Today, Joe came over and took us on a tour of the place, showing us where to get supplies, what we are expected to do, and such as that. Tomorrow, we go to town to pick up some personal supplies, then the next day we’ll get to work getting things in shape for campers who will be coming in soon.
After a trip that took us six days to drive 1810 miles, through 6 states and 3 time zones, we have arrived at our winter home in Greensboro, Alabama. Payne Lake Campground in the Talledega National Forest is where we will be spending the next few months. The folks we’ll be working with are very glad to see us, and we are just as glad to be here.
This place is gorgeous. We have a really nice campsite, up on a hill, overlooking the lake. There is a washer and dryer, and a freezer for us to use while we are here. A golf cart, and a riding lawn mower, and best of all, satellite internet service right at our site! We feel really loved already and we just got here.
This is the entrance road to the campground and day use area. We stopped here to wait for Joe, the forest service guy to meet us there and show us where we our campsite is.
Another view of the entrance road. The closest town is 16 miles away in Greensboro. It is very quiet here.
One more view of the entrance road.
This is our front yard at our campsite. There is a huge oak tree, a picnic table, a fire ring, and you can see the lake across the road.
The West Campground has 18 sites, 9 of them have water and electric hook-ups, the other nine have only water. At the East Campground there are 32 primitive sites for tents with no hook-ups. The East campground is closed right now, as they do not have water over there at the moment. That is coming, and there will be another camp host couple over on that side in a couple of weeks.
More of the campground. This campground is really nice, we would recommend it to anyone. The larger sites with water and electric look like they could accomodate a 30 foot RV or trailer.
This was on Saturday–it was a beautiful day, with sunshine and puffy clouds. These geese probably don’t know there are alligators in that lake!
There’s our trailer, up on that hill. Doesn’t that look nice?
And this was taken from the dam. The fall colors are just starting here but it is already beautiful. I know soon it will be winter, so we are enjoying this view while we can.