Monday, June 1, 2015

Final Days At The Rally and NC To TN

Unicoi, TN.

60 deg. partly cloudy, no wind.

Forecast = Mostly cloudy skies early then heavy thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 78F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near an inch.

Well, the Rally is over!!! :-(  I think everyone had a good time and even though it was longer than most RV-Dreams Rallies, the time just flew by and soon it was time for H and H, (Hugs and Handshakes).

The last few days there weren't as many "scheduled" activities  so that gave people time to go do some sightseeing or whatever they wanted, before they left the area. There was a Continental Breakfast Saturday morning and a mobile technician answered some RV repair questions afterwords.

Then, for dinner there was a Luau where a the menu consisted of a whole roasted pig and all kinds of side dishes. After the dinner, some of the RV-Dreamers played games both in the pavilion and outside.  It sounded like they were all having a lot of fun!! ;-)
Some of the folks that were dressed up for the Luau.

Sunday morning there was a farewell, full breakfast followed by final words from Howard and Linda. Then, it was time for everyone to say good-by until next time. :-(

All in all, it was a great rally and I think that the folks in attendance convinced Howard and Linda to have another Reunion Rally in the future.

After the breakfast, final words, and H and H, most everyone started packing up and hitching up their RVs. Before long, they were pulling out of the RV Park and heading in all different directions. We weren't in a hurry because Jim had called ahead and reserved a site here at the Woodsmoke Campground here in Unicoi, which our GPS showed to be only about 85 miles from the Park.

So, after slowly packing up and hitching Nora to the back of Big RED, we left the park in Marion about 11:05 and headed SW on US 70. 70 brought us to Old Fort, NC where we turned West on I-40. 40 brought us over to Asheville where we tuned off on I-240 and followed it around to the North side of the city, where we turned North on US-23/I-26.

Parts of this road are Interstate and parts are not, so some places it's called US-23 and other places it's called I-26.

Anyway, we followed US-23 up into the mountains, into TN and here to the campground in Unicoi, traveling 87 miles and arriving right at 20 minutes before 1:00.

We stopped here at this CG once before and Jim and Linda really liked it here.
It's probably not a good CG for large RVs although the last time we were here we had Myrddin and he was 40' long. I do remember having trouble getting around some of the corners in the CG though.

Since we were last here, they've built some neat little covered decks at some of the sites, and improved the electric with 50 amp circuits.

This CG is real close to having all the "it factors" that we like in a CG or Park. I sure wish it was on a route that we traveled more frequently, we'd probably stop here every time we came through the area and even stay for awhile.

Jim had originally reserved a site for only one night, but once here, he and Linda decided to stay another night.

That's fine with me. ;-)

Did you know that Tennessee has more than 3,800 documented caves?


1 comment:

  1. It was so good seeing you two and everything is going so well. See you down the road again soon, I hope.