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Old 03-07-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Thumbs up First trip out for 2009!

Well, not counting the trip home from Dauphin Island Jan 2nd.

Headed up to Red Top Mountain SP (Georgia) for a two night out and back. First trip of '09. Got the 5th wheel de-winterized today, all cleaned up and ready to go!

We'll take the HF rig along but unsure if there will be any time to play radio. My brother is a ham, and he is bring his sweet wife and their TT along, so we might be hiking and doing more normal state park stuff than chatting on HF. But he hasn't seen the new TW-2010 antenna so we might get to it. May just send the girls out on their own for awhile!

Chompin' at the bit! Even if it's only two nights, we are so happy to be going some place!
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:33 AM   #2
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have fun!

we are heading out to the Davis Mountains this Saturday for a week as my little ladies are on spring break
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Old 03-09-2009, 09:14 AM   #3
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we are headed to the Davis Mountains the week before Easter. We were out over New Years (12/27 to 01-03) so that was our first outing for 2009.

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Well, it was an interesting time. It rained from the minute we arrived, and should continue to rain until Wednesday or so. I learned to set up in the rain, that is, step by step on the checklist only you get wet and cold. (Note to self, get some page protectors for the checklist book.)

Pic 1) The camp sites in our section were curved and humped in the middle which was a little odd. They were also situated along a ridge which put us up into the weather. Interesting. Tried to capture the hump/curve of the site here. Water pressure was minimal on top of the ridge, so we never got a shower. Course you don't stink too much sitting around wet and cold!

So that's why there's no pics of us...no shower water, no pics!!

Pic 2) Looking out the picture window at the forested ridge at Red Top Mountain S.P. where it rained all of our 3 day weekend. We had several things in our favor: We like each other, the camper is roomy inside, and the rain outside was somewhat romantic. Also the food at the lodge was very good and that was an excuse to get out.

My brother and his wife came over from their site and we watched "Iron Man" on DVD and we slept a lot. I was amazed at how loud rain could be on the roof of the camper. I thought it was raining way worse than it really was. But once we got to sleep...man that was really good sleep!
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Looks like a great camp site Wade!. Is the park in Northern GA? I like your trees better than where I am at, Looks like there would be a lot of shade in the summer!
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Mark,

I bet you would like those trees. The best I remember (from my last trip), there are only small trees and bushes where you are. I think Andrew took everything else out.

Has Greg reported back on his camping trip ? Greg ?

I think Greg is still gone. I think he said he was spending a week in the mountains.

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Looks like a great camp site Wade!. Is the park in Northern GA? I like your trees better than where I am at, Looks like there would be a lot of shade in the summer!
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The park is up I75 north of Altanta, about 1/2 hour north of I285. There were plenty of trees, and I bet the shade and the breeze on that ridge really is nice in the summer.
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Has Greg reported back on his camping trip ? Greg ?

I think Greg is still gone. I think he said he was spending a week in the mountains.

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We got back yesterday the 21st. I'll post up some pics sometime this week.



gotta love that rain eh Wade? glad you had a good time
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