Sunday, March 4, 2012

My 2008 Trips

Hey there campers!  Thanks for dropping back by to hear another one of my stories.....I really appreciate that.  My Momma Sharon is busy planning the 5th Annual Blue Ridge Rally, where I'll be joining 35 of my T@B and T@DA brothers and sisters for a great weekend in the High Country of North Carolina.

I welcomed a lot of those same campers and their owners back in 2008 at our very first Blue Ridge Rally. We have sure grown up a bunch since then.  And the stories I could tell!  But today, I want to tell you about the camping trips I went on with Camper Mom Sharon in my 2nd year.

My first outing was in April to a place about an hour away in Salisbury called Dan Nicholas Park & Campground.  I got to hang out with my cousins Robert and Trisha for the weekend.  Dan Nicholas is pretty cool 'cause it has a big lake, hiking trails, a zoo and train, a golf course, a carousel, and an animal habitat with a petting barn.  It was a fun way to kick off the season!

On the heels of that trip was the very first Blue Ridge Rally in May.  There were so many of us T@Bs, that we almost filled up the whole Mountain Stream Campground!  I'm kinda tickled to tell you that it's just gotten bigger and better each year in my humble SplashT@B opinion...LOL.

In late June, Momma Sharon hooked me up for a trip up to Maggie Valley for a long weekend of camping with Aunt Becky, Murphy the Camper dog, and cousins Robert & Trisha.  We had a great time exploring Cherokee, riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and cooking outdoors.  I liked Creekwood Farm RV Park so much, I told my Camper Mom it ought to be the site of the next BRR!

On August 12th, I met up with my buddy SunshineT@B and her Camper-Mom Linda at Unicoi State Park near Helen, GA.  We got to share a very neat buddy site so we were parked side by side.  Momma   Sharon and Linda explored a whole bunch of cool places in NE Georgia...craft stores, the little towns of Helen and Dahlonega, general stores, and potteries.  

A month later in mid-September, Mom and Murphy the Camper Dog took me to another new campground called the New River Trail RV Park in Fries, VA.  It was a nice little park with a just a few sites, but I was parked beside a sweet little creek.  During the day, Momma Sharon and Murphy went for walks on the historic New River Trail.

We left there on Friday and drove over to Hillsville for the Fall Splash Rally at Lake Ridge RV Resort. It was so good to hang out with my rally buddies once again.  Momma Sharon was so happy because she got to explore the neat little town of Floyd and drive on her favorite road, the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Under the loblolly pines in the Uwharrie National Forest, I camped at Arrowhead Campground with all my humans...Momma Sharon, Aunt Becky, and Robert & early October.  On Saturday they explored Town Creek Indian Mound and had a BBQ lunch at the Troy Fire Department while I just chilled out at camp.

Right before Thanksgiving, I got to travel all the way to the coast of South Carolina to Huntington Beach State Park.  All my best friends were there to celebrate the last trip of 2008, eat seafood, take a little card-making class, and enjoy the beach.  I even saw an alligator!!  What a great way to end the year!

I'm a pretty lucky SplashT@B, wouldn't you say?  New campgrounds, new adventures, old just doesn't make for a better story!

P.S.....If you click on the photo you can enlarge it and see all the pictures better!