Lake Pines RV Park
On Thursday, 1/31, we packed up and pulled out of Pine Lake RV Park near Fountain, FL, and drove north to Lake Pines RV Park in Columbus, GA, for a three-night stay. Yes, you read that right, Pine Lake to Lake Pines. Also, this is our third Columbus! We stayed in Columbus, MS, in October of 2011 and Columbus, OH, in September of 2012. Hmmmm, I guess I’ll have to find another Columbus for 2014!
The trip took us about 4.5 hours, including a stop for diesel fuel at Flyin J and a one-hour stop at Camping World in Dothan, AL. We exchanged a failed water pressure regulator for a new one and also bought a few things including a folding step stool and a water hose. We’ve gotten used to shorter travel days of 2 to 2.5 hours recently, so today seemed like a long day for us and the cats.
is located just east of Columbus, GA. It’s a Passport America park with a rate of $17.50 per night. Unfortunately that rate is only available for two nights. They did give us the Good Sam 10% off rate of $31.50 for the third night. So the average rate for the three nights was $22.17 which is well within budget. The park is very pleasant and quiet except for the occasional train passing by… and yes they do blow the horn for the nearby crossing. Our site had a long, level, concrete pad, full hookups with 50 amp, and a clear view of the southern sky for satellite TV.
This is the road leading to the office…
a “flower bed” and the whimsical speed limit…
the pool (closed for the season) and the office…
and the very clean and spacious laundry room which we utilized.
We saw at least three of these “banks” of electric meters.
I guess this makes it much easier to read the meters instead of having to trudge throughout the park. It appears that the park owner is possibly a “hoarder” or at least a “collector” of vintage Airstreams.
There are six of them here “in storage.” This is a nice park for a short visit, and we’ll be back to check out the Columbus, GA, area someday.
Friday, 2/1, was Terri’s **th birthday!!! So… how did we celebrate? Well… for starters, I went and picked up her birthday breakfast desire of donuts. (NO, we didn’t eat them all on Friday!)
Mid afternoon we had a snack of potato chips and homemade shrimp dip (a family favorite recipe) along with a bit of bubbly.
Early evening I went back out and picked up her birthday dinner!
And then later… homemade, from scratch, chocolate CAKE with homemade buttercream frosting, which was absolutely outstanding!!!
So the answer to the question “How did we celebrate?” is GLUTTONY! By the way, she chose to make the cake, frosting, and the shrimp dip herself. I offered to make the dip and buy a cake, but this was what she wanted to do.