Saturday, March 17, 2012

Blanton Creek–Set-up Day

Thurs morning was an early day for Judy and I but we missed our 5:30 AM depart time. We didn’t get on the road to RV World (Buford GA.) until about 6:30 AM.  We had to pick up the Cardinal. We took the truck and the CR-V. Judy drove the CR-V so we could leave the truck at the CG and drive the CR-V home.  It was also nice having her behind me once we picked up the Cardinal as we drove through Atlanta on I 85S. It made it so much safer to change lanes. She would advise me via walkie talkies.
Once we arrived at RV-World, we met with Justin our service writer. He informed us that everything was completed and checked out except the Blu Ray DVD player installation. We had it with us and he took it to Matt, the Satellite tech. Matt had checked out our Winegard travlr Direct TV slimline system, and upgraded our home theatre system. Matt gave us a system overview once he had the DVD installed, and answering the questions we had. He also said we could call him if we had questions later.  Justin did a great job tracking our service work and keeping us informed. Matt and Justin did an outstanding job with customer service.
The Good Sam extended service warranty paid $1400.00 of the cost of replacing/installing a new hydraulic pump and 32” flat screen Toshiba TV. I was responsible for the  $200.00 deductible. The sat/entertainment work cost $300.00.
With everything taken care of at RV-World we hooked up the fifth wheel and headed South on I85. The distance to Blanton Creek CG is approx 125 miles. Judy kept me informed about lane changes and I kept her informed about what was up ahead. We arrived at the CG around 4:30. We had covered about 230 miles since leaving M’Ville.
Jim lv Buford              Judy lv Buford
When we got there we went into the office to talk with Ed and Char and just relax. Thur was opening day for the CG, and a lot of campers were calling and making reservations. After a break Ed and I left the office to get the Cardinal set-up. Judy stayed in the office to talk to Char and observe the reservation process. Ed directed me as I backed into the site. I was surprised at how level the site was. I did not have to level side to side, it was perfectly level. We got the rest of the set-up taken care of then returned to the office.
316 Camper registration        Host site 1
By then it was almost time for supper. Ed and I left the park and picked up a couple of Marco's Pizzas. They were delicious. Ed and I went and closed the Park gate at 9PM. It was time to get a good night’s sleep.
Judy and I had a leisurely Friday morning. With the Cardinal in its resting spot for the next six months Judy and I went over to talk with Char and Ed before returning to M’Ville.
Interior site       Shower laundry
We will be returning to the park 21 Mar.
Thanks for stopping by. Thanks to Jessica and Harry, Laurie and George, and Karen and Al for your comments.


  1. Looks like a nice spot they have you in. You have a beautiful rig!

    1. We were very pleased with the site. Once we get out our patio furniture it should be very homey!

  2. Looks like a very productive day! Your site looks very nice. :) It's great how this worked out for you - one less thing to think about this week with your fiver already parked in its spot. :)

  3. Glad to hear you got the issues all resolved and got such great service.

    Your 5th wheel is so pretty. Love the colors.