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    Hanging on Lake Hartwell

    Everyone should go to ground... every once in a while just to reappreciate your hammock.
    I went camping with the family this weekend to Sadler's Creek State Park on Lake Hartwell. One son and I went down Friday and took two of our dogs to see how they would do camping.
    This is Emilee


    and Cesar


    I had reserved two sites at the end of a loop and we set up the living quarters at the end one and the eating area on the next one. That way we would have at least one site between us and our closest neighbor. Rather than stick my son with the dog-sitting, I blew up an air mattress and slept in the tent with him and the dogs.
    Most miserable camping night I've ever had.
    The dogs were not bad, didn't bark or make noise, they just didn't want to sleep much. Cesar, the one with the tongue, surprised me several times with that thing. At about 5:00 am, they decided it was time to get up, so we went for a walk. BTW...air mattresses are from the devil.

    Saturday, the rest of the family showed up, we played in the water, Emi loves it, Cesar, not so much. We had a great day and the Mrs. wasn't going to camp so she took the dogs back with her. (I love that woman).
    Saturday night, I was back in my blackbird as God intended.

    Here are a few of the required pictures.
    The campsite with the Blackbird behind the ground dwelling, D.O. cooking was Blueberry Cobbler and Mile High Salsa Bake, and a sunset.
    I love a good sunset.







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    Wow ... much better weekend than me! Fine looking food and good looking beasts you had with you. Thanks for sharing!

    WARNING: Will discuss Rhurbarb Strawberry Pie and Livermush at random.


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    Thanks for sharing. Those are some good-lookin' dogs. And that is an awesome sunset. Nice shot!

    Lake Hartwell is my "home" lake -- the Twin Lakes area in particular, since I grew up in Pendleton. My sister-in-law worked at Sadler's Creek when she was at Clemson.

    Chris

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    MMMM, MMMM!!!! Dang, does that look good! Hope you saved me some?
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    Thanks for sharing that looks to have been some pretty tasty food you had there.
    Terry

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    Wow! My family used to go to Sadler's Creek in the 60s, I think before it was a state park perhaps. GREAT times. I was visiting SC for Fathers Day last month and my siblings and I were talking about "the old days" with the family at Sadler's Creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swampfox View Post
    air mattresses are from the devil.

    I was back in my blackbird as God intended.


    these items required quoting, looks like you had fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Land View Post
    Thanks for sharing. Those are some good-lookin' dogs. And that is an awesome sunset. Nice shot!

    Lake Hartwell is my "home" lake -- the Twin Lakes area in particular, since I grew up in Pendleton. My sister-in-law worked at Sadler's Creek when she was at Clemson.

    Chris
    Jocassee rocks, unless it's too far away. Hiking up around that sucker in the Jocassee Gorges is one of my favorite things in life. Give it a try sometime. There's also a LOT less boat traffic.

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    Nightwalker,
    You might be interested in this Jocassee Group Hang.

    Original posting
    http://www.hammockforums.net/forum/s...ad.php?t=18991

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    I agree with your comments. Lake Jocassee is beautiful, but it takes an hour longer for me to get there and the tent sites that are on the water are not the kind you can drive up to. It's very convenient on Hartwell to drive right to the site with all your gear and be on the water.
    Although Lake Hartwell has had a rep for being muddy, the water has been very clear now for several years.
    We are blessed in the upstate with some beautiful water to play in and Lake Murray is not that far away either.
    He is your friend, your companion, your defender... he is your dog. You are his life, his leader, and master. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of that devotion.

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    Glad to hear you slept lousy on the ground ...... I mean that in the best of ways!
    That cobbler made my stomach call out .... m-m-m-m-m-m-m
    Shug
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