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Old 12-28-2012, 07:19 AM   #1
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Pre Fort Trip and Fort Trip Report/ now pix added!

Day 1- Dec. 26 4:30 AM, rise and shine. There is Frank, myself and Bailey our fur baby. Finish loading last minute things in the TT. Eat some eggs and toast, a little for Bailey too. On the road by 6:45. It's windy and raining so Frank takes it slow and easy. Then we notice the truck heater fan won't work. Wow the traffic is very heavy. About 2 hours into the trip we come upon a guy in a Mercedes who is driving in the middle lane but weaving 6 feet over into the other lanes. We don't dare pass him, neither does anyone else. I call Ga Patrol. Well after 10 minutes people get impatient and start passing him nearly getting slammed. We lose track of him. About 25 miles from where we first seen him he was pulled over by 2 State Patrol cars. All goes OK until Atlanta, traffic jam, stop and go for 1 hour. Time for a snack, a little beef jerky for the 3 of us. Well there are 3 more traffic jams thru Ga each about 30 minutes of stop and go traffic. So we had to do an emergency window rolling down for Bailey. and the air suction started the heater fan going again. We stop for a late lunch at Sonny's BBQ. Finally get to the CG Thousand Trails, 14 hours from the time we left. Normally an 11 hour drive. Pull in hook up electric and water and go to bed.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:51 AM   #2
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Day 2 - Dec 27 It was 37 overnight and high of 61.
Sleep in, get set up, take the GC off the truck. Plug in the new 24 inch HD TV, nothing... nada, defective. So we went to eat a late lunch at Miller's Ale House. Yum, if you eat off WDW property this is a must do restaurant. Then to Wal-Mart and got a 26 inch one. Got our shopping done there and at Publix. Took a long walk, watched a little TV and to bed. This is the R&R part of the trip.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:55 AM   #3
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Hope the rest of your trip goes off without a hitch. Have fun!
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Too bad about the tv Denise. But at least you made it to the Fort.

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Old 12-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #6
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But at least you made it to the Fort.
Not at The Fort yet. Frank is happy about the TV, after all, bigger is better.

There will be pix later.
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Yay a trip report!! Settling in..
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:56 PM   #8
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Not at The Fort yet. Frank is happy about the TV, after all, bigger is better.

There will be pix later.
My bad. Please proceed.

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Old 12-28-2012, 04:04 PM   #9
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I left the USB cord to import pix to the laptop at home.

Well, I was gonna tell about and post pix of the Thousand Trails CG. First off you do not need a membership. It was $357.42 for 7 nites. Less then 3 nites at The Fort during this Holiday season. It's not The Fort. But, it's OK. Close to a lot of restaurants and shopping. Turn left or right out of the drive and there is a Publix and a Wal-Mart. There is a gate with a code to get in. It's big enough to loop, take long walks and nature trail. There is a dogpark with a small and large dog section.





There isn't cable but we get a lot of TV stations with a digital tuner TV. There are sites up front that are open with a tree/bush here and there.



The back D section reminds me of The Fort before the clearing. Lots of foliage and private.





There is also a lake with a dock and row boats to use.




Pool, hot tub and store. Also daily activities.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:33 PM   #10
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Day 3 - Dec 28

Nice temps overnight 44 and warmer today 68. Lazy morning, long walk and lunch at Miller's Ale House. Fish and chips for Frank and beef stew in a bread bowl for me. Then some walking, looping and walked thru some new RV's 4 sale. We seen a Class A we both liked. Burgers and potatoes for dinner. Watching some TV and listening to the rain on the roof. Can't get more relaxed than that.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:05 AM   #11
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Day 4 - Dec 29 Beautiful warm sunny afternoon 75 or so. Lots of R&R. Looping, walking. Steak and shrimp at the TT for dinner. The CG is pretty full. Lots of fur babies.
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Which Thousand Trails CG are you at?

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Old 12-30-2012, 02:48 PM   #13
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I am enjoying your report.
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Old 12-30-2012, 05:18 PM   #15
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Today was chilly. Started out at 34 got up to 55. Hoodie weather. We found another good place to eat, Houlihan's on 192 brunch buffet served 8AM till 1PM. It was really good and factor in price, excellent. $6.99 each and $2.50 for coffee or hot chocolate which were both

Made to order omelettes, fried seasoned potatoes, fresh fruit, cereal, assorted breads, muffins, sausage gravy, grits, oatmeal, pancakes, french toast, bacon, ham, link sausage, scrambled eggs, tomatoes and all sorts of condiments.

Then we did some walking, looping and sat out in the sun and people watched.

Dinner was pork, potatoes, gravy and onions in the crockpot. Then a walk, inside warming up. Gonna try some cinnamon schnapps tonight and watch some TV.
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