Friday, August 7, 2020

The Ants Go Marching Two by Two, Three by Three and More...

 We drove to our next destination, Gunter Hill Campground, a Corps of Engineer park in Montgomery, AL, which is part of the Alabama River Lakes area. We were here twice before, when we were full timing in our motorhome over eight years ago. 

It's a beautiful park, full of trees and wide open spaces for lots. Corps of Engineer parks (COE) are almost always near bodies of water or beside a dam. The parks are well thought out. The sites are very very spacious and easy to get in and out of. Every COE park is different of course, as far as amenities, so some have playgrounds and restrooms, full hookups, etc, but that can vary from COE park to park. The best thing about the parks besides their roominess and beauty, is the cost, which is half price with a senior pass. So we are paying 13.00 a night for this.....picnic table, grill provided, and a fire pit on site 49. But it's too hot for our first campfire, says Sparky. (Yet she went around collecting firewood anyway, laughs Eldo.)

Gunter Hill has 142 sites with electric hookups. Sites 1-75 are newly renovated sites with concrete pads and sewer. They have flush toilets, showers, drinking water, a dump station and laundry facilities. The showers and laundry are currently not available due to Covid. The campground is situated on Catoma Creek in a forest of hickory and pine. It's a little out in the boonies, the nearest town with plenty of shopping is about 15 miles. 

Because it's a mild climate here, the campground is open year round. There are no trails to speak of, but you can walk around this beautiful campground or ride a bike and easily get some miles under your belt. There doesn't seem to be a single site that would be difficult to pull in or back in the Catoma Loop of the park. 

But Sparky, what about the ANTS????? Well-l-l-l...what can we say? We are in a wooded campground and when we pulled into our lot and got settled, Sparky noticed a line of ants in front of the front door, and followed the line up the stairs and into the slides, OH, NO! It's an invasion....Tiny little ants, they look like sugar ants, but we're not sure...Off to the store we go for ant traps and spray....sigh....We'll keep you posted on who wins the infestation war....Bye for now! 


  1. Al used to be the pest control business and he always recommends Terro for ants. Always works for us, but not immediately. That like a nice park and I love that they have sewer hookups.

    1. thank you so much for the recommendation!

    2. Yes, Terro! Works great, read instructions! We've used them anytime we get ants, even my Mom's apartment when she was there. Looks like you guys are enjoying yourselves!

  2. Well I found you and put you back on my blog list for my new blog so I can follow along. Your blog list has my blog with David on it which I don't update so you could replace it with my new one. I want to find out why you can't comment. If you have a google address like I am using to comment here on yours, you should be able to.

    You look so happy on your bike. I had to finally ditch my Trek, too much rust from Florida ocean side over the years. I want to get another one so if you like yours, what kind is it and where did you get it? Happy Trails!! I know you are thrilled to be back on the road and I don't blame you.

  3. Hi,Sherry...glad to see you found us. Mine is a Specialized bike. Got it at a bike store in Venice, FL. It's a nice weight for me, not too heavy at all.