|Rolling out of the Watkinsville Publix, all clean and shiny|
|It Pollened last night|
We take our time driving up from Watkinsville, Georgia, but it is still a short trip, less than fifty miles. Despite my dawdling and slow driving, we still arrive a little after 11:00am. I checked the reservations the week before on the possibility we might check in a day early and found our site was open until our first reserved day. Usually it isn't a problem to arrive early if the site is vacant. We have been allowed in early at many Corps campgrounds. If your site isn't cleared yet, you have to wait until the other camper checks out as happened to use last year at Raystown Lake. There, we simply drove to the visitor center parking lot and waited until check in time.
As it turned out at Watsadler, someone reserved our spot in the meantime and hadn't yet checked out. For the first time in the many, many times we have checked in at Corps of Engineer campgrounds, we meet Grumpy. Grumpy informs us she has our on-line reservation but the site is not yet vacant [It turned out to be vacant - the site had not been used] and we can go back into town and wait at the Walmart parking lot. OK, fair enough, rules are rules. But I mention I was going to pull through the dump station and empty my holding tanks as I turned around.