2013-04-03 Wednesday to 2013-04-09 Wednesday – From Atlanta, GA to Bamberg, SC to visit Dad and Kenny.

2013-04-03 Wednesday to 2013-04-09 Wednesday – From Atlanta, GA to Bamberg, SC to visit Dad and Kenny.
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I left Atlanta and had an uneventful drive to Bamberg – the nice thing was that spring had begun to arrive in Atlanta, and the trees were greener and the flowers fuller in Bamberg. It was very pretty on the drive – the light green color of the new tree leaves were all along the interstate. In the town, the blooming azaleas, dogwoods and wisteria was very beautiful and colorful. The local electric company had a shareholders meeting that I attended with Kenny. It was cold, rainy and windy.
My brothers daughter, Kay, also visited for a few days. We went to the Springfield Flea Market on Saturday morning and browsed the many items for sale. Also, we went to Branchville for a family reunion and to Orangeburg for the funeral of my aunt. It was a glorious occasion because of the coming of the warm weather, -but- it was also a sad occasion because of the death of my aunt.

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((My Dad has a nickname for me and it is “Puddin”. He started calling me that when I was very young. I named my van, “Vanna White”. When I decided to start a blog, I wanted a unique name for my travels and the names “Puddin” and “Vanna White” came to mind.))

2013-03-28 Thursday to 2013-04-01 Monday – From Atlanta, GA to Copperhill, TN area

2013-03-28 Thursday to 2013-04-01 Monday – From Atlanta, GA to Copperhill, TN area
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I’m a member of the yahoo email group called Vandwellers. For the last couple of years, some members who live in the North Georgia area post on the group email, a Get-To-Gether(GTG) near Copperhill, TN. There is a campground in the Cherokee National Forest where I have met with the group on two previous occasions. I like it there because there is a concrete picnic table, a pit toilet, creek and lake. Also, it isn’t a long distance to town for supplies and we have cell service available in the campground. It was cold when I left, but I had hopes that the weather would get warmer. It did, but the first couple of days were cold, windy, cloudy and rainy. It was not a good time to be out in the weather, but Dick had installed tarp covers over the table and fire and he had wood, so – with his and David gathering wood and keeping a fire burning, we survived.
David decided to pan for gold in the creek one day. Dick contacted a local resident who had a friend that sold firewood. Dick requested a pickup load and they delivered it and helped unload it. The wood was very helpful, because the chilly weather was made more comfortable due to a fire.
After I was there a couple of days, Dancer – the owner of the Vandwellers group list arrived. I had seen some emails about him and heard where had hurt his leg and had surgery. I was glad to have the opportunity to meet him. I hated to leave as spring was beginning to bloom and the weather turned very nice. I hope to get back to meet with the group again in the future.

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