Leaving Amity

Sun glowing through trees after the rain

Sun glowing through trees after the rain

Amity COE is probably the most beautiful campground we’ve ever enjoyed.  But when there was no one else in our loop over the weekend — and only a handful of campers in other loops, we were starting to miss people.

Little Sunny enjoying camping.  :)

Little Sunny enjoying camping. 🙂

We left Amity around 3:00 and pulled into FDR State Park around 4:00 this afternoon.  After a fast set up, we headed back toward town to pick up KFC — and Almond Joy ice cream cones at LuBelle’s Ice Cream Parlor.  What a treat!

We got back to FDR amidst a drenching downpour.  It’s still too soggy and drizzly to take pictures here, so I’ll post a few of my final shots from the Alabama side of West Point Lake.

By the boat launch

By the boat launch

We are planning to tour FDR’s Little White House tomorrow.

Upstream of the dam

Upstream of the dam

Downstream from the dam

Downstream from the dam

A glimpse of the dam machinery

A glimpse of the dam machinery



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  1. Looks wonderful. Been home three d days, and already I’m itching to had out again. Love your blog.

    • We are dreading going home which is why we booked 3 nights here! We would love to just run away from home. I think! 🙂

      I am really puzzled why you love my blog. When I compare your adventures with our little trips, ours seem so boring! But thank you so much!

      • Why do I love your blog? That’s pretty easy. First, you are the only person I ‘know’ who glue for a walk in the wood with a camera, grabs a bunch of weeds and fungi, take a photo, then goes home and make dinner out of it. While I realize that it’s not unique, it always entertains me.

        Plus, I really love the fact that you are always willing to tackle a big , involved project on your Casita.

        Sure, we have different calling styles, but I hope that someday we’ll find ourselves parked next to you at a southern COE campground. It will give Jezzy two new friends to bark at.

        Keep on camping!

        • Ah! Your reply made my day! Looking forward to the time when we find ourselves next door camping neighbors!

  2. Cool! Love FDR SP. We always stopped at that KFC after a backpacking trip. Nothing tasted better.

    Miles and miles of really fine hiking up on Pine Mountain (which I know you know). Should be shady and cool up there as opposed to the flatlands. Summer is here. Ugh.

    Look forward to your further adventures!

    P.S. Does Sunny ever take a bad picture?

    • We are planning to take advantage of those trails. Won’t be as ambitious as before, but just being out on them will be great.

      The treats you brought Sunny make giving him his eye drops a lot easier. He knows he will get one of them when he is a good boy, so he is almost anxious for me to treat his eyes!

      Thanks again! 🙂

  3. EmilyO

     /  May 12, 2014

    Ahhhhh, peace and quiet.

  4. Ruth Ann

     /  May 12, 2014

    Almond joy ice Cream! I’ll be right over!

    • Too late. I savored every single molecule of the whole cone! 😀

  5. Marsha

     /  May 12, 2014

    Camping, cones and chicken. Summer activities at their finest. We haven’t been out yet, but will soon.

    • Oh, Marsha! I’m so glad you will be getting out soon! Hope it is so wonderful for you that you forget the long wait! 🙂

  6. I found West Point Lake on Google Maps and came up with a theory about the few campers. If the main draw is fishing, the large population surrounding Atlanta would not have a fishing license that ‘s valid on the AL side of the lake. And the AL side is not close to a large city. Of course it could be lots of other things.
    All new territory to us!

    • Lynne, our Georgia fishing licenses are honored on the Alabama side, so that’s not it. It is the strangest thing because Amity is incredibly gorgeous — prettier with larger campsites than those on the Georgia side. Especially the loop we were in. We were in site 91.

      Of course, I’m truly delighted it wasn’t crowded so we could reserve all the time we wanted. 🙂

  7. cozybegone

     /  May 12, 2014

    You need to always be on the road…I so feel your excitement and you are the best story teller! Fried chicken and ice cream…hell yes!

  8. I sure hope the weather dries up for you. Trying to decide what to do the wind seems to be a real problem with camping for me. :~(P

    • Jo, we are supposed to get a break in the rain for a couple of days. I am so glad!

  9. MarciaGB

     /  May 13, 2014

    Lotta *dam* pictures here 😉

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