Ashburn, Georgia

We recently made an overnight trip in our Dixie Pixie to Carroll’s Sausage & Country Store. We stayed overnight in their RV Park, adjacent to the store.

Carroll’s Sausage RV Park

We arrived at lunch, just in time to sample some of the sausages We had lunch on the porch seated at one of the picnic tables. I had a Vidalia Onion sausage dog and Butch had a pulled pork barbecue sandwich.

Carroll’s is a busy travel stop, with clean restrooms and plenty of snacks. Regulars show up with coolers or insulated bags in preparation for serious meat shopping.

Although close to I-75, the RV Park is reasonably quiet and peaceful. We had a delicious breakfast in our Dixie Pixie of eggs, toast, and Carroll’s medium sausage patties. Very tasty!

We left with our freezer full of pork chops, pork cubed steaks, stew beef, and more breakfast sausage patties.

We enjoyed our short outing and camping in Dixie Pixie again.


Camping Fever

Dixie Pixie has had a bath after sitting idle for a year and is ready to hit the road again.

For a number of reasons, our travels this past year haven’t included our Dixie Pixie. We miss camping and intend to resume it. Stay tuned …

Dodging a Hurricane

Just as we were packing Dixie Pixie for our annual camp out with family, Florida was under a hurricane warning. We’re accustomed to Hurricane season and do our best to secure our home, but we weren’t going to let this one (Elsa) spoil our camping plans. So the day it made landfall southwest of us, we headed northwest.

We outran the storm but not the rain. The nice part of rainy weather in the south in summer, though, is cooler temperatures. Rain didn’t spoil our trip and we had fun.

One of our favorite RV parks in Alabama is Cullman Campground in Cullman, Alabama. It’s quiet and rural yet not too far from I-65 or shopping and restaurants. The staff are friendly and very accommodating.

Although we enjoy cooking our dinners, we usually have breakfast at the nearby Cracker Barrel. Here’s my nephew Joe and his wife, Vicki.

Breakfast at Cracker Barrel.

I managed to get in my exercise by walking the campground. The paved roads wind throughout the campground past a pond filled with ducks and a pony corral past old agricultural implements from the property’s origin as a farm.

Fitbit tracking.

This was a family visit more than a sightseeing camp out. We returned to an undamaged home (we hadn’t even lost electricity) and a yard filled with limbs and other storm debris. We thoroughly enjoyed dodging a tropical storm, too. If you’re traveling 65 through Alabama and need a campsite, check out Cullman Campground. You’re welcome.