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Old 02-21-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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We camped this past weekend

We took the TT and went to Chattahoochee Bend State Park, located at Newnan GA.

we sold our popup in January, and bought a 2 owner 2003 Skyline Layton Scout 250. our hopes are at least one weekend trip a month, with a weeklong trip our anniversary weekend in Nov.

I did an upload on campground reviews over in the georgia section of the forum on the park. hope everyone enjoys reading the reviews. i usually do a write up on our trips....

we left out early Friday morning, since DW got the day off. we arrived at the park before lunch and got checked. we recently bought the family membership to Friends of Ga State Parks. For $75 we got: 2 free nights camping, 2 annual parking passes, entrance to all Ga Historic sites for up to 6 Adults, 10% discounts on all future state park camping and visitor center purchases, and $10 off on 2 Adult Tickets on the SAM Railroad excursion from Cordele to Plains GA. So 2 nights camping and parking would have cost us $61, so we spent and extra $14 for the Jan trip to Red Top Mtn.

So when we camped last weekend, it cost us $50. An $11 dollar savings, and then the souvenirs we bought were 10% off as well, so it's already paid for itself! I highly recommend anyone who is going to camp at least 3 times in Georgia's state parks or visit any of the Historic Sites, to buy the membership!

ok, so back to the weekend. We were set up and relaxing in about 30 minutes, much less time than it took with the pop up! Sandwiches for lunch, and we hiked the trail up to the visitor center. Having downloaded the geocache locations for the park, we attempted to find the one located there, but we were not successful. Too tired from the 2+ mile hike, knowing we had to hike back we didn't spend a lot of time looking.

Steaks on the grill for supper, and an apple crisp in the dutch oven for dessert. We tend to get to bed a little earlier when we camp, and rise a little earlier.

Saturday morning, bacon and eggs for breakfast, and a drive back up to the visitor center. we did go back out and find the geocache, and picked up some souvenir T shirts. back to camp for a few bottles of water and some snacks, and we drove down to the river parking and hiked the trail along the Chattahoochee River. 2 miles up and we found the second geocache. It started raining so we made our way back down the trail to the truck. The trails are very well maintained, but got very slippery when wet. DW slipped and wound up with a muddy seat!

Supper that night was barbequed ribs in the dutch oven. with left over apple crisp! rained all night, so we slept well! Up sunday morning around 9:30, breakfast and take down and we left just before noon.

all in all, a good weekend. we recommend this park for a relaxing getaway!

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Sounds like a great weekend. We had rain/wind/and more rain. Couldn't get away. Also temps in the 40's. Hope to get a couple of nights during spring break.

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We got out also, grandson didn't want to go but we made him come anyway. Boy, did he have a bad attitude!.
Lots of wind and rain, took the awning in a couple of times. Took one of our cats for a walk on a leash, saw two deer and one awning wrapped up over the rig!
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Hi Chaz, sounds like you had a great time. I'll have to put that park on my "to stay at" list for future reference. I've stayed at one of the COE parks further down in LaGrange but would like to the one where you stayed. It sounds great.
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Camping this weekend with the 2 grand kids , breaking in the flagstaff
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I am so envious of you that go to go camping this weekend. Sounds like you had a great time.

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