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Dec 30, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014
The commercial gate was not open when we came. At the main gate we drove around the pass bldg to get to the gate for easy access. It's locked. My husband, the driver, had scoped out the route at the gate & felt there would be no issue getting in. And it was fine. Our best friends, traveling with us are in a truck with a 5th wheel. They also came thru the main gate. Slow & steady. The gate guard gave us directions which we followed. And there are not many signs on the base. Take your time as you're driving as the trees are low. We had plenty of spanish moss on board by the time we got to the park. This is a small park with some long terms. Everything is neat & tidy. There are no fire rings. Never saw the bath house. The commissary & exchange are nearby. Gas pumps are in front of the exchange. It was easy to get our Class A to the fuel. There really isn't much on this base for activities. There is a bar/grill that is open M-F. We went in on Friday night thinking we would eat & then bowl as there is a 6 lane bowling alley. The grill was out of a lot of food as it was Friday nite & they would be closed for 2 days. And we couldn't bowl. You have to have reservations & the party a minimum of 6. We were thankful to see that several families had made arrangements to come in to bowl & that it was being used. The negative that we experienced was one evening when we came back to the RV there was a note taped to the door. Taped on all 4 sides. It was a notice reminding us of the hard freeze. That was not an easy task getting the tape off the door. My husband did call & have a conversation with the office suggesting that in the future notes be stapled to the handrail located by most RV doors. Downtown Albany has a great visitors center. Plenty of info & helpful attendants. Nice park. Ray Charles Memorial is unique. The statue is of Ray at the piano. His music is playing. The area around looks like piano keys and music notes scattered about. A few blocks away is a restaurant called Our Daily Bread. They even make their hamburger buns. (Except for the ones on the krispy kreme burger) One in our group had a Jimmy Carter burger. It had peanut butter on it. While you're downtown, find The Cookie Shoppe. They also serve b-fast & lunch. But, it's the cookies & baklava you want. Take time to look at the framed newspapers. They are original. Plains, GA - home of Jimmy Carter is a quick drive from Albany. Start out at the city's visitor center then head to the National Park sites. The visitor center is staffed by locals who really start out your visit. Make sure you drive out to Archery where Carter's boyhood home is. I don't know if we'll be back to this RV park. It was fine for what we wanted to do but it's not a destination park.