Making Plans Again

Our last trip to Coleman Lake was when we had the Aliner.

Our last trip to Coleman Lake was when we had the Aliner.


We gotta get out of this place

if it’s the last thing we ever do
We gotta get out of this place
Cause girl, there’s a better life for me and you.

The cold wave is supposed to hit tomorrow.  So we’ll be hibernating for a few days.

Since we need to stay close to home for doctors appointments, we figure as soon as it warms up we’ll head across the Alabama line to the small Coleman Lake campground in Talladega National Forest for a few days just to get OUT!

The Talladega National Forest is where I found the motherlode of chanterelles the summer we were there.

The Talladega National Forest is where I found the motherlode of chanterelles the summer we were there.

There’s not a lot to do there, but walking through the woods, lighting campfires and just being away from home will be enough to tide us over until we can go someplace more exciting.

Later, we are tentatively planning to go to Buccaneer State Park on the Gulf in Mississippi.  Unlike Florida State Parks, dogs are allowed on the beach there, so it will be fun for our furkids, too.

In closing, I’ll post a few pictures from the Buccaneer State Park website.  They are what’s keeping me going right now.  I am desperate for a beach fix!  🙂

A tent at Buccaneer State Park

A tent at Buccaneer State Park

This might be a little too much direct sun, so we'll probably choose a wooded campsite.

This might be a little too much direct sun, so we’ll probably choose a wooded campsite.

Another photo from the Buccaneer State Park website

Another photo from the Buccaneer State Park website

Clarkco State Park, Quitman, MS

Overnighting at Clarkco State Park

We were unable to make reservations for this evening, as ReserveAmerica requires a two-day reservation for weekends.  But I checked to see if any sites were available, and there were several.  I was surprised, but happy!

A Standard site

All the campsites here (except the primitive section) have full hookups.  There are Premium sites for $24.00 per night, or Standard sites for $20.00.  I couldn’t really tell much difference between the two.  Maybe the Premium sites are bigger and more private.  The senior discount only applied toward the standard sites, so we opted for that — for $14.00 per night.  Not bad for full hookups!  🙂

A woman fishing. I hope she caught some nice ones!

After we got set up, I walked inside the Casita and was struck anew by how pretty and nice it is.  I think we have the most beautiful little trailer in the whole world!  I feel so very blessed to have it!

We were both tired and hungry when we got here this evening.  So I mixed up some coleslaw and threw hot dogs on the grill.  I am not about to admit how many hot dogs I ate.  But they were SO good!

I took the plastic storage drawers out from under my bed this evening and put them on the seat next to the rear twin bed so that Sheba could have the resulting cave to sleep in.  Instead she is sprawled out in front of the door.  So I guess I’ll leave my storage in place the rest of the trip.  I can’t believe that she prefers to be stepped over — and sometimes on — than to curl up in that safe little cave.

A waterfront site

We should meet up with Gail and Mike at Flint Creek Water Park tomorrow afternoon.

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