I’m posting this from the Henry Horton State Park in Tennessee, about 40 miles south and east of Nashville after a 400 mile series of horrendous traffic jams up I-65 from Florida.
We scoured that monster Yellow Pages-sized campground guide most of the day trying to find the perfect spot to enjoy camping. Nothing looked good. A couple of hours before dark, we pulled off near Columbia to look at one of the Woodalls-advertised campgrounds. But as we did, we saw a roadside sign noting this state park was just 12 mikes away.
We drove through the commercial campground just to look it over. It could have been worse. But, well, parts of it looked like the TV shots of a trailer-jammed NASCAR race infield of racing fans. So we made our way here.
Awesome place. It has several elements, including a championship 18-hole golf course over its massive 1,140-acres. Across from the ark entrance is a terrific restaurant and lodge. The campground is on rolling hills, quiet, wooded, with very spacious lots for RVs and tents. Our Roadtrek sits on a pancake flat cement pad, we have water and electricity but… GASP!!!!…. no Wi-Fi!
You have to understand how this causes me to go through Internet withdrawal symptoms. I publish a bunch of Websites and, especially today, Easter Sunday, need to make sure my church’s Internet Campus is up and running, especially after the team campatin for today’s service emailed me (I got it on my iPhone) and needed help logging in.
But as you can see from the picture, if you have one of the new iPads that run on Verizon’s network, you can create your own private Wi-Fi hot spot. Turns out I have 4g LTE wireless coverage in this park. So I hooked up my main computer to my iPad network and, at 4g speeds, its faster than any of the Wi-Fi systems I’ve seen in the other two commercial campgrounds we’ve overnighted in.
You can do the same thing with some Android phones and tablets, too.
We’re off for breakfast, then a bike ride andn hopefully a Kentucky State Park up towards the Ohio border along I75.