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tall, garish, red lettered sign high above Battlefield Parkway that
reads “Battlefield Burgers” restaurant, stands in stark contrast
to the marble Georgia Memorial which rises remorsefully in an empty
field just a few miles south. One identifies a bustl...

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Welcome to Cloudland
We were spared severe weather in in
our campground at Cloudland Canyon State Park as a line of heavy
storms spread across the entire southeastern United States. We had a
steady, night-long downpour, but no storms. Sleeping was a pleasure
as no one needed an...

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Cloudland Canyon State Park
did we miss Cloudland Canyon State Park? In the six summers we have
spent camping in the Appalachian mountains of Georgia and North
Carolina, we’ve stayed at many state and Federal campgrounds,
including Vogel, Unicoi, and Amicalola State Parks in the G...

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The Better, the Worse, and the Downright Abominable
Our first day on
the road this camping trip exposed us to our
lowest experience ever in despicable conduct by fellow RVers in the 463 days we’ve been on the road with our travel trail er .
Whoever used the dump station at the pristine Stephen Foster Cultura...

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Sitting on the shore of Lake Lanier in northern Georgia, watching
sailboats heel against the brisk warm, fifteen mile an hour winds as
they tack across the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi, I
have a feeling that I’ve forgotten to unplug the cof...

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Comfort Camping
Comfort Camping Comfort camping doesn’t
necessarily mean “Glamping,” or Glamour Camping. It means total,
almost meditative relaxation, where there are no worries or concerns,
just the moment at hand. Whether you are in a tent with a sleeping
bag, or in a he...

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A friend died yesterday. He didn’t “pass away” or “succumb to an illness.” No, he died. In a lucid moment before he lost consciousnesses, Sy loudly and boldly told everyone present in his hospice room, “I’m not going to fucking die!” But, he did. Try as har...

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