Sunday, November 6, 2016

Walkabout Camp and RV Park, Woodbine, GA

Date of Stay:  Saturday November 5, 2016 (1 night)

Rate:  $19/night (PPA discount)

Website:  Walkabout Camp and RV Park
   742 Old Still Road
   Woodbine, GA 31569

Description:  Reviewed several times in the past.  Near exit 7 off I-95 in Georgia just north of the Florida state line.  We stayed in site B11.  All sites are narrow, FHU pull thrus.

Activities:  After a long drive, we enjoyed resting in the rig.  This is a nice one night stop over for us as long as they still accept PPA.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Freightliner Custom Chassis Factory Service Center, Gaffney, SC

Date of Stay:  Thursday November 3 – Saturday November 5, 2016 (2 nights)

Rate:  yearly service

Website:  Freightliner Custom Chassis Factory Service Center
   103 Campus Drive
   Gaffney, SC 29341

Description:  Gaffney SC is where our Freightliner Chassis was made so we bring Tawanda here for regular service.  There are 6 work bays and 20 rv sites with 50A electric hookup.  We were on site 5 and in work bay 5.  Dump station and water take on as you enter the fenced area.  Near I-85 at exit 92.

Trash and Recycle:  Dumpster on site.

Activities:  Time for regular service plus our check engine light had recently come on indicating the DEF temperature sensor needed replacing.  Arrived on Thursday for a Friday morning appointment.  Left on Saturday after they topped off our cooling fluid.  We spent a beautiful day at Cowpens National Park Battlefield while Tawanda was being serviced.  There is a nice Visitor Center with an educational film about the battle that happened here on January 17, 1781 between the Patriot Continentals and the British.  There is a nice 1 mile trail on Green River Road (dirt path) where the actual battle occurred.  There is also an original log home (1828) on the property.  It is surrounded by a 3 mile one way auto loop road.

Site 5  Work bay 5
On site 5                                                 Work bays 4, 5 and 6

Gin at monument Battle of Cowpens Memorial monument
Battle of Cowpens Visitor Center
Patriot Continental Army  British Army
Patriot Continental Army                               British Army
Grasshopper cannon  British equipment
Grasshopper cannon                                 British equipment
Continental Army  Battlefield
Continental Army                                   Battlefield Trail
Patriot Army  British Army
Patriot Army                                             British Army
Green River Road  Green River Road
Green River Road
Skirmishers retreat, British advance  Double Envelopment
Skirmishers retreat                                  Double envelopment
Robert Scruggs house 1828  Interior
Robert Scruggs House (1828) with the meager belongings of the yeoman farmer

Thursday, November 3, 2016

John H Moss Lake City Campground, Shelby, NC

Date of Stay:  Thursday October 27 – Thursday November 3, 2016 (1 week)

Rate:  $20/night or $100/week

Website:  John H Moss Lake City Campground
   2621 Oak Grove Road
   Shelby, NC 28150

Description:  Although this city lake and cg is Kings Mountain property, it is closer to Shelby, NC.  Even with FHU(50A), the cg is a bit rustic with gravel roads and sites and very wooded.  Surprisingly, we got rooftop sat tv reception.  We stayed on site 21 which was unlevel, as are most of the sites.  We had to park a little crooked towards the rear of our site to be level enough to use all of our pads to level up the rest of the way.  This made us further away from the ill placed utility hook ups so we had to use our 30A extension cord.  The water pressure is very strong so use a pressure regulator so you don’t blow a hole in your hose like we did.  Considerable traffic on Oak Grove Road during the day but quiets down at night.

Trash and Recycle:  Trash cans at every site but no recycle in the cg.  About 2 miles east is a convenient county recycling center.

Activities:  We had wonderful weather here so we simply enjoyed sitting outside and watching the squirrels chase each other amongst the Autumn leaves.  The cg was crowded for Halloween weekend with lots of folks decorating their campers.  I spoke with one gentleman who said that about six families there did this each year.  They had fun in a respectful way.  We stayed here because we would be close to Gaffney, SC (our next stop for service) and the weekly rate was cheap.

On site 21  On site 21
On site 21
On site 21  Filling up site 21
Visible slope around our site
Entry  Dam spillway
Entry to the cg                                          Moss Lake spillway
John Moss Lake  Boat ramp
John Moss Lake and boat ramp
Halloween decorations  Halloween decorations
Halloween decorations