Day 1 Partly cloudy and 85 degrees Left home at 8:30 AM EDT, arrived Red Top Mountain SP in Cartersville, GA at 6:30 EDT PM rode 565 miles
It was a bit of a tearful farewell this AM, from both of us. I kept reminding Sandy that I had an empty back seat and I would do all of the driving, but that didn’t work and I left alone. The quote on the back of my camper says it all for me. By the way, have you ever left on a long trip and had that nagging thought that you’ve forgotten something? Well, I didn’t get that feeling. I’m sure tho that something will come up that I’ve forgotten, will have to just make do. Rain hit just before I got to Lake City and stayed with me until I reached Valdosta, I knew there would be some dicey weather as a front was rolling through. It did clear up after lunch and after a quick look at my weather app, it looks like clear sailing ahead. My original stop was at High Falls SP in GA, but it was 4 PM and I didn’t want to stop that early so headed on to Plan B, even tho that meant traversing Atlanta at five o’clock in the afternoon. It was easy sailing into downtown but going out of town was a different story, fortunately there were no accidents and while we had a lot of stop and go’s we finally made it. I then stopped for the night at Red Top Mountain SP in Cartersville, this will make for a real easy day tomorrow. The hosts, Michael and Jennifer Welsh, were so pleasant when I checked in after hours. They brought their 25 lb cat, Jake, by to pay me a visit later in the evening. Here are a couple of views from my campsite.
The sunset was the last thing I saw before getting to sleep.