A Site at Sadlers
The greatest feeling in the world might be heading back to work on a Tuesday knowing that you only have to make it until Friday again to go camping. It was a quick turn around for us. After a great trip to Georgia, we were headed back to the lake, but this time to Sadlers Creek State Park.
We pretty much left the trailer loaded up, so on Friday we could just roll out right after work. This trip was about 2.5 hours and located near some of our other trips like Lake Hartwell, which we went to over Christmas.
Despite a few traffic delays, we made it to the park around 9:00 pm. When we got there, we noticed a lot of logging in the park that seemed to be taking place. We found our campground loop, and when we approached our site, we found cars parked on both sides of the (already narrow) turn and two guys standing there watching us pull in. Rather than move their vehicles that were blocking the road, they proceeded to stand there and yell about how we wouldn't make the turn. Luckily Cameron is one of the best drivers, especially with a trailer, that I have ever seen, and he did it no problem. He backed up beautifully into the site no problem and we proceeded to set up camp for the weekend while our fan club whistled and stood in awe.
The weekend forecast looked fabulous for us. We were able to enjoy the sounds of the lake on Friday evening as we sat outside. This is the perfect time of year if you ask the Camera Couple because it's comfortable for sleeping with the windows open with hardly any bugs. Great sittin' outside weather!
We enjoyed some drinks and chicken salad sandwiches before taking a walk with Luna. After that, it was time to get some rest and see what tomorrow would bring!
LunaBear and I got up early to get a start on the day. The sunrise was gorgeous, and I saw what we think was a little beaver making its way across the lake. It was very quiet out, and Luna and I sat enjoying some coffee before Cameron joined us.
After a mid-morning snack, Cameron and I decided to take a walk to check out the other campgrounds. There were a total of 3 loops in the park. We underestimated just how far a walk it was. It's always amazing that you can be in a state park all weekend and do so many miles of walking without ever leaving.
As we talked and walked, we realized just how warm it was getting. The sun was out, and it must have been 70 degrees! By the time we made it to the first campground loop, we were hot and tired only to find the loop was closed still for the winter season. Realizing that most things in the park seemed to be closed, the best idea we had was to go back to our site and have a drink in the sun—which was just what we did!
We spent the afternoon reading, lounging, and even hanging out in the water! It was the perfect temperature and weather to just sit around and enjoy the scenery. We had a wonderful view of the lake and watched the boats go in and out. We actually didn't even use our canoe this trip because we just enjoyed sitting on the shore with our feet in the water. Sometimes doing absolutely nothing is the perfect way to feel rested on a weekend. The sun set with a beautiful view as we cooked our burgers and made a fire. The perfect camping night.
While I could end the blog there, with our lovely, happy smiling faces, I feel it would be unfair of me to leave the Sunday adventures out of the story.
We noticed the truck's gas mileage dipping on the drive Friday and found our rear trailer tire was low. Well, Sunday when we woke up, the tire was completely flat. Fear not! Cameron has an inflator in his truck. The only problem is that it runs on the cigarette lighter, and unfortunately for us, the truck couldn't fit in the site next to the trailer to reach the tire.
Back up plan?! Bike pump it was! Yes, that's real life. We used a bike pump to inflate our trailer tire. Luckily, we only had a slow leak and we were able to get the trailer home (with a few side stops to Home Depot to pick up a new inflator and some tools) and fix the tire. A screw was the culprit of our Sunday morning dilemma, but luckily Cameron fixed the tire up, and we are good as new! At the time of writing, the tire is still holding air nicely!
Stay tuned for our next trip up to the mountains!
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