Saturday, February 18, 2012

My First Camping Season...

Hey everyone!  It's not quite camping season here...actually it's snowing...our first snow of the winter!  I thought I'd tell you the story about my first camping season while we're waiting on Spring to arrive.  

The very first time my Momma Sharon and I camped together was at the Tom Johnson Camping Center when she picked me up way back in March of 2007.  We spent the night together in the campground so she could make sure all my equipment worked.  It was just like a sleepover when she snuggled down under the covers for the night! 

My first official camping trip was all the way to Williamsburg, VA and the Jamestown 1607 Rally at American Heritage Campground.  Since I've already told you that story, I'll just move on to the next one.

During the summer of 2007, I got to meet my cousin from South Carolina....."SunshineT@B".  SunshineT@B belongs to Mom's friend Linda, from Walterboro.  And you know what's so cool?  Her number is one away from mine.....I'm number 2487 and she is 2486.  That means I followed her down the assembly line in Indiana!   Our first trip together was in Georgia, at Tallulah Gorge State Park.

Just a month later, Becky and Momma Sharon met Linda up in the NC mountains at a neat little park tucked back in Balsam Mountain...Moonshine Creek Campground.  They spent five days exploring, antiquing, shopping, and having fun.  I got a little damp because it rained every single afternoon!

Let me tell you something...I was one lucky camper in the fall of 2007!  Why?  Because I got to go to four campgrounds in three different states.  Our first little fall get-away was to a pretty little park (my all-time favorite) just north of Marion called Mountain Stream RV Park.  Murphy the Camper Dog and Becky joined in the fun!

In mid-October, all of us hit the road again for a trip to Raccoon Holler Campground in Glendale Springs.  We drove up a pretty curvy, steep mountain road, but Momma Sharon did just fine.  She's really getting the hang of pulling me around.

I love camping in the fall when the leaves are changing and the weather is cool.  It's great fun!!  We traveled up to Townsend, TN for the Fall Wahoo Rally at the KOA there.  I got to meet lots more T@Bs and Momma Sharon made lots of new friends too.

We wrapped up the 2007 camping season with a trip down to Fort McAllister State Park.  This park is located south of Savannah, near Tybee Island so my Camper Mom and Aunt Becky had lots to see and do.  SunshineT@B and Linda joined us again and it was the perfect trip to close out my very first camping season.

I'm so glad you stopped by again for another one of my Stories.  This one was pretty long with lots and lots of photos to look, so I'm really happy you dropped by!  I hope you've had a great weekend and if it's snowing where you live...ENJOY!!

SplashT@B #2487
"Peace, Love & Camping"