Crazy Campground Weekend

Sheba is fascinated at all the weekend campground activity

Sheba is fascinated at all the weekend campground activity

I suppose that because this campground is so close to Atlanta, it gets really crazy on the weekends!

Crazy crowded

Crazy crowded

Most of the families mind their own business and enjoy themselves without bothering anyone.  But there are the others.  Like the guy staggering around his campsite with an open beer in his hand — and 3 more cans in his pockets.  Or the group that tied their two pontoon boats together in the water a few yards out from our site, and used them for a party platform.

More boats

More boats

Or the jet ski with an oil burning problem that smoked us out with a huge blue cloud of burnt oil — then had the gall to park it so it blocked our lake access.  Or the boats with screaming country music blasting — which the ranger finally put a stop to!

Party platform

Party platform

Actually, I think it’s funny what a fuddy duddy I have become.  I have the privilege of going camping anytime I want to.  Most of these people have a short weekend to unwind from the stress of their work week and cram all the fun they can into two short days. So while they irritate me, I do try to remember that, although I am old now, I was young — and stupid — a long time ago.  Well, I was young a long time ago.  I really HOPE I was only stupid a long time ago!  😀

A family peacefully enjoying their weekend

A family peacefully enjoying their weekend

The storm that came through day before yesterday took the heavy humidity with it when it passed. So the temperatures yesterday and earlier today were just perfect, accompanied by a nice breeze.  It did get more humid this afternoon and was uncomfortable for a while.  But it cooled off nicely when the sun went down.

We have not used our air conditioner for two days!  Since we are in deep shade, the fan has been all we have needed.

Ron ignores the circus

Ron ignores the circus

We left our bait worms out when the storm hit, and they drowned.  We both tried on and off to fish from the bank with artificial lures, but haven’t had any luck.  I haven’t seen anyone fishing from the bank catch anything.  I did see one guy in a boat pull in a small fish earlier today.  Maybe there’s just too much motorized activity on the water.

Anyway, the weekenders should start leaving tomorrow morning, and serenity should return by tomorrow night!

Lovely visitors.  This looks like a watercolor, doesn't it?

Lovely visitors. This looks like a watercolor, doesn’t it?

What Does Camping Mean to You?

For all you fans of extreme traveling, Waldseilgarten mountain resort in Bavaria, Germany might be the destination for you. How does camping in a tent hanging 6,562 feet in the air sound? Waldseilgarten resort offers a variety of camping options from the top of a Bavarian mountain summit. From enjoying a good night’s sleep while dangling off a tree top or cliff to sleeping in a hand built igloo, this resort should provide the right fix for any of you adventurous thrill seekers.
http://enpundit.com/extreme-camping-in-germany/

As I wait for our next camping trip, sometime after Labor Day, I’ve been pondering over all the different types of people who are attracted to the outdoors.  Some of us seek the thrill of adventure, yearning to push our boundaries and conquer the unknown.

I get a severe case of vertigo just looking at this picture. But it’s apparently a thrilling adventure to this guy! http://myfavouritestuffs.com/extreme-camping/13067

Others seek to escape the frenetic pressures of modern living and escape into the peace and serenity of natural surroundings.  Still others hope to meet new friends among the very special people who share their love of the outdoors.

Some of us like to boondock in the wilderness alone.  Some of us need the feeling of security that camping near other people provides.

Just for fun, I did an image search on camping this evening and found the following photos that cover many different camping styles.

The kind of camping our grandparents might have enjoyed. http://www.scenicreflections.com/download/385130/Camping_Wallpaper/

Snoopy and Woodstock sum it up for me. 🙂

What style camper are you?  🙂

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