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Apr 4, 2018 - Green Mountain Resort, Lenoir, NC

Once we got the final check out of our steering and suspension, we departed by getting to I-85 and headed north through South Carolina. Once got well into North Carolina at Gastonia we turned northwest on Hwy 321 to our destination near the town in Lenoir. Our 258 mile drive over, we quickly check-in and find a site. Site 86 is a nice site which backs up to a babbling brook. We note that this is our 450th stop in our 11 years of RV’ing. Wow... We were here 10 years ago, stop number 87, we liked it then and we like this little place now. The...

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Jul 6, 2014 - Preparing for The Long Road

We're completing preparations for the summer/fall portion of this year. The reason we called this he Long Road is that we began on January 9 and basically don't end until October 25 or so... We don't full-time, but we're doing a pretty good imitation of it! Basic itinerary: Atlanta Tampa Port St. Lucie Naples Key West Everglades City (Near Naples) Disney World Beaufort, GA Home Indiana and Michigan for work on the coach and to see family Topsail Beach Renfro Valley, KY Indiana Iowa City Sioux Falls, SD Hill City SD (Black Hills) Sheridan,...

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Jun 22, 2013 - Climb every mountain!

Lenoir, NC The drive from Lake Lanier took us a little longer than we anticipated, but we still arrived here early afternoon. I just love the mountains in north Georgia, and here in North Carolina. So pretty, although I couldn’t help but be thankful that Celeste wasn’t following us. She would NOT have liked all the twists and turns of the back roads we were on, especially as we got closer to the campsite. So, we’re in this Coast to Coast campsite in Lenoir, NC. It was rated high in the book, (9/8/8) and we made our reservations with great...

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Summer 2013 Stories

Apr 29, 2012 - Leaving the Parkway for a couple of days

This morning we sipped our coffee while watching CBS Sunday Morning. The sunshine was pouring through the windows and we soon had to open up things to get a little breeze wafting through. No hurry today as we plan a short trip down the mountain to Lenoir, about 40-50 miles east. We want to explore some of the furniture stores in Hickory on Monday. Since this is the furniture captial of the world, we thought we'd look around. As we dealt with a little heavier traffic, due to Sunday, we left the Parkway at Blowing Rock and headed down the...

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Dream On

Oct 11, 2009 - Moses H. Cone Memorial Park

We had another special day today. We awoke to overcast skies but around 10:00 Bill said he knew that I wanted to watch football today but he wanted to go to the parkway. Of course, I can’t get enough of it, so we packed a picnic lunch, threw the girls in the back of the car (they wanted to go too) and off we headed. On the way up the mountain, the sun popped out and the colors came to life. It was like someone had dumped buckets of paint. Much more vivid than Friday. Again, we didn’t know what we wanted to do and headed towards the caverns....

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Oct 10, 2009 - Relaxing Day

It was supposed to rain today so we decided to stay at home, sort of. Bill needed a haircut and I needed nails done. Even though we are down a country road and surrounded by forests, the Wal-mart is only about 4 miles from here. We picked up some groceries while there and came back home, had lunch on the deck and sat in our chairs and read a little. It did sprinkle rain but we were under the awning so we just enjoyed being outside. We now have neighbors from Kannapolis beside us and we spent some time talking to them. They wanted to see the...

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Oct 9, 2009 - Mount Mitchell

Guess where we went today? The Parkway of course! We were thinking about going to the caverns and maybe drive all the way down to Ashville. We didn’t do either one. There was more color today so we stopped at several overlooks and met a couple who told us about Mount Mitchell and that is where we headed. It’s 6684 ft. above sea level, the highest peak east of the Mississippi. This is in the Black Mountains which are named for the dark hues of the spruce and fir forests. There was a nice concrete deck built on the summit with great views. We...

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Oct 8, 2009 - Grandfather Mountain

We have been having such a good time but today was the best so far. We headed out to Grandfather Mountain. A couple of days ago I mentioned that our GPS had died so I was using Microsoft Streets and Trips with GPS on the computer but it didn’t have a voice. Well, today it talked to us! Apparently I had the sound turned down the previous day. Give me a break…I’m old and didn’t have a grandchild to help me!! It took us on a route behind Grandfather Mt. and we ended up on a dirt road for several miles that wound up and around the mountain...

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Oct 7, 2009 - Linville Falls

We woke up to rain again this morning but a little before noon the sun popped out and we popped into the car and headed to the Parkway. We had intended to go to Linville Caverns but it was such a beautiful day that we decided to spend it outdoors instead of underground! We stopped at a visitor center and discovered that Linville Falls was only twelve miles down the road. Off we went and after stopping at a few overlooks, we arrived at the trail to the falls. It was an easy trail and well worth the walk. There were three places to view the...

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Oct 6, 2009 - Mast General Store

After a day of rain we decided to head out today and see some more sights. I called a friend, Sharon, in Rodanthe, NC because I knew they had a house over here. She said her husband, Fred, was in Blowing Rock. He bought a coffee house and bookstore on Main Street but was going back to the Outer Banks early afternoon. The plan was for them to sell their hotel in Rodanthe and move there permanently but the economy stopped that idea. Our destination to Mast General Store in Valle Crucis took us through Blowing Rock so we stopped at the coffee...

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Oct 3, 2009 - Tweetsie Railroad

Today we went to Tweetsie Railroad. I have a picture of me standing on the locomotive when I was nine and I wanted to return to get an updated picture (50 years later)! I have always had a love of trains and this was something I really wanted to see. Melissa spent the night with us last night and went with us. The park was decorated for Halloween and since it was a beautiful fall day, we had a great time. The train took us on a very scenic route and there were 2 shows along the way with cowboys and Indians. I felt like a little kid again!...

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Oct 1, 2009 - The Blowing Rock

Things are beginning to calm down and we are relaxing and enjoying the new lifestyle. Yesterday we put out our chairs by the stream and read and talked. Then we took the dogs for a walk on a path by another stream. It is so beautiful here and we are really enjoying this park. Today we decided to do some sightseeing. Our first stop was Blowing Rock. I had seen this on a family trip when I was nine so it has been a long time and I did’t really remember it. The pamphlet states The Blowing Rock is an immense cliff 4000 feet above sea level...

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