More Adventures with Daisy 2007-08 travel blog

View from Camper Dock

Boat Slips

Nature Trail

Clubhouse Lawn

Clubhouse Lawn


Walter F George Reservoir

My last stop was at Florence Marina State Park on the Walter F. George Reservoir (a.k.a. Lake Eufaula). It is named for the frontier town of Florence which was incorporated in 1837. There is little of the town left now. The park is situated on the Georgia-Alabama state line due south of Columbus, Georgia about 35-40 miles, as the crow flies. Its Kirbo Interpretive Center teaches visitors about Native Americans, nature and local history. Unfortunately, it was not open.

This is a beautiful wooded park with very nice level RV sites. After lunch I walked down to the marina and to the clubhouse area. The clubhouse wasn't open, however. The fall colors are just beginning around here but I got some nice photos. The weather was ideal.

After my walk, I called cousin Earlene of Phenix City, Alabama (across the line from Columbus, Georgia) to see if she would have time to visit with me a little while. She works in Columbus at Aflac Insurance Company's headquarters in their Federal Relations Department. She invited me to park at her house if my rig will fit. She also gave me information on a local RV park, in case I can't park at her house. I'm looking forward to the visit. It has been many years since I last saw her.

My entire trip today was only 65 miles. It has been a very relaxing day. I paid for only one night, so I didn't even bother to unhook Sweet Pea.

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