<Note: To make the type look LARGER, press the keyboard <Ctrl> Key and the <+> Key (above the equal “+” sign – use a Shift key for this) at the same time. To make the type look SMALLER, press the keyboard Key and the Key (minus sign) at the same time.
Click on any picture to make it larger and enable the ‘forward’ and ‘backward’ navigation. To end the gallery viewing, click on the ‘X’ character on the top left or hit the ‘ESC’ (escape) key on the top left of the keyboard. Note: The “gallery” feature allows many pictures to be shown. However, the initial post takes a LONG TIME to display on the internet when slower speed connections are used. I cannot do anything to improve the speed because of the picture thumbnails that load to the post. A lot of viewers are using mobile devices. It is my opinion that the pictures are best seen on a larger display device.>>
I belong to a Yahoo group who camp. Some are experienced campers and some are new. The idea is that our hosts for the spring and fall, decide on a date and a place. In the past, the camping spots have been in north GA, near the GA/TN line, and this time was just south of Chattanooga in Alabama. Also, the camping spots are free. The camphosts post the information on SE_GTG (SE for SouthEast and GTG for Get-ToGether) and everyone gets an email of the event. The event was posted for 3/28-4/11. I arrived “in the middle time-frame” for the gathering. Campers usually don’t stay for the whole event – schedules vary.
During the time that we camped, the leaves of the spring folliage was a time of real growth. I really enjoyed the sunshine and green grass of the field. The beginning temperature was ‘chilly’ and the ending temperature was trending to ‘very warm’. We had a bad thunderstorm one-night, there was a tornado watch. We learned the next morning that a tornado passed us a few miles south of camp. We were parked in a field next to the Tennessee River. After the rain, the field turned to mud and there were several campers who needed to be pulled-out of their parking spots. We saw many boats and several barges with cargo traveling south on the river. We had some campers who had kayaks and who paddled around the island in the middle of the river. Fisherman were almost always present on the bank of the river and the local people were helpful if we needed anything. One day, there were workers who drove machinary to trim the bushes on the road and cut the grass in the field. (I regret not getting a picture of them.) We had several campers who biked around the roads on the area. The sandy road from the bridge pavement road to the field was rutty, but the travel length was only a little more than a mile.
On Easter Sunday, I think that we had around 15 people camped and eating a great meal. (Ham, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes) Tricia and Les lived in the area and helped scout the camping location. They also provided us with cut firewood, some food and water, and other items to help with the camping. In addition to the Easter meal, there were several others due to campers who liked to cook. Rita picked wild onions and was able to obtain fish from the fishermen who enjoyed the challenge of catching a fish. We had a great meal of striped bass, carrots and wild onions, and a salad of tomatoes, cucumbers, wild onion tender tops, and dressing of oil and vinegar. Dan added some hush puppies and we ate near sunset. It was delicious! Also, Dan cooked several meals for us.
I returned home after gaining weight and having a lot of fun. Thanks everyone for all the good-times and great-food!
<<As always, any comments that you have about the website would be appreciated. If you want to receive an email after my WordPress website is updated, then click on the “subscribe” button and add your email address. -AND- I have another website. It is about my 1971 MGB (old English 2-seater convertible-top car). The url address is : http://www.PuddinInTheMGB.wordpress.com
Note: When I go camping, I am often without internet service. I try to use my cellphone data plan sparingly as charges may be increased with usage. Therefore, I often let emails collect in my box and try to catch-up reading them when I return home >>