|Site 105, David Crockett State Park, TN|
I took my time getting up & out this morning since I only had around 100 miles to drive. Most of the drive was on US64, a pleasant 2 & mostly 4 lane 55 - 65MPH road. Lots of small towns to give a break from mindless driving.
I had a reservation for site 105 in Campground 2 at David Crockett State Park. For the last couple of Tennessee state parks I stopped in the office entering the park, and since I already paid & had a reservation, they didn't do anything (unless I asked for directions to the campsite). So, this time I drove to the site without stopping. There was no reservation form on the campsite post, but I set up anyway.
After setting up I got a bit nervous that there was no reservation form posted (there was one at all the other TN parks) so I decided to check the on line map to be sure I was in the correct campground. The PDF park map on their website shows 2 campground 2's. I called the office & they were very surprised that the map IDed both campgrounds with Campground 2 (I was in the correct one, the other is actually Campground 1). So, I'm in the right place. A nice site not too far from a bathroom with showers. Electric & Water for $18.88 per night with the $5.00 discount for seniors. Tennessee has serious taxes - 5% occupation tax, 7% state tax, 2.75% local tax, and a $5.00 reservation fee. Still, less expensive that area commercial campgrounds, and much more to my liking. I've got some trees for shade (at least they would be if leafed out - it is still a bit early.) No river running through my site like Chickasaw.
I made a run to Walmart to pick up some Neosporin. I seems that at Chickasaw State Park I ran into one of my arch enemies - chiggers. I assume that is what has been chewing on me since the bites remind me of the chigger bites I got in Florida. I also found a solution for storing my griddle for the camp stove. I found some large handbags in the woman's accessories section that were large enough, padded, and cheap at $6.99.
Dinner was a couple of Chicken & Cheese burritos & Mexicali Rose Instant Homestyle Refried Beans. The refried beans were very good, and great for camping. Rather than canned, they are freeze dried & reconstituted by adding water & heat. Of course since I bought them much further west than here, I doubt I'll find them again.
Until next time -