|hay stack art|
Campground: Devencrest Travel park, 1833 Liberty Expressway S.E, Albany GA, 31705 (229) 431-1010
PA rate: $15.00, Normal Price: $30.00 Full hookups. This is an old park. About half full with old camper trailers. Ok for a night or two. Many sites look to be abandoned from non use.
Campground: Reed Bingham St Pk, GA. $22.40 w/senior 20% discount. $5 entrance fee per stay. I paid for the water/electric & cable tv site, many are pull-thru’s. full hookup sites available. You select what ever campsite is open. Mini-golf, bikes, canoe and kayak rentals. Lake fishing and swimming.
Distance Traveled: 131 miles
I’m traveling along another great hwy within the State of Georgia. Hwy 27/280/520. Isn’t it amazing how some highways can have so many numbers. In any case, this is another good example of Georgia’s many in-state highways that are four lane divided highways running through the countryside of Georgia. Why anyone would travel the super highways like I-75 and I-95 when there are so many other options of less traveled, great roads especially through Georgia.
I’m only in Albany for two nights so won’t have anything to report on this town.
|these cute ducks followed me around as I walked through the campground|
Distance Traveled: 53 miles.
Either I was wrong in the past, or Georgia State parks have reduced the senior discount to 20% off. Which is still nice to get, but they now charge a one time fee per visit to enter the park. $5.00 While I was up at the front office, I was told that Georgia recently turned over 5 state parks with lodges to a Florida company. An odd arrangement, where they’ve taken over the parks in the Georgia park system, no money was exchanged and the Fl company gets to operate the parks and take all the money by the sound of it. The park ranger also mentioned that Georgia has no money to operate their remaining state parks. Half of the state funding for parks was cut from the budget. Unfortunately, the state employees have lost their jobs at the 5 state parks and if rehired by the Fl company will most likely be paid less and loose most of their benefits. By the way, Georgia has done this in the past. The previous companies running the parks ran them in the ground and Georgia had to take them back under their control.
|view from my campsite|
There’s no doubt I’m in south Georgia as I begin to see a few native palm trees mixed in among the spreading oak trees and pines. Spanish moss is draped in cascading sheets from the trees around the campsite giving another indication that I’m in the south. Cotton fields fill the area as this is mainly flat land farming. There are even grass farms. Yup, farms that grow lawn grass that is then cut and sent across the country to provide instant lawns for homes. The town of Moultrie has a magnificent county courthouse in the center of town. As I drive around town there are also some wonderfully maintained southern homes with white pillars, porches and many homes built of red brick. Large lawns with pine trees and oaks dotting the landscape.
|Courthouse in Moultrie Georgia|
|This neat house has the original facade that once was on the second|
story of a theatre in Atlanta Georgia
|an old barn near Adel Georgia|
|a southern gas station|
I'll try and send out one more posting before I get to my winter destination and my camp host job. So I guess this is getting to the end of trail partner, and as the song go, "Happy Trails to you, until we meet again...."
Looking forward to seeing all my former co-workers, friends and relatives once I get back into the Orlando area.