Road Trip #9, Part 1 – Fall Colors in New England

Working our way north

My best friend growing up (a brother from a different mother) and I get together every September alternating years at each other’s home.  This year is our turn to visit Ken and Carol in Copake, NY.  This year’s trip has been on and off ever since we got back from Road Trip #8 in May.  Unfortunately I’ve experienced a lot of breathing issues.  Ultimately I apparently had developed “walking pneumonia”.  My breathing has continued to improve since that was cured, but I still need the help of O2 from time to time but that’s not going to slow us down.

During the past few weeks we have been planning this trip.

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We got rolling the day after Labor Day and covered 270 miles that first day, ending up in Kingsland, GA at Country Oaks Campground & RV Park.  This is a really nice park as these picture testify..

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Since then we have worked our way north to an intermediate destination for the first leg of this road trip.

Week 24, Theme 28 – Mirrored Image

Here we are with a waterfront campsite at West Point Lake in Georgia.  This was really a nice campsite on the water in a cove.  The last morning we were there the water was just as flat and reflective as could be.  I went out to see if it was going to be a “photo opp” and sure enough it was.  So here’s my “Mirrored Image”.

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Week 23, Theme 48 – Three of a Kind

It seems like the three Corps of Engineers campgrounds that we camped at, Sweetwater, West Point and Eastbank, all had Canadian Geese residing in the park.  Gee “Three of a Kind”.  I was fortunate enough to get some pictures of Mom and Pop with their young ones.  Here’s a picture of the parents and “Three of a Kind”  times 2.

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Week 22, Theme 42 – Silhouette

Several times I attempted to satisfy this theme but to no avail. Recently while camped on a lake, Barb spotted this lone fisherman all by himself out on the lake in the late afternoon and said there’s a good “Silhouette”.  When I looked, I thought immediately, that’s a good “Silhouette”.

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Week 20, Theme 27 – Memories

The current camping trip we are on is Roadtrip #8, The Reunion Tour.  We have visited with friends we haven’t seen in from 18 to 55 years.  And as my college roommate said, “At this rate, we won’t see each other for another 54 years and 11 months”.  During these visits, lots and lots of “Memories”  were talked about. Also with these visits, more “Memories”  were made.  Here are just a few pictures taken during the trip.

Arnie Petrus, my college “roomie” at Western Kentucky University in 1961.

Nolan and Sandra Oakes.  Nolan and I served aboard the USS Mount Baker (AE4) in the Western Pacific in 1967.

Weeks 18 and 19, Theme 30 – Mouthwatering and Theme 26 – Mealtime

In thinking out this post, I felt I had two options:  Spread it out over two weeks as the challenge is designed or think a little outside the box and post two weeks challenges in one week.  Being an imaginative kind of guy, I opted to combine.  A couple of nights ago, we were camped in West Point, Georgia at R Shaefer Heard Campground and the weather was cooperative for us to grill, so we had grilled pork chops, twice baked potatoes and creamed onions.  Mealtime”  was certainly Mouthwatering”.

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Week 15, Theme 17 – Gate

The last time we were in Savannah I was unsuccessful in capturing a useable image of the infamous Bonaventure Cemetery Gate”.  Better luck this trip and a couple of weeks ago while we were in Savannah for a few days I was successful.  This cemetery is well-known as the final resting place of many of Savannah’s rich and famous including songwriter Johnny Mercer.  Those familiar with the book “Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil” will also find the grave of Danny Hansford here.

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