Yep, That’s right!
We were tired. I had driven over seven hours in the RV with a Jeep in Tow, and it was time to quit.
Oh, I was OK, but I needed to stare at something other than a white line on the right and a dashed line on the left.
I had wanted to make it to Montgomery, AL, but I decided to find a campground.
I got on the web, and found several in Auburn, AL. and we called a few.
It was Saturday, and what would think goes on at this time of year in Auburn, AL?
Right on College Football game.
It turned out that there wasn’t an empty caming site within 30-miles of Auburn.
So, we backed off and found a little, and not highly rated CG in LaGrange.
It is called Hoofers.
Not a clue how it got it’s name, but I had a weird feeling, but we went ahead and called them anyway.
The phone rang and a person answered and gave me directions.
Which I wrote down, by the way.
It went like this: You take exit-18, take a right off of the ramp. Go down three stoplights and take a right on the “14-Spur” at the foot of the water tower.
Go 3-4 miles and take a right on Hwy-27, go about a mile on the right and we are there.
OK, Simple right?
Idid as told, and turned right on US-27 …… and I drove for 7 miles. No Campground.
I have been here before, so I pulled over and called the CG again.
The same guy answered, and I explained my problem.
His response was. “Lordy!” I’m not sure where you are.”
TO which I responded; Well, If yoy live here and can’t tell me how to get there, I am in big trouble because, I damned sure don’t have a clue.”
He seemed upet with my anguage, but ai calmed down and went through what I had done, and he said;
Oh, You took US-27, you needed to take state hwy 27!
So, after a minute or so, I peeled myself off of the roof and as calmly as possible mentioned the fact that someone, not from the area, would probably need to know this distinction in the future.
He was silent for a few seconds and agreed that he would keep this in mind.
Needless to say, we had a communication problem, but, by this time I was so tired that I was going to find this damned CG and stay there.
Little did I know!
I kind of knew that I was in trouble when he gave me his Cell phone number, and said if I had any more problems, that I should call him on it, because he was leaving the office, but wanted to be sure that I got into the CG.
OK, three more calls and I was finally on a road that he agreed was the right one.
He told me that; You can’t miss the CG. It is right next to the John Deere dealership!
Cold Chills went down my spine.
And, let’s ignore the fact that the 3-miles he said was ahead, was really 5.3 miles.
I finally found the John Deere Dealership, and sure as hell, there was a campground right next door.
Oh, Did I mention that he said it was owned by the same person as owned the Hoofers restaurant on the property.
So, we pulled in, and ….. the Office was closed.
It was only 4:00PM, and the office was closed!
I had to take an envelope and put my “cash” money in it and slide it into a slot like at a bank.
Then we went down to the camping sites.
They were all about 30-35 feet long!
So, I improvised.
I pulled into two sites lengthwise and to hell with it!
If no one was running the place, I figured I could do whatever I wanted.
BTW! There were around 70-80 sites, and there were 3 campers in the whole place.
I looked arund as I was hooking up and then I saw the signs;
PRAISE GOD! JESUS SAVES! VICTORY TO GOD!
I had Arrived!
My Beer drinking, swearing, and stinky feet Ass was ensconced in a dyed-in-the-wool religious zealots CG.
I told Helen, and we figured! We would shut up, talk to no-one, and get out in the early hours, so wat could go wrong? Right?
So, we finished hooking up and walked up to the Restaurant. CLOSED! Out of Business!
No problem, we walked out to the street for a look. IF you can’t eat John Deere paint, well, we weren’t going to eat out that night.
SO, we walked back to the Community building! CLOSED!
We saw a sign that said; WASEERIA!
We walked over and: two restrooms, a table TV, four chairs and rwo washing machines.
But, the AC was on and working.
We waked back outside the whole comples was connected to a big Church, Also closed!
I was ready to pray for a Beer by this time.
We talked things over, and we finally decided.
We went back to the RV.
We turned on the AC.
We turned on the TV.
We opened a couple of bottles of Chardonnay!
We went to Bed.
We slept well, and we;
Got the Hell out of “La Grange” before daylight the next morning.
We spent a week in a LaGrange …… last Night!