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Monday, July 5, 2010

July 5th

Well, the Fourth of July Weekend has come and gone!!!!!!! All in all, we really had a great group of campers this entire weekend. Everybody did their separate activities, the folks at the trading post showed another movie last night and Callaway Gardens had their firework show over the beach and lake. We expected folks to come back hyped up from the fireworks but they weren’t. Folks just settled in for a quiet evening around the campfire or watching tv. It was an incredibly quiet weekend for an almost full campground.

Today Gerri & I cleaned the campsite areas and what fire rings we could and just settled in for a peaceful afternoon. It is nice to have only about a dozen campers after a busy long weekend.DSC_3177 DSC_3170

I’ve included some pics of sites in the more primitive area as we got them ready for the next camper. DSC_3173DSC_3171 DSC_3178 I even took some more pics of the lake area as the sun was climbing up the trees near sunset. DSC_3182 I am still playing with my camera and learning some different modes of taking pics, and it is a work in progress.

Hope all of you had a great Fourth of July weekend ….. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Those are great pictures, Mike and Gerri. Enjoy a few days of relaxation before you get busy again next weekend!

  2. Glad your 4th went off without problems at the CG. Your pics of the lake and reflections are awesome. Nice work!

    Have a great week ahead.

  3. Beautiful pics, it looks like a great park!


  4. I'm glad you had a peaceful holiday week-end and that things are back to normal. I know it can get pretty busy when the cg's are full.

  5. I really enjoyed the pics of the campground. I empathize with your camera trials and tribulations. :)

  6. Nice job on the pictures of the lake and the reflections. The campers who get your site are very lucky indeed!

  7. Love the reflection of the trees in the water! Are the leaves yellow already, or is that the sun shining on the leaves? Beautiful either way!


  8. Those are some good pics mom :-)

  9. So glad your Fourth of July duties were pleasant...

    We hid out on some private land instead of a busy campground. Avoided the crowds as best we could that way. Easier on our dogs without having fireworks going off all over the park like some places we have been to in the past.

    Karen and Steve
    (Our Blog) RVing: Small House... BIG Backyard


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