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Thursday, March 24, 2011


I remember seeing one of those gopher tortoises digging a hole to lay eggs in a sand trap at a local golf course owned by the city of Columbus. I have no idea how that worked out.

I have actually passed by that park several times on my way to and from Jacksonville. Like you and many RVers I have come to prefer the backroads over the interstates to avoid all the traffic. I'd rather take a little longer and have beautiful scenery, than put up with mainiacs on interstates where everything except the color of the dirt looks the same.

I don't know what route you plan to take from there to the COE park near West Point, but it looks like you may be heading to Moultrie, and from there to Albany and 'corridor Z' (GA 520). Corridor Z is a good road - four lane divided highway, but it does bring you to Columbus and I-185 at the north end of Fort Benning. THere's very little traffic between Dawson and Columbus.

I-185 is a good road too, but at the south end of it near Fort Benning there is a lot of construction going on to widen it.

It doesn't take long to clear that, or all of Columbus for that matter... once you pass exit 10 (10 miles from Fort Benning on the south end) you are basically out in the country. I-185 has been designated as a scenic route... there are no ugly billboards, etc. From there I don't know how you get to the COE park, but my cross street neighbor has a travel trailer, and camps there fairly frequently.

Safe travels,


When I was reading the part about all the things you have to think about when you set up I had to chuckle. It has been almost a year now and when we first stated the night before a move John could hardly sleep thinking of all the things we had to do to move. Now, though we still struggle with the backing up thing he sleeps like a baby. All just part of the journey.

Love the pictures you post Howard, but they are very small. It would be nice to have the option to click on them and view the picture full size.

If you are going to stay west of 75, I highly recommend a visit to Andersonville NHS and Andersonville National Cemetery and National POW museum. Really nice exhibits and well done museum in the middle of nowhere.

Sure hope you enjoy Reed Bingham State Park...we camped there for the 1st time last April and loved it...be sure and go on the boardwalk, very nice.

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