For those keeping track, we left on Saturday for our 53 day family camping trip! Unfortunately, it got off on a rough note and by the time we were 30 minutes away from the Alabama Gold Camp, our first stop, the sky opened up and started pouring down rain. It stopped long enough for us to setup our tent, but made for a miserable sleepless night because the thunder and lightning was so bad. Luckily, the rain was supposed to continue yesterday and last night, but it was clear all day yesterday and we have a great time. I thought I would share some pictures of our trip so far.
There are high bankers available for rent and they bring up piles of dirt for you to use from the creek bed. We chose just to buy some pans and do some panning, since we are just in it for fun.
Last night we celebrated our survival of our the storms the night before with a great fire that Joshua built by himself and some s’mores, because what could be wrong with the world when you have a s’more?
Alabama Gold Camp is located in Lineville, AL. and has a rate of $5 per night for primitive tent camping. Water is available at the front office for filling and restrooms with flush toilets and bathhouses are available in several locations. There are also full RV hook-ups available and cabins too. The fee for panning is $5 per person per day, but ages 11 and under are free.