Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Camping On Jekyll Island Georgia our Home away from Home..


MQTlogoa Joe Todd reporting from Jekyll Island Campground … (A Few Thoughts On Camping)

Map picture

Linda and I spent about one week at this campground the first part of May (tent site 16). Excellent Campground and we had all sunshine with temps ranging from 65 degrees a night to 85 degrees during the day….


This was our home away from home. We have had this Eureka tent for over thirty years. It has seen a lot of use (North South East West) and it is still going strong… Thanks Eureka


“The place which you have selected for your camp, though never so rough and grim, begins at once to have its attractions, and becomes a very centre of civilization to you: “Home is home, be it never so homely.” – Henry David Thoreau….. Linda tells me I’ll be cooking breakfast in the morning.


“How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof!  In such places standing alone on the mountain-top it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make - leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone - we all dwell in a house of one room - the world with the firmament for its roof - and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track.”  ~John Muir …. Linda says, “That is all well and good but where is breakfast?”


Camping tip #1… If you are camping for any length of time and using a Coleman/Propane Stove get a 10 gallon propane tank. I used to get so tired of carrying and then disposing of the individual tanks

pptank If you look closely you can just make out the top of my 10 gallon tank. ( Just trying to be a little easier on the environment)


Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.  ~Garrison Keillor


FAV1 I even did the dishes when I got a

120px-RoundTuit Ok one more camping tip. That would be tip #2… Did you notice the size of the Eureka Tent? Well, when one gets a little older one might have to make a couple trips to the bathroom during the night and the bathroom might be a little distant from your camp. So……

DSC_0002a The Luggable Loo fit nicely in the corner of the tent and saved a lot of steps….

Linda and I say, “ thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more on Jekyll Island.”

“Pitch your tent, park your RV or camper under the magnificent oaks on the northern tip of Jekyll Island! Located opposite the Clam Creek Picnic Area, you are near by Driftwood Beach, the fishing pier and fascinating historic ruins.” READ MORE


DSC_0006A ALERT: In case anyone is considering doing some camping this spring or summer, please note the following public service announcement: In Alaska, tourists are warned to wear tiny bells on their clothing when hiking in bear country. The bells warn away MOST bears. Tourists are also cautioned to watch the ground on the trail, paying particular attention to bear droppings to be alert for the presence of Grizzly Bears. One can tell a Grizzly dropping because it has tiny bells in it. (sorry)



A Colorful World said...

We always loved camping in years past. Have a trip coming up but we will be staying in cabins instead of a tent. There's nothing like being out-of-doors!

Linda G. said...

We navigated from tent to cabins, when camping.