American by birth, Southern by the grace of God.
Louis Grizzard, a great American
It's choice ~ not chance ~ that determines your destiny.
Jean Nidetch

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Today we drove out I-20 towards the Alabama line to check out a park we had seen once before, to get some more info and have a better look around. Yogi Bear's Jellystone is a franchise park and the owners live on site. It's an option for us if we want to stay in the area several months, near family. This park is very 'kid friendly', especially in the summer. Today was dark and overcast but I got a few pictures with the cell phone.

Yogi welcomes everyone!
Main office and activities area
Campers on the lower loop
More campers around the circle
And a few more
Friendly pet pig. He came running to the fence looking for a 'snack'. :-) See one of several playgrounds in the background.

While we were out that way we visited John Tanner Park to see our buddies that work there. It is such a beautiful park, we just wanted to sit on the front porch of the office in the rocking chairs all afternoon. We feel like this is our 'home' always feels like home when we return.

John Tanner Park.....

and ice on the lake last winter.


Karen said...

Did you ask if they are still using camp hosts there? It is one of our favorite parks, too.

The Jellystone looks nice enough for being near to family. Do they hire workampers?

Susan said...

They have the same camp host that was there when we left; a student at the university.

Not sure about workampers at Jellystone. Maybe check on their web site or call 'em. We were just interested in the monthly stay and pay.