Monday, June 6, 2022

Oconee State Park Camping Trip

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We decided on a spur of the moment decision to go camping. We have been trying to go camping for 2 months but circumstances (car and camper work) didn’t allow us to go sooner. When my in-laws texted that they were camping there and invited us to go visit them, we jumped on the chance to go there. It didn’t take long to pack up the camper and get things in order to head that way.

We left at 8:30 Tuesday morning and stopped in Walhalla for antique shopping and lunch. We had lunch at The Kountry Kupboard which was good. I didn’t realize until after we ate that they charged extra to use a credit card (even though there weren’t any signs that stated this). We got to the campground around 1 pm and got on site #52 easily. It didn’t take us long to get situated and then we walked around the campground before relaxing until dinner time. Nancy and Ray invited us over for tacos and we had a great time visiting with them.

On Wednesday, we walked around the campground and did a short hike to the waterwheel. We had to stay close for our UMNA Grants Committee zoom meeting. At 1:15 pm we used the free internet at the office to get on our zoom meeting which went well. By then it was time to relax until dinner again. We had cream cheese and jelly sandwiches and salads for lunch and dinner. We walked a lot around the campground during the day.

On Thursday we walked again after breakfast and then talked Nancy into going on a hike with us. She took us in her golf cart to the trailhead and we hiked the Chestnut trail. After lunch, we decided to do the lake hike which was beautiful. We could hear the thunder a lot but it didn’t rain on us. Then for dinner, we brought bratwurst, sauerkraut, buns, and chips to Nancy and Ray’s site for dinner. It is so much fun visiting them!

On Friday morning, after Don had coffee and oatmeal, we packed up and headed home. We got home just before there was a severe thunderstorm in our area.

Things I Learned:
  • I need to bring Powerade zero as well as regular Powerade to drink.
  • I need to freeze more block ice.
  • I pack too many clothes.
  • I always have a good time when we are together, it doesn’t matter where we are.
Original photo by Pat Hensley

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