We were just sitting outside after lunch at lovely Payne Lake Recreation Area in the Talladega National Forest in Alabama, minding our own business, when a truck pulled up.
Out bounced two young and perky Forest Service workers to present us with quite an honor: we had been chosen as "Campers of the Week"!
I have no idea why we were chosen other than the fact that our rig had an out-of-state license plate, and they get a lot of locals in this rural campground.
I had to fill out a form answering a few questions, including our favorite hobby (bicycling, of course) and why we liked Payne Lake. They took this photo of the three of us.
We were presented with a Forest Service thermal coffee mug, and later got our fifteen minutes of fame as we were introduced on the Payne Lake Recreation Area Facebook page.
Since then? Well, we haven't received any other recognition nor honors at other campgrounds we've visited. But we'll never forget our one week of shining celebrity. ;-)
Emily & Barry
We're a long-married, early-retired couple who are currently traveling as nomads with no fixed home base. After years of living in North Carolina (Emily's home state), we spent 18 months living oceanfront on Ambergris Caye, Belize, a year road-tripping the US in a Honda CR-V, a year in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and are now roaming North America in our 32' motorhome, Pearl, following warm weather whenever possible.
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