Tuesday, September 22, 2009

TN Tearjerkers, Natchez Trace State Park, September 18-20, 2009

After a long summer of not being able to camp, I finally got out to Natchez Trace State Park with the Tennessee Chapter of the Tearjerkers. We were at the Pin Oak RV Campground which is really nice!! We had a wonderful weekend socializing and comparing notes on our campers, and had some good eatin on Saturday night at the potluck. Even though it rained on and off all weekend, it didn't dampen the fun!!

Here are a few pictures of all of the beautiful trailers folks brought!!

I was in site 51 which was a pull-through and had water, electric, and sewer. It was a good size and very level. There was not much shade in this particular area because of a tornado that came through a few years ago, but they have planted several trees, and they will grow in nicely. The bath house was nearby and was VERY nice. The campsites were $25 a night, payable in cash (or maybe check). Every evening, the camp ranger drives around to the sites, and if someone new is in, they ask how many nights, take your money, and give you a receipt and post marker right then. Very convenient for the campers. However, there are no reservations in the TN state park system.

This was the first trip with my new shelters. Before I had 4 10x10 popup shelters, and they had become quite worn over time. I found 2 10x20 popup shelters on ebay and they had a vaulted frame all the way across. These are great!! Plenty of roof height for my T@B and fewer leak points. I can leave my hatch up no matter what the weather now!!

A view of the "loop" we were in.

On Sunday, got out of the campground about 2pm. We had a mid morning rain storm that I just waited out instead of rushing to beat. After getting back on the interstate and within cell tower range again, I called Rick and he met me in Nashville and we had dinner at Opry Mills Mall. Now that I have the new garage, I don't have to be in a hurry to get home on Sunday afternoon!! We got home about 9pm. We pushed the camper into the garage, and then went in the house!! I can spend all week putting things away and doing the laundry!!
Thanks for looking!!!
(450 Miles)
Coming next - T@B Rally at Four Paws Kingdom in Rutherford, NC!! Can't wait!! It's been almost a year since I've camped with other T@B folks!!

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