We stayed in Buford, GA at the Lanier Islands Margaritaville RV Resort, which is relatively brand new. I will note, this was one of the most expensive places we have stayed on this trip. I wanted to check it out as I figured a Margaritaville would be fun.
Personally, if it was adults only, then it would be worth the expense. There were a ton of kids everywhere That may be due to the fact there is a water-park inside the gates. We did not go, nor would we. Hello, kid pee central! As for the RV park, it was a really nice place and well maintained. The staff was even happy and friendly.
The RV resort is really nice as all the slabs are level and cement and overlooking the lake. We arrived on a Friday so we were treated to free food from 6-9pm. Given that I am all about saving money I asked Keith to go with me to get the free meal instead of me having to cook for the evening - hot dogs and hamburgers were FREE. They also had a cash bar but we have enough wine to start a winery in the RV so we opted for that instead.
Two things we were looking forward to on this trip is going to the town of Senoia as the Walking Dead is filmed there. Plus, we are hoping to check out Ozark filming locations as a lot of the show it is filmed on Lake Lanier and not on Lake Ozark, where we have a condo. (They do film some things in Missouri, but Georgia offers tax breaks so a lot of films and shows are shot here.)
The next day we drove the 90 minutes to Senoia to visit Nic & Norman's for lunch before our 2:30 pm Walking Dead 3 tour.
Nic & Norman's is owned by Greg Nicotero and Norman Reedus - if you aren't a fan of the show I have linked their names so you can see who they are... Our server had just told us we missed Greg as he had been in earlier as his band was playing in the Senoia music festival happening that night. After we had lunch we wandered the town, which just so happened to be Woodbury in the Walking Dead.
The tour was great - we saw a ton of locations where the show is filmed, learned some cool trivia and our tour guide has been on the show several times so he gave us on set info. If you love the show we would highly recommend taking one of the tours. Our guide's name was Colin - he was awesome!
After the tour, we wanted to stay for the music festival but knew we couldn't leave the dogs alone much longer so we headed back. (We do keep eyes on our dogs while we are gone with inside cameras we got off amazon, they work great!) The next day was supposed to be going to explore Ozark locations but we decided to pass when we found out the Blue Cat Lodge sign was no longer up anymore and it was a new restaurant. We just weren't interested in driving another 90 minutes for that.
We opted to just enjoy the area and relax, get in a little work and watch some movies. We enjoyed Georgia but, man, it was super hot and humid. It would take a while to get used to all this humidity!
Next, we are off to Valdosta, GA before heading back into Florida. Our trip only has 17 days left. We are sad about that but we will be headed to Europe for 3 weeks!