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Old 04-24-2020, 07:04 PM   #1
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Well.... we're going camping. Leaving out Monday (maybe Sunday)
A little campground about 100 miles from us but still in North GA. With full hookups so we can maintain our distance (the bathhouse is closed anyway). It's our favorite spot, we've been there many, many times.
We're gonna set-up by the pond, gonna stay a week and do some grillin', chillin' and a little fishin'. I am so looking forward to the campfire and the crickets.

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Which campground you headed to? I live in TN, my sister in S. GA so we sometimes look for places we can meet up half-way.
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Old 04-26-2020, 04:05 PM   #3
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Long Ridge Campground. Just outside Hiawassee GA. https://www.longridgecampground.com/
It's small, friendly and very nice. Tucked up into the top of a hollow with trees and a pond. The owners are really the greatest. Tell 'em Alan and Penny sent ya.

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APD, is that short for Atl. Police, say it and had to ask, I am ex/retired LEO myself, I looked at Lone Ridge Campground, looks really nice, is there a list of camp grounds like this in Ga. I have been limited to COE grounds and like the private sites better, Thanks
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No APD is my initials. Not a retired LEO but I have rode a few miles in a police car, couldn't see out very well from back there..
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Long Ridge is very quiet and serene place. No pool, no playground just the NGA woods. Not everyone's cup of tea but we make our own "peaceful" fun so it suits us.
I'm not aware of a decent listing of private CG's in GA. I usually look on Google maps for a place I wanna go then choose the "nearby" button to look for a campground that's close by.
Besides Long Ridge we like Country Oaks near St Mary's on the other end of the state. And there's lot's in between.
We are lucky to live in Georgia with some of the most beautiful state parks in the world and a great website to help choose.
We are "shunpikers" and avoid interstate's like a virus. We love us some backroads and that affects our camping choices and our likes and dislikes.

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Raining here....
That rain on the camper roof is telling me it's time for a nice little nappy..
For those who are not camping, here's the next best:
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We decided to camp a ways up the hollar from the pond. It was a peaceful and relaxing week in the mountains.....

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We're going again. This Sunday we're going to a state park nearby (about 100 miles) for three days or so. Was really surprised at the booking page! The state parks here are doing a booming business. The site we wanted only had three nights available!
Unfortunately, we are taking the campervan this trip as I wanted to try out a new shower. But we are gonna scout for the next FF trip while we're in the mountains.

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Leaving in the morning for Starvation Res. in eastern utah.. Looking forward to it. It's our first trip this year.
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Old 06-17-2020, 03:11 PM   #10
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Cool Seismo! We're going again too!
But not until next month. The week after the Fourth we're heading up to Table Rock in SC for a few days. Might luck up on a little mountain apple shine while we're in the hills.
Wish we were closer to Utah. Mighty pretty out there......

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Planning a trip or maybe two in July. Possibles are Teddy Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota by Medora ND and over the the Custer National Battleground to look around as never been there.......also a stop at Devils Towers.
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The "Social Distancing" issue (as well as other COVID-19 aspects) has had little impact on our current camping trip. The restrooms are open for use (except for shower facilities) and are being cleaned twice a day by the campground manager. Signs are posted requiring the use of face masks (if older than are 5) when more than one person is in the restroom. It's a simple requirement and have no problem complying with it and it seems like most everyone else is in compliance too! I'll admit that I do miss the casual chatting that used to be a regular part of being out in public (especially while at campgrounds). Sure we can still do it but the masks and 6+ feet of SD suck some the enjoyment out of it. Nevertheless I try to comply. It's the right thing to do!
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Completed the trip to Medora ND & Teddy Roosevelt National Park, to the Custer Battleground just south of Hardin Wyoming and into the Black Hills of South Dakota near the end of the 80th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The ONLY place masks were mandated were in Wyoming when entering a store...no place else. Overall on the trip and places stayed/stopped at, less than 10% of the people wore masks and most had the appearance of east/west coast tourists* (?)

*Tourists are easy to spot ... they are totally confused, don't know where they are going, or where they have been and often no idea where they are either.

And that is why I'm just a traveler ... not a tourist! LOL
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Great trips!
Our trip to Table Rock was great as well. We're going again in a few days to SD camp. Haven't decided just where yet but someplace within a couple hundred miles. Probably Tennessee.
Then in October we're heading up to Cherokee NC for a little gathering of about 40 or 50 of our fellow vanners at a little CG. There will be guidelines in place so we'll have to see how that pans out.
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The only time ever used 'campground showers/rest rooms' was the years when tent camping.
Since purchasing the camper, have NEVER ONCE used those campground facilities. We always use the bath/shower in the camper. I laugh when seeing a line waiting outside a campground shower facility when those people could use the one they hauled behind their tow vehicle. :-I
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