Friday, June 8, 2012

Jelly Stone...Here We Come!!!

I am really looking forward to our vacation this year! 

No beach for us, we are headed to my favorite place in the whole world....

(photo by Google images)
the Great Smokey Mountains!

We will be parking the camper
Jelly Stone Campground
I could not be more excited!

I really hope I am lucky enough to see one of these...
At a distance, of course. 

I will be sipping my morning coffee
by this....

Don't you just love Camping!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Grayson Highlands State Park Campground Review

Grayson Highlands State Park

Let me begin by saying, 
we did not stay in the main campground so my review may not be totally fair.
We actually camped in the stable camping area.
It was Memorial Day weekend so they it was used as the overflow campground.

There were around twenty sites in this area. 
We did visit the main campground and it was very nice and much larger. 
One of the things we loved about staying on this side was watching the horses come and go.
I also learned something new. Horse trailers are actually campers on one end 
and a horse trailer on the other.
 I had no idea you could camp with your horse!
Photo from Google images

Okay, back to the campground...
 The sites are extra long, so there is plenty of room for 
gathering around the fire without feeling crowded.
The fire rings are actually in the back of the site so the smoke from the fire did not fill the
 camper like most campsites.... 
I loved that. 
The Park was beautiful with several different hikes. There is a lot to do and see.
 I recommend seeing the wild ponies.

As beautiful and all there was to do at this campground and Park,
 I can not give this campground our Comfy Campground Stamp of Approval. 

Our number one complaint; there was only ONE shower in the
 bathhouse for a campground with twenty sites.
There was almost always a line and I ended up taking take a cold shower....
 Not fun!
I normally shower in the camper, but with no sewer available, 
we were limited on gray tank space.
There is very little cell service depending on your server. I have AT&T and I had none.
Our friends have Verizon and they had a little.
I also must warn you  that the drive over was a tough one too.
Very curvy, steep, and narrow roadways!
So, if you are brave and willing to take cold showers, this is a very beautiful place to camp.