Lake Gypsy - Camping Trips for 2019
March 2, 2019 - Rollingview Falls Lake - Site A10 (154 miles)
PALS Camping near town. The weather delayed our camping. We all decided to wait and arrive Saturday a.m. Monica had bowling so Luis went up to set up and I arrived after I picked Monica up from bowling with the dogs. We really liked this campground. Had a great time walking a trail to the lake and weather was nice and we walked on a dock. We had a good evening for a campfire Saturday. Pierrie's were camping and Roman's in their new camper shell, Deb brought her tent. Sally and David joined us for the communal evening meal and campfire then they departed. Ginny and Kevin decided not to join as the rain put a damper on their plans. We had a communal breakfast hosted inside the Pierrie trailer due to more rain Sunday morning. However, it was a fun weekend of fellowship.
Luis scoped out some future sites:
March 22, 2019 - Point South / Yemassee KOA (339 miles)
Stopped here on our way to Zolfo Springs. With stops and all it was about a 7 hour drive. Good place to spend the night. The site was level enough that I did not even disconnect the trailer from the tow vehicle. We hooked up (dry) to electric and put the slide out. Just spent the night. It was a nice KOA. We have stayed here before. It is the one with the wine bar/coffee shop office and mermaid decorations.
- Bathrooms were nice and clean. They also have heat and air conditioning.
- There is a nice dog run.
- They have a nice coffee shop / Wine Shop.
- Easy off and on from I-95
We stayed at site #10.
March 23, 2019 - Highlands Hammock State Park - Site 71 (733 miles)
We spent 5 nights...this is near Javi and Tania's farm in Sebring FL. The park is nice and it had a store and museum that was interesting. The actual sites were pretty cozy and it was a spring break week so the weekend was crowded. But overall it got less crowded during the week and we got in some good hiking on their trails. We spent a day at the farm and they spent a day with us at the campground.
One day we drove to Pembroke Pines with the dogs to see Nena. Dorene babysat the girls and we visited Nena and ate lunch with Nena at Flannigans. It was a nice treat. Then we ate dinner with Carlos and Dorene at Carrabas and the dogs our two and their two (clones of ours) had so much fun playing together. We drove back to Sebring.
There is a Sonny's BBQ in Sebring. We ate at Red Lobster for Monica's birthday (she enjoyed it, but don't eat there again). Notes:
- 125-138 pull through and the best ones.
We stayed at site 71.
March 28, 2019 - Savannah South KOA (395 miles)
This is a very nice KOA. It has a beautiful lake with swans, and assorted other birds and wildlife. I would definitely stay here again. We were just in for a quick overnight. Very Nice Lake!!!!!
May 5, 2019 - Byrd's Branch Campground, Elkin, NC (372 miles)Notes:
- Small campground.
- Site 7 is the most private.
- Site 6 is also private.
- Sites 5 to 7 have full hook-up.
- Sites 8 to 11 are in the middle and have no privacy.
- Bathrooms (one for men and one for women) are clean but only have room for one person at a time.
- Short walk to Carter's Falls.
We stayed at site #6.