Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Wilkesboro, North Carolina, United States
Sep 11, 2020 - Heading out tomorrow morning....
Its hot today and lots of humidity. Its 82 degrees with the real feel of 90 degrees,(I totally agree with that!) and 66% humidity. Its one of those days where you take a shower and then feel like you need another one as soon as you dry off. Zoey and I just came back from a walk to the trash bin. Now she is crapped out on the nice cold tile floor, fast asleep and cooling off. So today is pack up and clean up the RV day. Tomorrow we will leave this pretty place and be on the road towards home. It has been fun hanging out with OT and Norine...Jump to full entry
Sep 9, 2020 - What's up in Wilkesboro, NC?
Yesterday OT and Norine took us for the grand tour around all the campgrounds associated with the W. Kerr Scott Reservoir and Dam. They work at the visitor center. It is huge place and it has lots of really big campsites, group areas, swimming areas, boat launches etc. We took some photos from way at the top and you could see the beautiful Appalachian mountains in the distance. This dam is for flood control for the town, not used for power generation like ours are back home. And it is an earthen dam. How would you like to mow the lawn on...Jump to full entry
Sep 7, 2020 - Visiting OT & Norine at Bandits Roost Campground
Yesterday morning, Sunday, we left the KOA in Statesville at noon. Its only an hour to Wilkesboro but we can't check into our campsite until 1600. So we needed to find a rest area to hang out in until we could check in. Koa was not letting us stay a minute past noon. They were over checking our campsite at 1155! Norine and OT said there was a nice Welcome center rest area about 10 miles from our destination, so we stopped there. We were running the generator so we could use the AC as it was warm outside. Our friends were keeping an eye on...Jump to full entry
Jul 15, 2012 - Heading North
We enjoyed our stay at Kings Mountain State Park. York, SC is a historical town with over 150 homes and building either of Historical value or on the National List of Historical Places. At the visitors center they will furnish you a booklet on some of these sites with the history of each. If you visit York be sure drop by The Garden Cafe....a little quirky but a great lunch. We also visited Kings Mountain, NC.....a pretty little town with great murals painted on some of the buildings. They also have two walking trails....would have loved...Jump to full entry
May 10, 2012 - Wilkesboro, NC - Bandits Roost COE
Our trip from Boone off the mountain and down to Wilkesboro, NC was an uneventful, short 45 miles that only took about an hour. Even though we waited until we had to be out of Grandfather Campground, we still arrived at Bandit's Roost a little early and had to wait a little while for our site to be cleared. Bandit's Roost is a Corp of Engineer campground and, like almost all of their campgrounds, the sites come with a lake view. We have 50 amps and water with a dump station on the way out. The satellite was quick and easy but Verizon is on...Jump to full entry
May 30, 2007 - Wilkesboro, North Carolina
While in North Carolina we drove north to Kerr Dam, a Corp of Engineers park just south of Wilkesboro, NC. Our friends Marty and Pat Thekan were in Boone for a long weekend, and we planed to spend the weekend with them in Boone. Kerr Dam was a lovely park, build around a resevoir. While there, we took time out to feed the geese in the park. They had obviously been fed before, as the adult geese we very aggressive -- I had one in my lap at one point pursuing a treat. It was really interesting seeing them up close like that.Jump to full entry