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Another Columbus and a Birthday

Saturday, 2/2/2013

Lake Pines RV Park

Columbus, GA

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.  Confused smile  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.  Sad smileCat faceCat faceCat faceSmile with tongue out


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.  Open-mouthed smile  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.
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This is the road leading to the office…

a “flower bed” and the whimsical speed limit…
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the pool (closed for the season) and the office…
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and the very clean and spacious laundry room which we utilized.
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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.
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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.

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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!)
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Mid afternoon we had a snack of potato chips and homemade shrimp dip (a family favorite recipe) along with a bit of bubbly.
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Early evening I went back out and picked up her birthday dinner!
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And then later… homemade, from scratch, chocolate CAKE with homemade buttercream frosting, which was absolutely outstanding!!!
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So the answer to the question “How did we celebrate?” is GLUTTONY!Eye rolling smile  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.

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  1. Sounds like it was a terrific day!

  2. Columbus,GA is close to our home town.....La Grange. There's a lot to do in the area so if you go back let us know. The new Infantry Museum at Fort Benning is awesome!

    Happy Birthday Terri!

  3. Happy 29th Birthday Terri! Looks like you had a delicious one, doughnuts and pizza. Food to warm your heart. Mike is such a romantic guy!

    Pine Lake to Lake Pines? Trips like that make you wonder if you're coming or going. ;c)

  4. Happy Birthday Terri!! I'm bummed we didn't know at the time. Guess I'll have to write it down now won't I?

    Ok so you left Florida and went north to Georgia why??? I'm dying of curiosity here. After 3 days in Pine Lakes, then where?

    I am so with you, 2 or 2.5 hours of driving is all I'm intersted in too. Any more than that and I feel grumpy.

  5. Happy Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had quite the celebration!

  6. Enjoy following your travels. Our good friends, Connie and Kenny, own Lake Pines. Connie's Mom and Dad started the park back in the 1960's. Jean still leaves there and pulls her Airstream. Connie and Kenny do collect vintage Airstream. They have several rare models. The plan is to refurbish them and rent them out. Connie also collects buildings. Did you see her adorable chapel and cottage?

    Columbus has lots to see and do. Don't miss the Infantry Museum at Fort Benning or your Confederate Naval Museum in Columbus.

    We also our vintage Airstream. Our blog is It's been awhile since I've posted as we have been sitting awhile. Can't wait to get back on the road in about a month. Travel safe.......Claudia

  7. Happy Belated Birthday!!! What a wonderful selection of birthday treats:o)))

    Nice to know I am not the only one posting a bit late;o)) Love the REAL flower bed. Glad all goes well for you two:o)))

  8. Boy, Mike, you sure have a nice wife :) Not only does she bake for you on your birthday, she bakes for you on your birthday too :) And, I know for a fact that she can really bake!
    Glad she got what she wanted for her big day.
    You can try Columbus Texas in 2014 :) Looks like it's conveniently located right off I-10 between Houston and San Antonio!

  9. Happy "belated" birthday Terri! You celebrate like how I like to celebrate...with sweet treats. Also, I want to thank you for your nice comments on our blog. We look forward to our paths crossing one day, meeting and sharing full-timimg stories. We wish you safe travels.

  10. Happy Birthday, Terri, sorry I'm so late. I wrote it down. Your celebration couldn't be any better, great food.

    Have fun!

  11. Happy belated birthday ... looks like special treats ruled the day.