Last Day at West Point Lake

This is the section where we camped in the Aliner on a previous trip here.  It's steep and difficult to back into -- but beautiful!

This is the section where we camped in the Aliner on a previous trip here. It’s steep and difficult to back into — but nicely private.

We had expected thunderstorms today.  But a cloudy morning turned into a beautiful, warm, partly sunny afternoon.  What a wonderful last day of camping before going home.

Baby leaves

Baby leaves

Keeping Sheba penned and Sunny leashed seems to work best at keeping both dogs happy.  And happy dogs make us happy campers!  🙂

Rather than a wordy post tonight, I’ll just post some of the photos I took today.  Hope you enjoy them.

Beargrass (yucca) flower stalks emerging

Beargrass (yucca) flower stalks emerging

Carpet of flowers at one of the campsites

Carpet of flowers at one of the campsites

Entrance to upper loop

Entrance to upper loop

Flowers in a flower.  I'm guessing the large outer petals are actually sepals.

Flowers in a flower. I’m guessing the large outer petals are actually sepals.

The goose family I also photographed yesterday

The goose family I also photographed yesterday

I was eating ripe blackberries in Florida last week.  Here they are still immature.

I was eating ripe blackberries in Florida last week. Here they are still immature.

Little flower gems

Little flower gems

I think this is Chinese privet

I think this is Chinese privet

I don't know what these are, but they are beautiful.

I don’t know what these are, but they are beautiful.

A good book... one of camping's greatest pleasures.

A good book… one of camping’s greatest pleasures.

Thistle flowers.

Thistle flowers. Beautiful!

The Casita that was here yesterday left this morning, so we didn't get to meet the owners.

The Casita that was here yesterday left this morning, so we didn’t get to meet the owners.

Yellow clover

Yellow clover

Day's end

Day’s end. Not a stunning sunset, but nice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. EmilyO

     /  April 30, 2013

    I think I have that same picture of the campsite with the long drive, when I was there 3/16/08 and the site I stayed in is not too far away. I loved it there. Besides pictures and good memories to take with me I brought home my first (and only) case of traveling ants. They stayed with me for months and was still getting rid of them when I got home! I thought I had pulled my electrical cord up off the ground, but apparently it had slipped. You brought back some great memories of that area.

    • It must be the time of year, but I have not see a single ant at our campsite here. I have left bowls of dog food out all day. I have seen ant hills on our walks, though.

      The only places I have ever had bug problems were cockroaches at Doll Mountain COE in north Georgia (the woods were infested with them), and ants at Lake Seminole a couple of years ago. We didn’t get any in our trailer when we visited there a couple of weeks ago, though.

      I am so glad that the post brought back good memories. I love it when I read blogs about places I’ve enjoyed. It lets me “go” there again. 🙂

  2. Such beauty you captured…Ron looks to be in his element. That’s one steep back in…aren’t we glad we have tiny campers :O) Liking the beargrass! Travel safe…be thinking of you on the highway today!

    • Even with a tiny camper those back sites are a bear. We noticed scrapes on all of those steep driveways where the rear end of trailers or RVs had scraped the back of their rigs on the pavement.

      The Aliner didn’t have a problem with that. Not sure I would try my older Casita without a highrise axle and with 14″ tires on it. The back sits pretty low as it is!

      It’s nice to know that you will be thinking of us today! 🙂

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