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2019 – Little Tallapoosa Park – Carrollton, GA

Little Tallapoosa Park is located on the outskirts of Carrollton, GA and a short distance from I20. We enjoyed our week at this pretty park. There are two campground loops. One is more suited for tents and smaller rigs. The “RV Campground” has sites that will handle larger rigs. Several of those sites are pull through. Those around the parameter, and a few others are nice back-ins. In the pull-throughs pay attention to your campsite entry and exit points as some are ramped. We could see some drag marks to the front of our site so we opted to back out upon leaving rather than chance just driving out. I’m not sure all the sites are level but many are. Ours was quite good. The RV sites are all 50 amp/FHU. It may be difficult to get satellite TV from the parameter sites on the south side but it was an easy shot from our spot. Our Verizon signal was solid.

The roads are all good and the park boasts some very nice paved trails, a small playground, a nice bathhouse with laundry, and a splash pad that I’m sure gets lots of use in the summertime. The town of Carrollton has all the stores you will need and downtown Atlanta is less than an hour away.

This county park is a winner and we will happily return to it on future visits to the Atlanta area.

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2019 – Sightseeing: Word of Coca-Cola, Atlanta, GA

It was fun visiting the World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta GA. The tour is interactive with lots of lights, sounds, movies, hands on and photo ops. After entering we were given a free Coke while we waited our turn to start the adventure. There are many screens and videos. We learned about John Pemberton the man who invented Coca-Cola. There are guides in each area to answer questions and provide information. A guide talked about various Coke signs and other memorabilia used to advertise Coke in the past. We then entered a 3D movie and saw clips from a wide variety of commercials used by Coke from around the world. There are photo opportunities with the Coca-Cola Polar Bear and a large safe door similar to the one where the secret recipe is kept. We took a break in the Commercial Room where they show a wide variety of commercials about Coke from across the years and around the world. My favorite was “I like to buy the World a Coke “ song with the young people on the hill and Scott’s was Mean Joe Green and the little boy. One of the areas has the safe holding the Coca-Cola recipe. I enjoyed looking at all the memorabilia including Santa pictures across the years. Probably the biggest attraction is the tasting room where there are drinks made by Coca-Cola around the world. You can drink all you want. Some are good and others just tasted bad to me. There are also fountains with all the Coke products we see all the time. Scott liked his soft drink of choice, Coke Zero better than any of the other offerings. I think I liked one from South America the best. The gift shop has every Coca-Cola product I’ve ever seen and many I haven’t. All in all, it was a fun time and I recommend it.

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2019 – Wendy Oaks RV Park, Florence, MS

We spent an unplanned few days in Florence, MS, just south of Jackson, as we waited to have an alignment done on the motorhome.  We landed at Wendy Oaks RV Park which is located right on Highway 49, around 12 miles south of I20.

This campground is primarily a residential park but there are a few pull-throughs for travelers.  These sites are reasonably easy to get into and long enough for bigger rigs.  They are level, on gravel, and have 50 amp/FHU connections.

The main feature of the place is a pretty lake.  A few campsites have nice views of it, most don’t but are just across the road from it – still a pleasant setting.  There’s a block shower house with small laundry.

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If you arrive from the north you will need to pass the campground and do a u-turn to get back to it.  I was a bit concerned about having enough room to do that, so after passing the campground and going under the railroad trestle I pulled of onto the right turn lane at Muse Road (in front of a Dollar General that you really can’t see coming from the north).  I waited for traffic to clear and then swing across, using up all the 4 lanes of the divided highway (and just a bit of the Muse Road exchange).  That got our 39′ motorhome with towed turned around and coming the right way.  I will also mention that as I came south my GPS tried to get me to turn around and go to another “Wendy” business – I think a pump out service or something like that.  Again, coming south you want to go under the railroad trestle and then turn around at Muse Road.  You also probably want to know that Highway 49 coming south from I20 is undergoing heavy construction.  Lanes are switched, the road is rough, and traffic can be bad.

Aside from the above, while this place is nothing close to being a destination park it works just fine for people traveling Highway 49 and needing a place to land.  There aren’t many spots so you will want to phone ahead for a reservation.

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