Watson Mill Bridge State Park and a Trip to the Grit
So, we’re going to fast forward a little bit here to Watson Mill Bridge State Park.
Getting you up to speed quickly
Next, we drove our RV towards Athens, Georgia to have the leaf springs replaced. We stayed with Kevin’s brother’s family while that happened.
And then we drove the RV over to a tire store for new shoes.
What do you do while you’re in Athens waiting for new tires?
Lunch at The Grit
The Grit has been a vegetarian staple in Athens, Georgia since the early 1990s. As far as we’re concerned, the Golden Bowl is the thing to get. So much so, that that’s the only thing I’ve ever ordered.
The Golden Bowl is old school hippie food. Crispy seasoned tofu cubes over brown rice. Upgrade to add veggies and their nutritional yeast gravy.
I got the small and Kevin got large. You can see the size difference in the photo. Okay, the angle isn’t helping you see the difference. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
If you’re not into the Golden Bowl, the menu shows the vegan options. Same with gluten-free.
Don’t forget to save room for dessert! There’s usually an assortment of vegan options in the bakery case.
Camping at Watson Mill Bridge State Park
Finally, after parking lot surfing and being out of the RV completely we’re back in a campground!
Watson Mill Bridge State Park sits on the South Fork River and right next to the longest covered bridge in Georgia.
Below the covered bridge, Watson Mill Bridge State Park has some falls and opens up into an area of shallow water and rocks where you can walk out into the river and cool off. Careful though, some of the stones are slippery!
There were also lovely trails for hiking and biking. We tried the bike trail, and it kicked our asses a bit. Which is fine. We need more of that.
Watson Mill Bridge State Park would be a refreshing choice for camping during the warmer months. The park closes for winter December through February.
When we left the campground, our RV GPS tried to route us through the covered bridge. Maybe it was smoking crack that day. Thankfully the campground entrance is right by one end of the bridge, so we knew better than to go that way. You do want to pay attention to how you’re routed to the park though.
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