After a very busy and slightly hair raising drive through and around Atlanta, Emma and I reached our destination of the COE McKinney Campground in Acworth, GA. My goodness there were a lot of truckers on the road this morning! It was as crowded on the road as any other good sized city, and Jack-in-the-Box did an excellent job of getting me through the melee.
As I drove the 110 miles, I made up my mind to go with site #64 that I had originally reserved. I value privacy and quietness over the sardine packed ambiance of a lake front site I guess, and it would be hard for any of the first come first served sites to compare with the site I had at Holiday with my own private little beach.
I did, however, begin to wonder about the quietness of this site as I arrived to pull in. Tenters on my right had the most God awful music (?) deafeningly blaring from a large boom box. Thankfully, their time was up today, so by the time I was set up, they had packed up and left.
Getting into this site was a bit of a challenge, but I took a deep breathe and jockeyed the rig in. I was so proud of myself that I had to hit my EASY button! (That was Easy!!) And I stopped just in time to miss crashing into a big pine tree at the back of the site. Sometimes, things just go right.
I had to set up my trucker’s antenna and amplifier as the Sprint reception wasn’t the greatest. Then I decided to give the DISH a try. There was one little patch of blue sky to the left, and believe it or not I locked onto the signal in near record time. What good omens for my six day stay here.
I took a little walk around the area, and only found one wildflower blooming. With 88* and high humidity, it’s more like summer than spring in this part of Georgia.
Since I’ll only be here six days, I debated about setting up the Hard Rock Bird Café, but I heard some tufted titmice in the woods so I put up one feeder.
It usually takes about a week for birds to find my feeders, but in two shakes of a lambs tale a titmouse arrived! He must have spread the word because in a very short time several Carolina chickadees stopped by. As Emma and I sat outside after all the set up was done, we had more than two dozen birds zipping in and out for a snack. Amazing.
I’ll be visiting Acworth tomorrow as I need to get some Iams dog food for Emma. I may even visit an art museum while I’m there. That would be a first. I have to tell you that the other reason I like this site is that whenever I step outside the rig, the wonderful smell of pine greets me.
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy