Travel Journal – July 1, 2015
When making my reservations for my Georgia stay, I wasn’t entirely sure when I would be arriving or how long I would be staying. I did know I wanted to secure the Fourth of July Holiday due to the demand. My friend Cheryl, had suggested the Petersburg campground, which is an Army Corp of Engineers property. When I booked it, even months in advance I had trouble including the weekends. It’s a very popular spot on Clarks Hill Lake. I finally jockied the dates and sites around and secured the two week period from July 7th through the 20th. I then found a nice Campground which is on the same lake, but the other side in South Carolina. Score! I was able to book the July Fourth Week at Modoc Campground.
Since Jagger and I ended up arriving in Georgia June 24th, I had to scramble to find additional stays to match our need. Hence the week stay here at Aiken. It turned out to be a pretty quiet camp, once I found it and settled in, but today we are moving to Modoc Campground. There we will be staying a week before moving to our Petersburg camp.
Our drive is the best, uneventful. It’s only a hour and a half when we pull up to the Gate. I meet the Hostess at the window. A very talkative lady displaying all the southern hospitality you would expect. For the life of me I can’t remember her name, I didn’t write it down 😦 Maybe Cheryl can chime in here, if she remembers. She visited this campground several times for barbeques and just to enjoy the lake.
When I pull up to campsite #7, I am first taken back on the beautiful view. It’s right on the lake, as are all of the sites here. Most of the sites are huge and very private.
I next notice the place where I must park the Coach. I can’t even describe it. After many tries at leveling in between trees, I park with one set of tire up on a number of blocks. Don’t ask me how I jockied that one, because I probably couldn’t repeat it. We are in fact level though and we have a wonderful view of the lake.
As the sun sets on our first night here, I again find myself admiring God’s Creation in front of my home, overlooking the most syrene place you can imagine. I could never afford a view like this, but here I am tonight on the lake.
Until next time, Safe Travels…Gary
More Photos: Modoc Campground