Good thing we traveled down to Georgia in our Roadtrek. We thought we'd be staying with our son and his family as we waited for next week's huge State Championship Football Game as our grandson Nick's team made their way to Macon and the contest that will determine who's the best in the state.
Alas, both Jennifer and I got sick. Nothing debilitating. Just bad colds and coughs. Maybe a touch of a sore throat and a little laryngitis, too.
But that”s not the issue.
Making sure Nick doesn't get sick is what's important.
So we moved out. Instead of staying with our son and his family, or even driveway camping, we're camped out at the Parks of Cheehaw Albany, GA. We took our germs with us. Far from our running back and wide receiver grandson.
As I write this, Jennifer is inside the Roadtrek naping. There's a nice late fall sun shining and we're parked beneath a live oak dripping Spanish Moss. The back doors are open and the screen is up and the sweet southern air is letting Jennifer rest well.
The park, it turns out, is well worth a stay. At one time, it was known as Cheehaw State Park. Now it's an an 800 acre recreational area with a zoo, a campground, picnic area, a dirt bike track and a stocked catfish farm and fishing lake. The Wild Animal Kingdom zoo was designed by naturalist Jim Fowler of television's Wild Kingdom.
The name comes the Chiha, or Chehaw people, a tribe of Creek Native Americans.
The campground has 44 RV sites with 30 and 50 amp hookups, 14 pull-through sites, a comfort station with laundry, dump station and a group shelter. There are 18 tent sites with 15-amp electric hookups and water.
We spent a relaxing weekend here, trying to shake the colds.
Not a bad place to be banished at all.