A “Friendly” Week At Modoc COE Campground – September 19-28, 2014

One of our favorite Corp of Engineer campgrounds is MODOC
on Thurmond Lake just north of Augusta, Georgia.
  00 - MODOC COE Campground - 'A' marks our site
We managed to get 8 nights on site 29,
the best site in the park!!
01 - Great site on the waterfront
Then we also got to spend time with Friends!!
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On Saturday, we spent the day with Bruce & Laura and Bob & Pam04f - Bruce, Laura, Pam, Bob and Bill
exploring Thurmond Lake Dam!!
04b - view of Lake Thurmond Dam from the Visitor Center04e - View from below the dam

That evening, we enjoyed a campfire and a beautiful sunset!!!08b - great ending to a great day
On Sunday…
Bruce, Laura, Bill and I
 01d - Savannah Rapids Park - Bill, Nancy, Laura, Bruce at the Headgates
went to Savannah Rapids Park to get some exercise and enjoy the beautiful morning:o))
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00 - Savannah Rapids Park - Satellite View 00b - Savannah Rapids Park - Rapids01 - Savannah Rapids Park - Headgates 01b - Savannah Rapids Park - Headgates01c - Savannah Rapids Park - Crossing the Headgates 01f - Savannah Rapids Park - Augusta Canal Tow Path - Bill and Bruce
01h - Savannah Rapids Park - Lock Keepers Cottage 01i - Savannah Rapids Park - Lock Keepers Cottage View of Canal01g - Savannah Rapids Park - Lock Keepers Cottage Sign
Sunday afternoon, we enjoyed the beautiful day at our campsite.
We watched Clem teach Bruce how to throw a stick;o))
06 - Clem waiting for Bruce to throw the stick 06b - Clem got the stick 
We also got to watch the local wildlife!!
07 - Osprey in our Backyard 07b - Bald Eagle in our Backyard
Bruce and Laura had to head back to the real world on Monday. 
They have their house for sale and with a little luck,
it will sell soon and they will join the full-timing ranks:o))
Thanks for visiting, it was a great weekend!!
As Bruce and Laura headed home,
we had other friends arrive at Modoc.
Paul & Marti and Mike & Terri arrived on Monday and Tuesday.

Both of these couples were volunteers at Modoc last year.  Paul & Marti have returned to volunteer here again until January.  Mike & Terri stopped on their way to a volunteer position in Florida.
They are all here this week to help with the National Public Lands Day Program.
It’s because of great volunteers like them, that we get to enjoy some beautiful places!!!
We managed to enjoy a couple visits, a beautiful sunset and a nice campfire:o)) 
Beautiful Sunset
Friday Night Campfire with Friends
Lucky Us… Meeting Friends Wherever We Go :o)))


  1. It's always fun to meet up with friends! Looks like a nice campground!

  2. Bill and Nancy, you will always have friends nearby...we're honored to be your friends! Hope to see you in Florida this winter.

  3. What a great week you had. Glad to see Mike and Terri, it's been a long time. HINT Mike!! And Paul and Marti of course! I guess one of these days I'm going to have to break down and visit that park named after a I guy I SERIOUSLY disliked. :-) Thanks for the pictures of all your fun. Where are you off to now? Wonder if we'll ever find out where Mike and Terri will be? HA!

  4. Glad to see you all together, and what a treat to see Bruce & Laura as well. Of course we agree, what a lovely place :)

  5. We really enjoyed visiting with everyone, even though the time was very short. Hopefully we'll see many friends in Florida this winter...

  6. It was great to hang out with you both again, time well spent, even if we had to simulate a sunset... :c)

    Just love it when our paths cross!

  7. Great campsite... great friends... great sunset... priceless! One of these times, we are going to have to stay there for a while on our North-South travels.

  8. It's always nice to spend time with friends.

    Looks like a beautiful area and I love that campsite!


  9. Great place! Love ACOE parks, heading to Doll MT in GA tomorrow:)

  10. That is a seriously beautiful site! :) We just said good-bye to Bruce and Laura ourselves after a great weekend at Lake Powhatan. This is definitely your kind of park Nancy...and hiking trails galore!
    One of the great things about this lifestyle is the friends you meet along the way. Sure is fun to keep running into them :)

  11. It was a great time with you all! Here's until the next time! We'll just pick up where we left off!

  12. You guys are doing it right !! Looks like a great place.