January 18, 2012

Take a Hike

We had a major storm last night, the first real rain we’ve had in weeks.  Even Kitty was scared by the lightning and thunder, something that’s never happened before.  It was still rainy and gloomy this morning, so we decided to hang out here for another day.  By noon, the skies had mostly cleared, and we had the rest of the day to enjoy the park.

Ochlockonee River State Park was not intended to be a destination for us.  It just happened to be in the right place at the end of the day when we needed a campground.  However, it is really a lovely park.  We decided to get some much-needed exercise this afternoon and explored some of the trails along the river.

The Sky Is Starting to Clean Over the Ochlockonee River
It Turned Out to be a Beautiful Day
Calm, Blue Waters
I'm Not Sure I Want to Get My Feet Wet
A few of the park’s white squirrels took up residence at our campsite, and Tim managed to get a few photos.  They certainly are odd little creatures, but they are what everyone who is here wants to see.

Let Me Get Away from That Cat
We also took the opportunity to look ahead for the next week or two of the trip.  Although we typically shy away from long-term plans, we looked at options for a northern loop into Kentucky through Alabama and Tennessee.  We acknowledge that the weather may not be too RV-friendly up there, so it may need to be a quick trip up and back.  We may need to be a bit more prepared than usual.

Why Kentucky, you may ask?  There are several reasons.  I want to visit Mammoth Cave National Park, the only national park in the East that I’ve never been to.  Tim is also in search of ancestors on his mother’s side who settled near Springfield, Kentucky.  We’ve picked out a few stops on the way north and south that look intriguing.  So far, the long-range weather forecast looks promising, but we’ll just have to see.


  1. The Caves are about two and a half hours and Springfield is about forty five minutes from Angela, she'd love to see you. And, Sarah, remember that restaurant in Versailles with the wonderful food!

    Please email some pictures of white squirrels to me, I need to frame one for someone....


  2. Jane, I hope we can visit Angela while we are in Kentucky. Of course, I remember the restaurant and its Southern vegetables. I'll send you a few white squirrel photos. The ones we saw were very lively, unlike some of the squirrels you've known. Sarah