A Rocky Start

October 2, 2012 - 3:25 pm No Comments

We knew when we started our trip yesterday morning we would be in for a day of rain. But it never occurred to us the amount of rain we would see before morning. We decided to stay in Maggie Valley for the night. When we went to bed we thought it would be nice to listen to the rain hitting the roof but there was so much rain we couldn’t sleep. We awoke this morning around 6 AM and looked out the window and the creek behind our motorhome was just about to overflow. When we went to bed last night it was probably 3 feet lower than it was this morning. The water was rushing by so fast it really looked like a raging river.

We decided to get up at 6 AM, get packed and leave for higher ground. By 7 AM we were sitting in the parking lot of Joey’s Pancake House. In the pouring rain we got out of the motorhome and went inside for breakfast.

After breakfast we regrouped about where we were going. We decided to try the Blueridge parkway. After only a few miles on the parkway we realized we would not be able to go farther due to fog and inclement weather. So we turned around and went back down to Maggie Valley and made our way to Asheville North Carolina where we stopped at the visitor center.

We decided at that time to make our way around the western side of the parkway going north to get out of the weather. So we spent the rest of the day driving north on I 81 toward Pennsylvania. We have decided to go to Lancaster Pennsylvania and see the Amish country and then turn south and start on the north end of the Shenandoah Valley toward the Blueridge parkway. We are reversing the direction of our trip in hopes of better weather.

Also I’m trying to use my IPad so please bear with me while I learn all the tricks of using it. I’ll download a couple of photos of our campsite tonight in the Fort Chisom RV Park in Wytheville, Virginia.

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