We had our first trip in the New To Us 1983 Jayco Jayking 12
We wanted to go to Tannehill, AL, however I called about 11:30 am Friday, they only have a couple of primitive spots left. Next I tried Cloud Canyon, GA, same deal.
Our choices at that point were Davey Crockett in TN or Fall Creek Falls.
I called Fall Creek Falls, they said first come first served, and they had some sites opened. It's about a 3 hour drive, I stopped by AAA for Camp and Tour books just incase they sold out before we arrived.
When we arrived they had lots of sites to choose from. We bought 3 bundles of wood for $3.50 each and camped at site E-207
After setting up the campsite, we were apparently far away from a grocery, so we went to dinner at Top of the Porch restaurant we saw on the way into the park. The owner was nice, and the food was good.
Back at the campsite we started a fire, the abundance of leaves on the ground made the task easier. Toasted marshmallows and two raccoons going through the other campsites were the evenings entertainment.
The temperature at 8 am was 35 degrees! We got in bed at 11pm, still felt cold with the electric heater on. Got up, put two sleeping bags under the foam (1 bag under each of us) The extra insulation really seemed to help. At one point I laid on my side with my back to the outside of the camper. The cold was so intense it made my back hurt! I pulled more of the sleeping bag that was on top of me to cover my back.
Throughout the night, I covered my face with the sheet to keep from breathing in cold air. My wife normally likes to sleep in the cold running the ceiling fan almost year round, she was cold in the camper that night. If we do many more of these nights with temps in the 30's we will likely buy an electric blanket in addition to the electric heater.
In the morning, once the sun started hitting the camper it warmed up quickly. We got up out of the camper at 8am, started another fire, hot chocolate and everything was good. Showers then we went to see the Falls, came back and packed up, left shortly after the designated Noon checkout time. The falls was really nice, the trip down you need to be careful where you step, the way backup you need to be in good shape!
Stopped by the Indian and Antique store at the entrance to the park on the way out, headed back home.
The campground was nice, decent amount of space between the sites, fairly level, picnic tables and fire rings, lots of trees. The shower houses were nice. Overall a nice park to visit, this was "Our Type" of place to stay.
Question though, they had a "Wash Your Dishes" Closet between the Men's and Women's sides. Behind the sink to wash your dishes was another "Thing" I meant to take a picture, but forgot. It looked like a utility sink/tub you would have in a basement, in a way. It was up higher off the ground, fairly large, hot and cold water. However, it also have a Flush handle like a toilet. What is this thing called exactly and why is there a flush handle on a sink?
I posted a few pictures to my Facebook account, I'll upload them to Picasa as well and reply here with a link.