Crooked River SP (site#54)
St Mary’s, GA
On Thursday afternoon, we decided to go to Bushnell FL and check out the SKP park there. It’s about 60-65 miles from Lazydays. While we were there, we drove over to Center Hill and bought some material to make tire covers like Karen and Al. Here’s a post that shows a lot of their modifications. Since we will be hanging around the house in NC for a while, we’ll make the covers then.
Friday and Saturday were just spent hanging around LD. Our service advisor was real busy with 14 new coaches coming in and she had to work through the weekend. The weather turned cool too. We knew that we would not be bothered on Sunday so I finally mopped the tile floor. It feels so much better!
While our slide awning material was being replaced on Monday, we visited with Dan and Tricia at Hillsborough River SP. We intended to go for a paddle, but it was a bit too cool. I guess we now have that Florida thin blood. We all had on our jackets and sat outside to chat. After a while we decided to walk a couple of the nature trails there. We chose the Rapids Trail and the Baynard Trail. Neither were very long and they linked together to make one nice hike. Here’s the beginning as we walk towards the “rapids”.
It was a beautiful day for a hike. A suspension bridge led over to the other trail. You guessed it…Dan and Gin wanted to check it out to see how it’s made.
Our coach was ready to go on Tuesday and so were we. We arrived at Hillsborough River around noon hoping to get a site for one night so that we could get in a paddle. They were full so we headed north and arrived at Crooked River SP in Georgia around 4:00. It started raining about the time we got here and it looks like drizzle again today. Maybe we can still get the bikes off the rack and ride around some to check out the Nature Center and some trails. There’s a nice boat launch and paddle trails here too, but it’s a little cool and tidal for us. We just want to relax and enjoy the quiet setting that a SP offers after being in Tampa for the past month or so. This is what we crave.