Roanoke Rapids, NC
50 deg. foggy, no wind.
Forecast = Partly cloudy skies. High around 75F. Winds light and variable.
Yesterday morning, (Wednesday), we left Goodwin's RV Park at about 10:25 in the morning. We took our time because we had decided that we'd only go as far as Roanoke Rapids and stay at a CG there for a couple days and see what's happening with the power outages in Virginia Beach.
From Moncure, we took US 1 up to Raleigh where we turned off on I-40. 40 took us around to the East side of the city where we turned East on US 264 and followed it to US 64 which brought us to I-95 at Rocky Mount. Following 95 North then brought us up here to Roanoke Rapids and The RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads . Jim had called the CG to make sure they had a spot for us, so when we pulled in at 12:25, they had a site waiting for us.
So, it took us almost exactly 2 hours to travel the 117 miles over here. A nice short day. ;-)
We had never been to this park before but some good friends of Jim and Linda's (Gin and Syl), had stayed here many times and really liked it.
Speaking of Gin and Syl, you can imagine our surprise when they pulled up along side of Big RED while Jim was checking in at the office!!! And, another surprise was that our site ended up being right next to their site!!!! What luck!!!!
We pulled into our site and Jim and Linda got Nora set up. Then they headed next door to visit with Gin and Syl for awhile. The visit ended all too soon as they had to leave because Gin's mother was ill and they had to head over there to help out. In fact they will probably be staying there for a few days, so it's doubtful that we'll be seeing them again before we leave here. :-(
It sure was nice to see them again and we're hopeful that we'll meet up again sometime in our travels.
Today, Jim is planning on calling a few parks over in Virginia Beach to see if they have electricity and have a site for us. If they do, we'll be leaving here tomorrow and heading over there. I hope they do. Linda is getting real anxious to see Joe and his family.
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