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Jun 15, 2018 - Working our way toward VT, first stop, Mocksville NC

We departed Paris Mountain State Park in SC this morning and made the drive to Mocksville NC where we will boondock tonight. Our hosts for tonight have been most gracious, and our site is nice and level, paved, and shaded! Temps are in the low 80’s at the moment. Daytime was 91. In the morning we will depart to our next stop, New Market VA at the Endless Caverns RV Resort. Weather for tomorrow’s drive looks to be awesome. Some photos from our 2 week stay in the Greer / Greenville area are attached. Paris Mountain State Park has lots of...

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Nov 13, 2014 - The Back of the Dragon, visits with friends and SHADES!

Friday Nov 7 We moved up (to the south) the Shenandoah Valley today to the Lake Ridge campground in Hillsville, VA. We have friends who used to live in Vermont in the area. That evening we drove to Mike and Barb’s house in Galax for dinner and a visit. Both the food and the visit were great. On Saturday we toured more of the western VA mountain area. We passed through two tunnels before reaching the mountain city of Bluefield, West Virginia. This is in a rugged, remote area of WV. Adjacent is the larger city of Bluefield, VA. The area is...

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Aug 19, 2011 - Repairs

Aug 19 Another nice drive and a trip to Wal-Mart was on my agenda for the day. I needed to find some small bolt and nuts to fix my vent. I found out yesterday when I climbed the ladder to look at the roof to try to find where the water is coming from in rains. Didn’t find that, there just wasn’t anywhere it could be coming from except maybe around the exhaust vent on the sidewall. I will recaulk it as soon as I get the right caulk. Anyway, I looked around and the roof vent cover was half off!! Well, not half off, but raised on one side....

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Aug 18, 2011 - Train Museum

Aug 18 I visited the North Carolina Transportation Museum today. What a neat spot. It seems that in the late 1800s JP Morgan decided to build a repair facility for locomotives in a location halfway between NY and Atlanta on the Southern Rail Line. It was named after the President of Southern Rail. The Spencer Works became very well known on the east coast rail lines. The song about the train that missed the turn and fell off the trestle was written about this place, the engineer was running late and needed to get into the works for...

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Aug 17, 2011 - Visit with Kristen

Aug 17 I had a great visit with Kristen today! She is the friend that I met online and travelled west to be with last year. It was like we had known each other forever and had only been apart for a day, we slipped right back into laughing about the trip from last year and didn’t stop talking for hours. She gave me a tour of her town. The area has been inhabited since the 1600s and there are quite a few beautiful homes from the 17 and 1800s. It amazed me that the homes were so well kept and taken care of. Usually when there are old homes,...

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Aug 16, 2011 - Forest Lake

Aug 16 I travelled across South Carolina and North Carolina today on the Interstate. I wish I could have seen more scenery, there were so many trucks on the road I had to pay real close attention to the traffic. It definately gets busier traffic wise the further north I go. I would enjoy this trip a lot more if I could ride rather than drive...I just can't rubberneck like I enjoy doing. I do look around, but it just isn't the same, and no one to talk to... Anyway, this campground, Forest Lake is very lovely. Still hills, but not as steep,...

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