Monday, May 10, 2010

Making Our Way To Northeast Georgia

We didn’t get underway until 11:30 AM yesterday.  The weather was just right for traveling, nice and sunny with temperatures in the high sixties.  The trip was just the way we like them – uneventful.  It took us four hours to make the three hour trip as we moseyed along taking our time.  We stopped at the Georgia Welcome Center to grab some brochures for the Northeast corner of the state (where we’ll be for the next couple of months).

McKinney Corps of Engineers Campground is located on Lake Allatoona in Acworth, Georgia and has some very nice large sites right on the waterfront.  Each site has water and 50 amp electric and, with our “Old Geezers Pass”, they are only $13 a night.  Sights that are not on the waterfront would have been $11 (two bucks extra for the view).

  Our Camp Site The View From Our Window

We took a short walk around our section of the campground (the campground is huge) and then sat outside in our chairs enjoying the view across the lake with a couple of margaritas in hand.  We could see our old friend, Red Top Mountain (just right of center in the photo below), where we used to hike every evening when we lived in Georgia back in 2004.  We thought that we were going to see a really gorgeous sunset but the clouds all disappeared before the sun went down, however, it was still pretty.

Sunset Ove Lake Allatoona

If you find yourself passing through the Atlanta, Georgia area plan on stopping by the McKinney Campground – you’d probably enjoy spending a few days.  Next time we come through, that’s just what we’ll be doing – it’s a beautiful lake and a beautiful campground.

Today we’ll continue our journey to Tallulah Falls.  It should only be a two and a half hour trip but, who knows what mischief we’ll get into along the way.  See tomorrow from Tallulah Gorge State Park where we’ll be volunteering in the Visitor’s Center.  If you’re passing through, be sure and stop by to say, “Hi”.

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