We then went on up to Tugaloo State Park. It is a beautiful park on Lake Hartwell. We camped three nights and really enjoyed our time there. Unbeknownst to us, the Triple Crown Watercross competition was being held on the lake. It was fun watching the races. The jet skis get up to well over 80 mph at the start of the race. Also, there were trick competition on the standup type jet skis. One did 5 flips on his ski! I think it was a new record.
After a day of competition, we enjoyed relaxing at camp.
This little guy watched over the camp while we were having fun.
After spending two nights at Unicoi, we decided to camp at Vogel State Park. We had a beautiful site (#54) beside the little creek that runs through the park.
It was so nice to open the back bunk window and listen to the little creek. Here are a few thoughts I wrote on my phone note pad early one morning:
.At 6:30 i see the first appearance of a new day. It is dispelling the darkness ever so slightly; revealing the trees behind the camp. The little creek lets me know it is still busy at work all through the night as the water ripples over the creek rock-bed. The soothing sound puts to sleep and awakens again at first light. At 7:05 I hear the first sound of a birds call. Sounding an awakening song to the forest. At 8:00 I smell the campfires and bacon whiffing through the air. I love the sights, sounds and aromas of camping. Ah. But now it is time to head for home. It has been a wonderful week.