Heading to Florida

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Heading to Florida

Brookfield, GA – Events of Thursday, October 16, 2014 to Sunday, October 19, 2014

As we said at the end of our last post, we had a lot of rain while in Knoxville. We were hoping to see a little fall color there in the foothills of the Smokies, but as soon as a few leaves began to turn, the rain knocked them off the trees. Not only that, but every time it rained, it cooled off a little more. It was definitely time to head south.

We left Knoxville around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday for about a three-hour drive to our first overnight stop at Harvest Moon RV Park in Adairsville, GA. Adairsville is located about an hour north of Atlanta.

Harvest Moon has about 75 sites, most of which are pull-throughs. While many of the sites, especially the back-ins, are occupied by seasonals, there are about 20 extra-long pull-throughs in the front section that seem to be used primarily for overnighters.

The roads are fresh gravel and are nice and wide. The sites, which are also plenty big, have gravel pads, nice grass and an occasdional shrub or two. There are full hookups with 30/50-amp electric, free cable and free Wi-Fi. The cable channels are somewhat limited, and we found the Wi-Fi to be so slow it was almost useless. Fortunately, there was a strong Verizon 4G signal. The photos below show our site at Harvest Moon RV and a view down the road past our site.

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Our site at Harvest Moon

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View down the road past our site

Although we thought their nightly rate of $35 was a little high for a non-tourist area, Harvest Moon is a very nice campground. They have plenty of amenities like a swimming pool, game room and clubhouse, free laundry, free cable and free Wi-Fi that apparently attract a lot of seasonals and weekenders from Atlanta.

The next morning (Friday) we were on the road around 9:15 a.m. for the second leg of our journey to Florida. This leg was supposed to be a drive of a little over 4 hours to Paradise Lake RV Park in Brookfield, GA, which is just north of the Georgia/Florida border. However, the drive ended up taking almost 5 hours because we lost at least 15 or …