Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Georgia– Fort Yargo State Park, Dillard and Auburn (Apalachee RV)

Again this year I stayed at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, GA for a while.  I was there the last week and a half of October.  Since I have blogged about it several times, I am not going to blog about it much. 

While there, I did get a new Smart phone.  So I had to try out the camera --



There are a lot of features on the camera, that I need to learn.  While the pictures are not as good as my other cameras, it is nice to have this available when I don’t have a real camera!

During my stay at Fort Yargo, I walked the 7 mile trail around the lake 4 times  (that’s where I took the pictures above) and I started visits to my Doctors!  I also meet a couple of friends for lunch.

For the month of November, I headed up to Dillard, GA which is about 15 minutes from where my mom lives.  While there, I not only visited with my mom, but I also continued my doctor visits.   I had thought about taking pictures while at the doctors, but never did.  I even thought about it while getting a new crown at the dentist –yuck!! 

Also, while there I cleaned out my RV.  I dumped ever cabinet, drawer and outside storage cabinet and got rid of a bunch of stuff that I was not using.  I took a couple of loads to my storage unit and gave some stuff to GoodWill and Habitat for Humanity. 

From Dillard, I wanted to head someplace warm, it had been colder than I like in the GA Mountains.  But first I headed to Auburn, GA where I had some work done on my RV.  Nothing big, just a long list of things I needed to get done.  I had the work done at Apalachee RV.  I would strongly suggest this place if you need any work done.  They are great to work with.  I stayed in their parking lot for 3 nights. 

auburn_apalachee_rvAbove is my RV next to one of the Varsity catering trucks inside the shop.  At first I thought they were coming to the shop to give us hot dogs, onion rings and frosty oranges (Most people familiar with Atlanta and/or Athens, GA will know what I mean!!), but nope they were getting their generator worked on. 

After everything was done, I made my way to Skidaway Island State Park for a week and a half and then on to Jekyll Island, which is where I am currently. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chattanooga, TN

I know, it’s hard to believe that I am behind once again in my blogging and  this time I can’t use the excuse that I took too many pictures! 

I stopped in Chattanooga, TN for a week in October.  I just missed the SouthEast Lazy Daze group by a couple of days.  One day I went to downtown and spent a few hours at the Chattanooga aquarium.  I was looking forward to my favorite display, the Leafy Sea Dragon.  But I couldn’t find them.  I found the Weedy Sea dragon, by no Leafy.  I found someone and asked and they said they had none!!!  Apparently these creatures are very fragile and can only be supplied to the aquarium by one supplier in Australia.  They are on the waiting list to get more.  I still enjoyed my time there.  Below are a few pictures I took while there--


The Giant Sea Crabs above were huge and I overheard one conversation discussing how they would make a good dinner of crab legs. 

They also have plants and I enjoyed the orchids.

Also while in Chattanooga, I went to the Enterprise South Nature Park several times.  They have several trails that you can combine to get a good walk in.  I walked from 2.5 to 5 miles.   The park was a TNT manufacturing facility between 1944 and 1977.  It was built to support WWII and then reactivated several times including during the Korean War and  Vietnam War.  Many of the dynamite bunkers can be seen from the trails, including the one below --

From Chattanooga, I headed back to Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, GA and then up to Dillard, GA.  My next blog will be about both of these stops.