Mercer County Fairgrounds
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.
Our fellow volunteers had an “appetizer” potluck for us before we left.
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.
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.
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! 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…