|The view from our camping deck|
It was pretty chilly on our first night. Poor Molly was freezing so I put her front legs in the arms of my down jacket and she wore that till morning. She didn't struggle to get out of it, so I think it helped! We had a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs cooked by the husband, accompanied by honey buns and copious amounts of tea seeing as it was still pretty cold.
|Anyone for tea?|
It started raining so we ducked inside the tent and played Old Maid and Heads Up until the rain stopped. Middle child has just learned the word 'penis'. He can't pronounce it properly, so had us in stitches when he announced that penis is a compound word - pen and is. Hopefully he won't feel the need to share that with his teacher at school any time soon!
We passed the rest of the day messing around on the beach and hanging out by the campfire. The husband and the hund had a wee nap and the kiddos planked on the wooden ledge around the site, thankfully, nobody fell off!
|Planking with a view|
|Snoozing by the fire|
It was such a great experience to camp right next to beautiful Center Hill Lake. Coming out of your tent in the morning to such a fantastic view was so relaxing. We spent our last morning watching fish jumping and muskrats swimming along the shore. We'll definitely bring the fishing rods next time if we can squeeze anything else in the van.
I'd definitely recommend this campsite to anyone who enjoys tent camping. We've stayed at Fall Creek Falls Campground before and although it was in a great location, the campsite itself was crowded and noisy. Ragland Bottom was way more beautiful, spacious and peaceful. We'll definitely return when we can. Tennessee has so many beautiful places to visit, we're very lucky to live here!
|Chillin' by the campfire|