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From Winfield COE Campground on Strom Thurmond Lake in Appling, GA …

Saturday, October 16, 2010

We enjoyed another picture perfect day for our last day here at Winfield. The skies stayed clear and blue all day, and the temperatures were in the high 70s.

We slept in until 8:45 when I finally woke up. It was quite chilly in the RV, so I got up and turned on the furnace for a while to warm things up. Our furnace uses propane heat and will warm up the house pretty quick. We only had to run it for about 20 minutes. By this time we were ready to head outside with our coffee and another campfire. Campfires in the morning is something new for us on this trip, and we are hooked on it now. I think we will be doing this a lot on future trips.

After breakfast, we drove into Thomson to the Walmart. Yesterday I climbed up on the roof to sweep off the pine needles, and the broom handle just broke in half. It was metal, and I’m not sure why it broke. Anyway, we had to have another broom so that we can clean off the slides before we leave on Sunday. We also stopped at Tractor Supply and picked up some Terro ant killer granules. In some places where we have camped, the ants have been pretty bad. A fellow RV’er told us about Terro, and it works really well. You just sprinkle some around the tires and jacks of the RV.

We spent the rest of the afternoon mostly relaxing in our beautiful campsite. Did I mention how much we love this place? It’s just an awesome park. I could have spent two weeks here. We hope to be able to return and have already picked up several potential campsites.

We did a few chores around camp to prepare for travel tomorrow. I swept off the slides with my new broom. Charlie packed up a few things including the kayak. We also got in a walk and a bike ride before it was time for supper.

I marinated some chicken breasts in olive oil and some lemon pepper seasonings. Charlie cooked these on the grill along with some asparagus spears. I also cooked some potatoes in the microwave. We enjoyed our tasty dinner outside.

We decided to have one more campfire tonight to close out our time here. Charlie made the biggest fire I’ve ever seen outside of a bonfire. It was beautiful. We even roasted some marshmallows. We could hear lots of geese and water birds quacking and flying over the water. A half moon came up and lit up our little camp.

Tonight we just plan to watch some TV. We are planning to get an early start tomorrow, and we will be On the Road Again headed for our next destination. : )

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