Whitetail Ridge

My favorite little camping buddy.  Sunny coming out of his sweater.

My favorite little camping buddy. Sunny coming out of his sweater.

Carla and Jerry stopped by this morning to say goodbye on their way into Montgomery to see some of the historical sites.

Our site at Whitetail Ridge

Our site at Whitetail Ridge

I had fallen asleep last night and slept like a rock –until around 12:00 a.m.  Then I couldn’t get back to sleep until around 5:30 this morning.  So I had a bit of trouble getting up and moving this morning.  When they stopped by to say goodbye, I stumbled outside looking pretty disheveled.

Waterfront access behind our site

Waterfront access behind our site

I sure hope they don’t remember me that way!

We were planning to go to one of the COE campgrounds farther south, but ended up deciding on Whitetail Ridge on West Point Lake.  I’m glad we did.  This place is gorgeous!!!

We are surrounded on three sides by water, so get to see the sun set over the lake, and also enjoy the afterglow reflected off the clouds and water behind our trailer.

Looking down the road from our site

Looking down the road from our site

It’s a little cool for camping.  I think we might head into town tomorrow and see if we can find an inexpensive screen room with a wind break so we can enjoy sitting outside while we are here.

Fiery sunset across the loop

Fiery sunset across the loop

The sunset reflected in the clouds and on the water behind our trailer.

The sunset reflected in the clouds and on the water behind our trailer.



  1. Marcia GB

     /  November 8, 2013

    This may be a good time of year to find a screen room on sale. Your site looks gorgeous; you find the best places to camp! Stay warm.

    • It’s a beautiful place and cheap with our senior discount. 🙂

      I saw an inexpensive screen room on the Walmart website that has good reviews. We plan to drive to Valley, AL (closest Walmart) tomorrow and pick it up there.

  2. Fabulous photos! I hope you campsite is as deserted as it looks. Sunny’s looking very dashing even though he’s only half-clothed. Hope our paths will cross soon!

    • I asked the guy at the gate for site recommendations. This one is his favorite because it is on the water and also faces toward the woods. It does feel private!

    • p.s. Hope our paths cross soon, too! 🙂

  3. love the doggy He seems so well behaved. Have fun camping

    • Sunny is a sweetie and is no trouble at all when we are camping.

      Sheba is sometimes another story. 🙂

  4. Great looking campground. Will have to look it up for the bucket list. Glad you had a good time at Gunter Hill. Looking forward to being there in March.

    • Jerry, we went by the sites you have reserved at Gunter Hill. They are very nice. Would be no trouble at all doubling up on them if you get an overflow crowd.

      Whitetail Ridge is marvelous. We stayed on the first loop years ago and were not impressed. But this one is superb!

  5. Sunny wears his sweaters like Fred. HAHA
    I bought my screen room from Walmart on line because they didn’t have it in the store. Need to pick up something to block the wind yet. Might just use painters drop cloths or tarps.
    Have fun with the screen room.

    • Jo, I checked online and a Walmart 23 miles from here has the screen room in stock. We will probably also wing it with a tarp for wind or rain for the time being. It won’t look very impressive, but this is a pretty laid-back campground and I think it will be okay.

      Looking forward to being able to sit out of the wind!

  6. Love your pictures, especially Sunny and the last two! Looks like you have scored another exceptional site.

    Enjoy the beauty!

    • Thanks, Lynne. Little Sunny is my baby. I love it when people say nice things about him! 🙂

      It’s supposed to be cold tomorrow, then decent for a few days, then get really cold. We will probably leave a day early to escape the cold. But I’m so glad we grabbed this time while we could!

  7. cozybegone

     /  November 9, 2013

    Another spot with a view…on both sides too! Not the same not seeing you out there this morning…we’ve had a change of guard! Sure going to miss you being my neighbor!!! Xo

    • I’ve still never quite gotten used to looking out the Casita’s windows and seeing people I’ve enjoyed camping with replaced by others. Actually, I haven’t gotten used to camping friends flowing in and out of my life so quickly. It seems like they are supposed to stay “just a little bit longer.” 🙂

      I miss you, too! But I am certain we will meet again. Looking forward to your photos from Ft. Pickens! 🙂

  8. What a terrific site….those photos are top notch…glad you Guys are having a great time….Safe Journey…Horst sends

    • Horst, my photos are point and shoot and sometimes I get lucky! But I sure appreciate your compliments. 🙂

      I am looking out my Casita’s dining room windows over a placid lake reflecting late fall colors — and dreaming of never having to go home again. 🙂

      Horst sends… still my favorite sign-off ever!

  9. lovely photos!

  10. After opening up the screen room today found out it isn’t rain proof. But they have spray and I also will put a tarp over the tip when putting it up to act as a rain bonnet. Maybe you are looking at a different one anyway there are so many to choose from.

    • Jo, I decided to wait till we get home and order one from Amazon. Instead of buying an expensive one, I will buy a fairly inexpensive one and use a tarp for rain or wind protection.

      I have used that waterproofing silicone spray before and it does help.

      I would REALLY like the small 10′ x 10′ Paha Que model, but I don’t want to spend that kind of money right now.

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