Friday, December 11, 2009

End of October and November

It seems like I’m always behind in posting to the blog, but I’m still here!

I went to the Smokies in Tennessee for a week in October.  I have camped a good bit in the Great Smokey Mountain National park over the last 15 years or so.  This time I stayed in Walland, TN.  I had hoped to see some fall color, but saw some color that I didn’t expect -


Yep, I went to see the colorful leaves and saw snow instead.  Actually the snow was only at the higher elevations.  I missed the peak season for leaves, but a few days later I went to Chattanooga, TN and drove to Cloudland Canyon for the day.

It was beautiful!!  While in Chattanooga, I also went to the Tennessee Aquarium.  I enjoy aquariums.  One of my favorites is the Leafy Sea Dragon.   I’m also a fan of the Jellyfish.

After this, I finally made my way back to Georgia.  My plan was to stay fairly close to Athens so I could visit some friends and go to a few appointments.  I stayed at Watson Mill Bridge State Park, but unfortunately the second day I was there I got the stomach virus that was going around and didn’t do much for a few days.  A great advantage of being sick in the RV is it is only a few steps from the sofa to the toilet!  Towards the end of the week, I did get out and do some hiking and saw a few friends.  The picture below is of the covered bridge in the park. 


After Watson Mill, I headed up to the mountains.  I stayed in Dillard, GA, which is about 15 minutes from where my mom lives.  I had planned on doing some of the RV maintenance that I had gotten to, but I didn’t do much.  I am going to have to figure out a plan to get everything done.  Maybe just plan on spending one day a month doing maintenance?? 

I am now on Sanibel Island in Florida.  I will post about this later.