Moving on – to Bainbridge, GA and Miss Journey Has WA St License Tabs

3/3/15 Tuesday in Bainbridge, GA (Eastbank Campground-COE)

Don’t let the title fool you – Our little campground is very near Chattahoochee,FL, NW of Tallahassee. Since it’s a big trip for us we left early, at 7:40. We love when long trips are mostly on the freeway, with few intersections to possibly get wrong. Unless you’re near a big city they’re not so crowded either, especially if you’re traveling at 60 mph like we do. Naturally leaving this early entails commuter traffic too. Foggy this morning as well. I’ll have to say: Florida does roads well, especially the freeway rest areas with their generous parking.

fog

Best trip ever: no adventures, smooth roads, arrived at campground by 1. At that point there were only 3 sites left. Hmm. We had no reservations because we really didn’t know for sure when we’d get finished with repairs. So once we got set up (still a sweet, easy affair) I got to calling the next places we wanted to travel to. Right off the bat, our next campground said they were sold out for the days we planned to come. Thus after some shuffling of our plans (must be flexible), I made several calls to cancel, change and get new reservations. Many people are fine not hardly ever making reservations, but that’s not us. I picture finding a “no place at the inn” scenario and struggling to find a big, legal spot we could park in. We have vivid memories of the year we took the family into Canada with our Rabbit and canvas tent only to find we had to keep traveling north in our efforts to find a place to stay. Naturally it was dusk by the time we found “Todd’s Tent Town”, a gravel parking lot. The down side of having everything reserved is that when unplanned things happen (frequent enough in the RV lifestyle) I have a lot of reservation shuffling to do. Whew!

Now that our future was “secured”, we took off for the Chattahoochee Post Office, to find they had our WA St. license tabs. Our temporary (paper) Arizona license expires 3/15, so we were concerned. Life is good – Miss Journey is now legally traveling the roads!

We took a short walk around the campground, then, since it was over 80 degrees and humid, we relaxed in our air conditioned coach.

Finale: our last scrumptious spaghetti dinner, then out to the lake to enjoy the beautiful sunset and sweet tiny beach flowers.

Our site with the moon to the driver’s side and the sun setting on the passenger side:

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This is one of the most rustic COE parks we’ve seen. Not the cleanest bathrooms. Surprising. Lots of night critters singing their happiness as we went to bed.

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About Patricia Elser

I've always loved the loose, flowing, transparent look of watercolors, of Chinese paintings and their calligraphy, but alas, no watercolor classes were available when I was in school, so that interest remained buried until my children were grown. Even then, I was afraid that I couldn't really paint, so upon my sister's advice, I actually started to take classes. I signed up for every class available, determined to learn no matter how afraid I was. I came upon a teacher, Stan Miller, who inspired me, who opened the door to success in watercolor. I love to look at beautiful images. I want to capture them forever. All my life, photography was how I gathered images of the beauty I saw. Thanks to all that photography, I enjoy composing pictures, especially up close. Watercolors allow me to add more of me in their translation of that beauty. My paintings reflect my love for music and dance, with their rhythm and flow. I am fascinated by the play of light, so it appears in my pictures as drama for they are filled with darks and lights. Maybe it's the challenge, maybe it's the beauty, but now, when a work comes together, it fills my soul.
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