In preparation for our great adventure we prepared the house for our lengthy absence. We made sure everything was unplugged, put antifreeze in our sinks and turned off the water to all sinks and outside spigots. We also turned our hot water heater to “vacation mode.” We set our thermostat to 55 degrees and opened the doors under the sinks to let in as much heat as possible.
Another major portion of our preparation was to go back and forth to the camper to load everything we didn’t need.
The morning finally arrived and we decided to drive straight through downtown Atlanta after rush hour toward our first stop at Eastbank Campground on Lake Seminole. We had our route planned, but somehow we missed our exit to Hwy 27 and drove straight into Fort Benning in Columbus GA. It was apparent we were not the first camper to make this mistake. The nice soldier stopped all traffic to allow us to turn around.
Due to my fear of getting off at an exit, we made it all the way to the campground without even a bathroom stop! Sherrian was not that pleased.
Because of a nearby culvert, I didn’t think I could back into the site, but the gatekeeper, Marvin, came down and parked us right where we needed to be. The site did not look the same as the site we saw on Google Earth, but we have a gorgeous view of the lake and it feels good to get the camper settled in for a few weeks.
Mike & Sherrian
We love to travel in our 2021 Coachmen Beyond van about half of the year. Join us, if you will, to see where our adventures take us.