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Sep 3, 2020 - The Blueridge parkway

Yesterday we went to the Asheville farmers market. It was really nice. Not huge and not a lot of people at the time we were there. Lots of good fresh veggies and fruits. We got some blueberries, a couple peaches, some zucchini, and a huge beef steak tomato. I also bought some local honey. They had some pretty baskets and lots of other artisan things to look at. Due to the virus a lot of the booths were closed but it was still a good place to visit. The weather has been record breaking hot. Ninety one degrees yesterday, and in the 80's...

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Sep 1, 2020 - A nice campground

We slept in this morning after a couple of stressful days. The freightliner place in Knoxville, Tennessee was a bit resistant to make us any promises on Monday morning. But God changed their minds and hearts and they came through for us. We checked out of our hotel at about 10:00 and got 2 Starbucks breakfast sandwich's and some tea for me. Then we drove over to Freightliner, hung out in our motorhome, and waited. About 1300 I was beginning to think that we were not going to get any help today but a mechanic showed up and put our driveline...

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Aug 31, 2020 - We made it to Asheville!

This will be a quick posting as its been a super long day. Bottom line we got underway from freightliner at 1815 and arrived at the campground at 2045. It was super dark and super wet as it has been raining here today. (Nothing like trying to park an RV in the dark in an unfamiliar campground. Free entertainment for all the campers). Anyway God is good, he got us repaired, and parked here. We are safe and tired, and thankful. Praise God for making things happen as only he can! Amen! More details tomorrow.

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Oct 28, 2018 - Pisgah cg

We wanted to see the leaves change in NC so we headed up to the Blue Ridge parkway to go to the Pisgah cg. Very nice CG, about deserted since it closes tomorrow. The winds blew @ 25 and the temp was in the 20s so we decided not to head up the parkway. Leaves weren't good so we went back to Bonclarken.

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Aug 13, 2018 - Cold mtn

After watching the meteorite shower, we got up and had a leisurely breakfast and then hiked in 2 miles towards cold mtn. Blueberries are in and we picked a few along the way- very tasty but small. Headed on down to Pisgah CG on the pwy where we got a spot for $10 with the temps around 60 vs 90 in Thomson. Maybe our go to place in summer if we can't get out west.

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Aug 12, 2018 - Shining Rock

We left Greenville after my mom's 90th birthday party and headed up to the Blue Ridge pwy to go to Black Balsam and Shining Rock. We thought we were going to park the camper at the trailhead and watch the Perseid meteorite shower. Apparently a lot of other people thought the same thing! The parking lot was full so we drove back and boondocked along the road up and had a spectacular view back towards Asheville. We got up at 2 am and saw maybe 20 meteorite s in a hour.

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Apr 12, 2018 - Fleeing Winter

Spring Weather the fast way Thursday, April 12: From Pittsburgh to Asheville, NC KOA Weather: Sunny and 55F...one of the warmest mornings in Pittsburgh since February. Route: Pittsburgh neighbourhoods → I-79S (slight detour through Washington PA when Hubby autopilotted onto I-79N as per our usual route to the West Coast) → US-19S into WV → New River Gorge Visitor Center for a late lunch -->I-64E/I-77S just before Beckley (paid $2.50 in tolls) → I-81S near Wytheville, VA → I-26E near Johnson City → I-240W around Asheville → I-40 → Asheville...

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Jan 22, 2018 - Asheville

It was cloudy in the morning but we didn’t get any rain until later in the day. After breakfast we drove to opryland and at least going this early the parking lot wasn’t full. We headed east and the scenery is just getting better. We are on the outskirts of the Smokey mountains so you get so see them and still driving in huge hills. We lost an hour so we got to Asheville around 3:30 and want to go to Biltmore Estates but there wasn’t enough time today so we got a room at the Rodeway inn. I would have been happy to stay put but the hand held...

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Oct 14, 2017 - Asheville, NC

The last day we were there, for want of anything else to do, we were going to drive to Black Mountain, a quaint little town on the other side of Asheville, via downtown, just to see town. I-26 was backed up, as it seemed to be every day, headed toward town, so we went the back way to I-40 and did the itinerary backward. We drove out I-40 to Black Mountain which was literally CRAWLING with tourists…you couldn’t even drive through town, checked out the Red Rocker Inn, a B&B that Gary had booked dinner for us at, but we didn’t go because it...

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Oct 13, 2017 - Asheville, NC

The next day we went to a nearby Camping World for a grill table and ended up spending a bunch of money because we bought a Wally receiver to make our satellite on the roof pick up Dish Network. We'll install it later. Then Glenda did laundry and I fished, not an exciting day. I also took some pictures of the campground, it's a nice place on the little lake, but kind of crowded. By the way, it was also Friday the 13th...I'm just sayin'...I didn't catch any fish. The six of us decided to go out to dinner, and in deciding where to go happened...

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Oct 12, 2017 - Asheville, North Carolina

We drove about 100 miles over the mountain from Dandridge, Tennessee to Fletcher, NC, which is a suburb of Asheville. The campground was called Rutledge Lake, but the little lake, not much bigger than a pond, that our campsite backed up to, was called Frady Lake. Go figure. We had a hell of a time getting the RV leveled in the cockeyed gravel space they put us in and barely had room to park the truck in front, but at least it was nice to be lakeside with fire pits behind us and I could just walk out back and fish...although I didn't catch...

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Sep 1, 2017 - Summer 2017 - Blue Ridge Parkway

We've been on it before, but it seems no one can get too much of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We covered all of the North Carolina part on this part of our trip in several bites. Not only can one go to the highest point east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell, stop and take in the spectacular sights at the many overlooks, and have a great dinner at Little Switzerland, but because the parkway is accessible from so many places, one can also make multiple treks into the mountains on a variety of trails as Fred did. It is an engineering and...

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