|Thursday we left beautiful Cottonhill Campground and drove north to Midland, GA and Lake Pines Campground for a Georgia Unit WBCCI Campout. Lake Pines is a beautiful campground and event center owned by Connie and Kenny and also Airstreamers, too. Our site was perfectly level and we had a nice concrete patio. They also have one of the best lanudry's we have had. Also on the campground property is a chapel for weddings and "the barn" for special events. We made use of the "Lodge" for our meals and get together.
Thursday several units arrive and Jean got us together for dinner. It was decided to eat BBQ at Roadhouse BBQ. It was good and we all enjoyed ourselves visiting and catching up on what everyone had been doing.
Friday morning we were up early (for Tom and I anyway!) for breakfast. Mary Ann fix us all delicious smoked sausage and biscuits. Matt got us all organized. This is what I call a loose rally......we get together in the morning and evening and everyone does their own thing doing the day! So some were off to hike Providence Canyon while others did tours of local museums. Tom and I wanted to eat at the Farmhouse Restaurant. This is one of our favorites.....they serve meat and two's and the most wonderful homemade cakes.....Several others joined us. Jean introduced us to the owner.....Katie still bakes many of the cakes. After lunch Tom and I went to the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning. More later.
Friday many in the group.....there were about 20 us at the rally.....went out to eat Mexican and to go see "Honky Tonk" at the Springer Theater.. We skipped this. Everyone said they had a good time.
Saturday morning we were all up early for a potluck breakfast at the "lodge". As always the food was delicious. So off we all went for a busy day....some to FDR State Park in Pine Mountain to hike, others shopping and some just hanging out at the campground. Several us got together and went to Midland Methodist Church for their Christmas Bazaar.....we all bought stuff! Several in this group left to go antiquing and to listen to a local band do some picking. Tom and I headed to Andersonville National Historic Site and POW Museum in Andersonville, GA. More on this later.
When we arrived back at Lake Pines we sat out by the campfire and visited with everyone for a while before heading to the "lodge" for a fish fry. Andy, Jean's son, fried us up a mess of the most delicious catfish that I have had in a long, long time. We all brought sides. It was a wonderful meal. Tom and I had a long day so we called it a night after dinner. However, we heard several having a good time by the camp fire for quite a while.
Sunday morning was another early morning.....can't believe we made 3 in a row..... Lynne and Julian cooked thier famous donuts. They were delicious....it just doesn't get much better. We ended the weekend discussing what we all had done and making plans for next year.
What a fun weekend. Thanks to Matt for his planning. And to Jean, Connie, Kenny, and Andy for having us at Lake Pines.
It was now time to say travel safe and see ya down the road. Tom and I got ready to leave and pulled out about 1PM heading south.