Camping Again!

Sheba, a sweet, happy camper

Sheba, a sweet, happy camper

Another cold front!  Actually, it’s low 80’s with a great breeze, but that is cool for our area.  So we headed to nearby McKinney Campground on Lake Allatoona.

Our site over the lake

Our site over the lake

We’ve camped at this campground before, but not at this end.  When we were here before, a maintenance man told us that in summer it’s a lot cooler on “the point” due to the breezes.  He was right.  It’s lovely here!

We heard on the news that someone drowned here last weekend.  We didn’t hear whether it was an adult or child.

On our picture-taking walk this afternoon, we did not find a single flower.  Everything is varying shades of green.  But as always, I’m hoping to find mushrooms.  We’ll see!

Ron with Sheba rolling in the grass by one of the little swimming beaches.

Ron with Sheba rolling in the grass by one of the little swimming beaches.

Little Sunny had to stay in the trailer while we walked.  He simply can’t make it that far anymore.

I’m adding a flower picture that I posted in my last entry from Coleman Lake.  It is a little flower that got lost on the page.  So I removed the surrounding vegetation and am posting it full size so you can see the glory of it.  What a beautiful creation!

Exquisite!

Exquisite!

 

 

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20 Comments

  1. Mary Alice

     /  July 29, 2014

    The flower is like finding hidden jewels.

  2. Doesn’t it feel great to be camping again? Your posts always make me happy. Thanks, Sharon.

    • Judy, it’s so funny. We never do anything exciting, but we just love being out in beautiful places. And I love knowing that you are here with us–kind of! 🙂

  3. Lovely! John has been keeping me posted on your cold front. Enjoy!!!

    • This is the second one we’ve had…. and what a gift it is! This one should get us through until September, anyway!

  4. bonnie

     /  July 29, 2014

    Beautiful puppy.

    • Isn’t she gorgeous? 🙂

      She is in full shedding mode now, though, and I am amazed that she has any hair left after the bagfuls we’ve brushed out of her!

  5. Oh Sunny…..saddened as she’s your sweetheart! Many days and more…

    80s and campsite..yahoo! Happy dance…..have fun!!!

  6. We are trying to make the most of every day with Sunny. He is still a happy little guy who adores us, but he is also blind now. I am trying to cram lots of doggie joy into each of his days, and hope there will be lots of them! He still loves camping more than anything. 🙂

  7. Camping in cooler weather is much better than the humidity and heat. I can’t wait for this weather to pass.
    You always find these great lakes to park near.

    The flower is beautiful!

    • Georgia has a lot of Corps of Engineers parks — all on big lakes due to the dams. And all 1/2 off with a senior pass!

      I think that little lavender flower and the orange fringed orchard we saw at Coleman Lake are two of the prettiest wildflowers I’ve ever found. 🙂

  8. So smart of you to take advantage of this wonderful chill. I feel as you do that it will help us cope until September can bring some relief.
    Have fun and enjoy…

    • Thanks, Lynne. It is another unbelievably beautiful day today. The break in the weather could not have been more perfectly timed for us.

  9. Hi, I’m Celeste, hubby is Jacob, It is a joy to start camping again. After Cancer, (3 yrs for Jacob, 7 yrs for me) Just got our 1995 16′ Casita this wk. In fact, it’s joy to just “think” about camping again. I know I will enjoy saying hi to you all now and then

    • Welcome, Celeste! I think you will find your little Casita to be great medicine for both of you.

      Seriously, I read an article written by a doctor one time, and he said that when his patients got RVs, their health almost always improved because they were out in the fresh air and were more active and their attitudes usually became more positive.

      Congratulations to you and Jacob and hoping for your continued good health!

      Happy Trails to you! 🙂

  10. Horst

     /  July 30, 2014

    What a jewel of a campground….Sylvester seems to really be enjoying it…..as well as Ron and you!!!…mushrooms…did we find any??….flowers are also scarce down here..have a safe trip…Horst sends

    • Only dried out dead mushrooms and wilted flowers so far! But some gorgeous fawns!

  11. Rush

     /  August 1, 2014

    Love your dog. 🙂 A beautiful picture of the flower! I have seen it before, but don’t know what it is called?

    • Rush, Sheba is a beauty and so very sweet and anxious to please. She is an Aussie/Lab mix. Fortunately for us, she is small for her breed, around 42 pounds.

      She has a lot more energy than we do, though, and she takes us for walks to make sure we get our exercise. 😀

      I do not know the name of the flower. I did some web searches, but wasn’t successful in identifying it. I love the way the unfolded petal is curled up inside those little pods and the way the bottoms of the petals are so sweetly ragged.

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