Thursday, October 9, 2014

Walton To Berea KY and Visiting With Rick And His Family

Berea, KY.

46 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast =  Partly cloudy with isolated showers. Highs around 73°F. Light wind. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Because we had a short way to go and had a long time to get there, we didn't leave the Oak Creek Campground near Walton, KY until about 10 minutes before 11:00. Once back on I-75 we followed it South down to Lexington and Richmond to Berea, KY where we pulled into the Walnut Meadow CG and RV Park.

This park has never had very good reviews, but in my opinion, the owners have made a very good effort to get the place looking better. We've been stopping by here since 2001 and continue to return every time we're in the area.
The area by the office has been cleaned up,

the grass has been mowed and weeds removed

and all in all, I think it's a pretty good place to stay for only $20 per night!!!

The folks who run the park are supper nice, lead you to your site and any time we've been here they're willing to help in any way they can.

It was 12:30 when we pulled up in front of the office so we had traveled 103  miles in about an hour and 40 minutes.

Around 3:00 or so, Linda called Rick and left a message on his voice mail, telling him that we're in the Campground and to give us a call when he got off work.  While waiting for Rick to call back, Jim took a nap fooled around with the computer and helped Linda clean up the inside of Nora a little.

A little after 5:00, Rick called and after finding out where we were in the park, came and visited. Then a little after 6:00, Jim, Linda and Rick took Rick's car and headed over to the Cracker Barrel Restaurant where they met up with Rick's son Corey, his wife and their 2 children.

Either they ate a lot of food or they talked a lot because they were gone for quite awhile. :-)  Eventually, Rick brought Jim and Linda back here to the CG. Then, after h and h, Rick headed home.

It sure was good to see Rick again. It had been over 2 years since Linda had seen him and all through this last year when Linda was fighting her cancer, Rick called often to offer his support.

Today we'll be heading to North Carolina where Jim has made a reservation at a RV park near Waynesville. The reason he made the advance reservation is that we're now getting into the "leaf peeper" season and there are lots of folks coming to the Smoky Mountain area to see the colors.

So, today will be a fairly long travel day. It's around 200 miles over there, we'll have to deal with the Knoxville traffic and then the Smoky Mountains before we get there.

Did you know that Bluegrass is not really blue--its green--but in the spring bluegrass produces bluish purple buds that when seen in large fields give a blue cast to the grass. Today Kentucky is known as the Bluegrass State.


1 comment:

  1. We really enjoyed Waynesville when we were there our first year out. I'm hoping there are some fall colors in KY when I get 'home' in another week or so.