Leaving the greater Savannah, Ga. area was a relief. Something about the city makes me uneasy, traffic, people, and the noise. I couldn’t wait to leave and find some peace and quiet. No motors, no electrical buzzing, no loud people. I got on the “Googles” looking for such a quiet place. I searched for a free camping site and found Barrington County Park. The description sounded good and it was less than 45 miles south. The hubby made a quick phone call making sure the park was still open to the public and off we went.
The closer we drove the better I felt. You see, I have anxiety issues. I’ve had them since I was in my early 20’s. It seems the symptoms have gotten worse with age. I’m always searching for tranquility.
I guess that’s why traveling in a camper sounded so good to me. It’s a self-medicating thing. Similar to the drug user looking for their next fix, I’m looking for a secluded site to reduce my anxiety.
Well, back to the camping thing…the butterflies in my stomach are gone and my heart has stopped racing. I look forward to enjoying this site for the evening. I took a refreshing shower with well water this evening, today was hot. It felt great to wash my hair. While we were at the showers, we met a camper/dweller (he was a nice enough fellow, full of information) who informed us this site is typically busy on the weekend with local young’uns who like to party. I believe we will be leaving before then.
Have you ever noticed that your biological clock kicks in when there is no power for lights? The sun is setting and I am getting sleepy. By the time the sun set, the crickets and frogs were in full party mode. The park was quiet and the temperature was dropping. I was drifting off to ‘La la’ land.
I woke to a cool morning with hot coffee made from our french press. After looking at the day’s temperature, my hubby and I decided we needed to find somewhere to buy ice. The worse thing in the heat is to be dehydrated. So off we drove to the next town over, Jesup, Ga
I just hope my dear friend, anxiety, won’t follow me but it seems she always does.