will not spoil things too much.
    Sounds like you could use a few days of rest and it looks like the perfect place.


    • Lynne, I am thoroughly enjoying doing absolutely nothing today… except reading, doing a few dishes and walking the dogs. I’m even giving myself a vacation from taking photos and blogging this evening.

      So far no rain, but the wind is brisk and we are supposed to get thunderstorms tomorrow. It has been partly cloudy and comfortable today.

      Sheba is behaving, and with the help of the Halti-Harness, I have enjoyed our walks today!

      And bless Ron’s heart — he did shopping and laundry today so I could bury myself in my book. 🙂


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