Monday, July 31, 2017

Mountain Mindset

Sunday morning worship consisted of an easy hike to the Anna Ruby falls in the Chattahoochee National Forest.

Continuing our journey northeast, we had a great barbecue lunch on the patio with Solo at Moe's Original BBQ in Asheville. A gorgeous ride through the Smokies took us to Hungry Mother State Park for a campfire and popcorn dinner. It was nice to sleep with the windows open and enjoy still of the night.

Virginia is two for two on our most appreciated campsites list.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

A Day at Camp

The fresh, cool mountain morning air was a welcome treat from the ghastly hot temps in SWFL. We made a full breakfast and worked it off with a couple of hikes. One easy trek with Solo and a heartier one without Solo.

Our surroundings were so beautiful we just relaxed at camp all day. We broke out the deck of cards and played 500 rummy, crazy eights and the most fun of all: spades!

Dinner included shrimp on the barbie, grits in the pressure cooker, and a delightful green salad. And of course toasted marshmallows for dessert!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Unicoi State Park

Helen GA is a little Alpine village in the Appalachians. There is a lovely state park and plenty of outdoor activities for family fun. Steph told us about this area and we were lucky to get a campsite for a couple of nights

Friday, July 28, 2017

470 Mile Markers Later

Florida is a big state!

Morning has Broken

And so we begin another journey north. Florida summer camping is not for the unadventurous. We stayed at a favorite state park off of I-75 for the first night. It is rich with nature and critters large and small. Friday morning greeted us with this sweet little family pictured. Paynes Prairie Preserve is a special spot and a convenient respite as we head out of the FL heat.