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Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Fall Vandweller SE GTG at Tumbling Creek,Tennessee.

We're sitting here at what Cuzzin Dyck tells me is the 8th Annual Fall Southeast Get Together here at Tumbling Creek in Tennessee. 

Tumbling creek is just out our front door

Cuzzin Dyck started it & he's been rolling with it every year since then. He's friends with a lot of the locals (good folks!), there is fire wood and a fire going almost all the time.
The nearest towns are Ducktown & Copperhill.

Folks hanging around the camp fire

This is my 3rd one but I have been here camping at least once when it wasn't a GTG. Nice place! 

The spot is an abandoned Forest Service campground. Some years back, the Forest Service showed up one night, picked up all the tables, the fire rings & boarded up the outhouse and capped the well.... the next morning it was no longer a Forest Service campground...  

This is a 'bring everything yourself' camp.  There is a creek and places to park or set up a tent. You are on your own for toilet facilities too.

The view from the far end

The view from the main road

There is a fair amount of shade so solar does not do as well as at some places... It's one in the afternoon right now, Rich has sunlight & will have it the rest of the day, Dyck too. Our panel should be getting full sunlight in an hour or so...
A good Verizon signal but no ATT.

Larry the RVing Kitty

A bunch of friends show up for as much or as little camping as they care to do or have time for.   You occupy your time doing what makes you happy & sit around the campfire shooting the shit... This is just friends camping in the fall.

Usually meals are fend for yourself but every now & then someone gets an idea & we all join in. 

Good eats!

We had a really nice pot luck a few days back, EVERYTHING was great!  Mac-n-cheese, homemade egg rolls, Chicken Parmesan, pickled vegetable salad, sliced tomatoes, garlic bread, brownies & peanut butter fudge.  Last night I made a big pot of simple spaghetti, someone else had hard rolls & herb-garlic butter... good good good!

There was some talk of chili & a roast tonight.

There are forest roads, old homestead sites, a fishing lake at the end of this road and the creek. Tumbling Creek is a nice one too!

This morning it was in the lower 30's.  I had to put long pants on yesterday evening and a denim jacket over my hooded sweatshirt this morning. Any less of a campfire & I'd have had to put shoes & sock on! 

Dressed warm

The fire keeps the toes warm!

It's getting near time to head farther south!!


  1. We are in the thirties here in Maine. I've got long johns on.
    the Ol'Buzzard

    1. I lived in northern Minnesota (Bemidji area) for 6 years, I don't miss the long johns!

  2. What a nice campground. I am used to bringing all that I need with me so it would be a really treat to stay there.

    Got a kick out of the RVing kitty. The food looks good!

    Enjoy yourselves around the cozy campfire.