Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

A Sunny Day Outing

Last week Mike and I found an opening in all the rain we've been having and decided to check out an area nearby on Lake Martin.

We left the campground and traveled northwest for about 45 minutes to Alexander City, Alabama.  This is where Windcreek State Park is located.... sitting right on the banks of Lake Martin.

Lake Martin is located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama.  It is a 44,000 acre lake with over 750 miles of wooded shoreline.
It is one of the largest man made lakes in the U.S.   A noted recreation area that sees swimming, boating, camping and lots of nature.  The shores are lined with, not only a state park, but many beautiful homes.
                           

This is taken from an rv site



It will take another trip there to be able to see all that it has to offer.                        

Our purpose for this trip was not only to get out and do something after so many rainy days but to explore the state park campground for a future stay.
                           



Out home base is in Auburn, Alabama at Chewacla State Park where we have full hookups and a monthly rate.   Our son lives in Auburn and it is also very close to our doctors and Mike's physical therapy.   We have been tethered to this area because of this.  I have to see my doctor every 3 months for another year and then I can go every 6 months.  My doctor is located in Lagrange, Georgia.  So we have to be in this area quite often.

Now enters football season!!  Football is very big here in Auburn.   This is the home of Auburn University and the Auburn Tigers.  This year there will be some huge home games.    Two of those being Georgia and Alabama.  We have found out, the hard way, that every campsite is booked and also outrageously priced during football season.  They even raise the price for RV storage during that time.  So we are scoping out alternatives for this time since we want to be nearby for Thanksgiving.   Windcreek is a good possibility.

Windcreek is a huge state park and they offer full hookups and monthly rates November thru February.   It is also a wildlife sanctuary.  We were told there are even some bald eagles nesting in the sanctuary.  Unfortunately, we didn't see them on this trip.

So our trip yielded a nice outing and a great possibility for a November stay.

                       
The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaims His handiwork.
Psalm 19: 1

5 comments:

  1. I never heard of a state park having a monthly rate. Is that true of most SPs in GA? It looks lovely. The bald eagles caught my eye!

    Love your verse under the sunset. Perfect.

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  2. Another magnificent find ..great photos really like the last one.thanks for sharing..safe travels. Horst sends

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  3. Love the photos. Yes, God's creation is something to behold and never ceases to create awe and wonder in me. I take way too many photos because I want to capture it all. Sometimes I just have to stop and enjoy...

    I hadn't given any thought at all to what state parks and rv parks would be like during football season in certain states. Interesting.

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  4. This looks beautiful! We know we want to see more areas of Alabama, so this may be a future spot for us!
    Love the pictures and of course, the scripture! ❤

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  5. We have stayed in that state park, but only for a few days. Great place to spend some time.

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