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                                                           Southern Comfort Truck Camper Rally

                                           Petersburg COE – Appling, GA – 4/4/2008 thru 4/6/2008

   Kim and Dave, Stu and Darlene, Terry and Carole, Boyd and Marsha, Jim and Mary, Billy and Dale

Campground Rating:
   5 (out of 5)

Rating reasons / About the campground:
   Campsites very clean and neat - most are pull through, large, and flat; large pavilions; bathrooms/shower house clean; boat ramp
still usable even with the water down; no camp store (shop n' rob less than 1 mile, Augusta, GA within 15 miles)

Campsite number:

About our trip:
   We were originally going to take JC (Ashley's friend) with us but because rain was predicted Friday and Saturday, Christy (JC's
mom) offered to watch Ashley for us instead. We left the decision up to the girls and they opted to stay behind. I thought it was a
great choice (especially for us!!!). Gets rather cramped in the TC when it’s raining. It rained off and on the drive to the
campground. We arrived around 8:00 and amazingly, the rain had stopped. After we removed the camper and took Bandit for a
walk, we decided to have a campfire (We brought a 4x8 foot trailer full of wood!). Of course, as soon as the fire was going it
started to rain.

   After breakfast, we met a few of the other rally members. Got the fire roaring and of course the rain started yet again.
Thankfully, we had the foresight to remove the camper from truck on Friday night with the intentions of going to a movie
Saturday. We drove down to Augusta (15 miles) and ate lunch then saw “Leatherhead”. It was a cute movie (guys…you know
what I mean). When we arrived back at the campsite, Kim started making the Broccoli Salad. I revived the fire and started cooking
the pork loin, sweet potatoes, and corn on the cob. We all met up at the pavilion at 6pm and had an incredible potluck supper.
Most came back to our site for a wet campfire (do you see the theme of the rally yet?).

Around the campfire:

   I would like to thank Boyd and Marsha for
leaving the campfire Saturday night because as soon as they did it stopped raining!  

Sunday morning brought another “potluck” breakfast and even some SUN!!

   I’d like to thank Jim and Sue for the very tasty venison sausage. That’s something I can never have enough of. I think I ate
enough food this weekend to last me a week. Sure was good. After we gorged ourselves, we went out for a ride on Boyd and
Marsha’s pontoon boat (A second thank-you is in order). We even tried a little fishing but no luck. Sunday turned out to be nice. In
fact, I ended up being sunburned in the 2 hours we spent on the pontoon boat.
One thing that’s nice about Georgia rest areas are the availability of dump stations. From what I’ve heard, all the rest areas on
Georgia’s interstates are supposed to have dump stations and I have yet to find one that doesn’t. It was a good thing we were
driving past one because the dump station at the campground had a class A and a travel trailer waiting in line when we left.

   Overall, a good trip even with the poor weather, we were able to meet some wonderful people, and unfortunately gained a little
weight. Until next time, Dave.

   P.S. Here’s the recipe for Broccoli Salad.

Broccoli Salad


16 oz broccoli shaved
3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese
2 red apples chopped
1 cup raisins
1 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup of any nuts (slivered almonds work well)
1 red onion chopped (optional) (we don't use any)
Dressing (1-cup mayo; 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (to taste); 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar)

Mix all dry ingredients and then mix with dressing

   Couple more pix:
Stu, Marsha, and Boyd.
Me and Terry.
Breakfast at the pavilion:
Jim and Sue's camper on 20.
Petersburg COE – Appling, GA – 4/4/2008 thru 4/6/2008
Camper loaded and ready to go
(Rob's trailer full of wood and note
the yellow dusting on the hood of
the truck).
Kim, Darlene, and Stu.
Terry and Carole's camper on 21
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