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We’re done and back on the road!


Sunday, 7/21/2013

Mercer County Fairgrounds

Celina, OH

We’re all done (for now) with volunteering at J. Strom Thurmond Lake near Augusta, GA.  We had a great time there, met some new friends, and thoroughly enjoyed our nearly 5½ month stay at the lake.  We also had the pleasure of spending some time with Paul and Marti

who are “anchored” about 1½ hours away near Columbia, SC.  The four of us got together for lunch several times and they also came over to our neck of the woods and spent a week at Modoc Campground.  Smile

Our fellow volunteers had an “appetizer” potluck for us before we left.

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There were many delicious choices from spinach dip and crab dip to meatballs and pizza and other delights.

Volunteer Judy is an excellent cake baker, and she certainly did deliver!!!

It was chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and then top layered with vanilla frosting!!!

Our first try at volunteering went quite well, and we look forward to doing it again very soon.

We left the Volunteer Village on Monday, 7/15.  We actually started getting ready for departure on Saturday.  But even with getting started a couple of days ahead, we still had a late start on Monday due to last minute things to do and several visits from fellow volunteers.  Our original plan for Monday was a 3+ hour trip to Adairsville just north of Atlanta, GA.  About an hour down the road we stopped for diesel and decided to make a change and stop at Country Boys RV Park in Madison, GA.

So instead of  3+ hours, we were only on the road a little more than 1½ hours… which worked out well because not long after we stopped we got a very strong thunder storm with heavy rain!  Country Boys was where we stayed just before starting our volunteering gig at Thurmond Lake.  It’s a very basic RV park with full hookups for $25/night.

The next day, Tuesday, 7/16, we traveled to Lazy Acres RV Park near Lenoir City, TN.

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This is a newer park with paved roads and gravel sites with full hookups.  The site was $22.51 with the Good Sam discount.  We had the pleasure of driving around Atlanta on this day… glad that’s behind us.  Disappointed smile

Wednesday, 7/17, we continued north to Whispering Hills RV Park north of Lexington near Georgetown, KY.


This is another newer park with a pool, pond, gravel/paved roads, gravel sites, and full hookups.  The site was $28.80 with the Good Sam discount.

Finally on Thursday, 7/18, after traveling north and then west, we arrived at the Mercer County Fairgrounds in Celina, OH.  I wasn’t sure where to go to register when we arrived, so I stopped just inside the gate and called them.  I got directions to the Secretary’s office where we proceeded to get registered.  The roads here are paved, and the sites are grass.  There are several shade trees, but not enough to hamper satellite TV reception.

There are only one or two other units here right now, so it’s rather peaceful.  We’re on a full hookup site for the Passport America rate of just $15/night!  Open-mouthed smile  We’ll be here for a week with estimated day of departure on Thursday, 7/25.  There’s a big group coming in next week, so on our final night we’ll have to move to an electric only (and maybe water) site for only $10/night.

Sadly, I’ve neglected the blog for about three months.  Hopefully I can get motivated and keep it going…



  1. Sounds like you had a great volunteer job. I know Steve and I liked ours at Lake Mead. It's always nice to move on down the road.

  2. I know how hard it is keeping up writing, especially when workamping. Glad to see what you have been up to for the last few months! :-)

  3. Great to hear from you two:o)) Just wondering if all was well. We loved MODOC even if they have some wild and unruly trees;o) Safe Travels and Happy Trails...

  4. Welcome back! Glad you enjoyed your gig. Where are you headed next?

  5. Good to hear from you and glad you've enjoyed your volunteer experience. We haven't moved in 2 months and I haven't written anything on our blog in a while. It's a challenge to write a "RV full-timer" blog when you're not traveling.

  6. We miss you guys already but we're glad at least one of us is on the road!

    Glad you posted an update, we were wondering how you are doing and were talking about it yesterday. Just one question: With all that travel, what were you doing playing Words With Friends at 2 am??? :cD

  7. Wow it's been a long time. So glad to hear from you both. That was a fabulous cake. What a creative baker. I'm not at all surprised that everybody at 'the park' :-)) liked you guys. Thanks for the campsite list and costs. I'm definitely going to look into these fairgrounds things. What a deal. Safe travels! Any plans for Florida this winter???

  8. Glad the first volunteer experience was a good one. I bet it feels good to be back on the road.

  9. We're so glad to see a post from you. The first gig is the hardest, now you have a resume started for future workcamping. See you in SC later this summer.

  10. What a great send off, glad you enjoyed the workcamping experience. Have fun on the road and hope to see you guys out there.

  11. Now that you got your feet wet with volunteering, maybe we'll run into each other at a refuge some time. :)