Hello everyone...greetings from very stormy North Carolina. We're in the mountains, spent the night near Waynesville and Maggie Valley in a campground, something we never do while enroute. We went to Walmart...where we've stayed before...and it was gone! It's thunderboomering this morning, making the dogs walk with their heads down, and hide under the dinette.
We left Florida Monday morning, and ended up in Wally worlds campground in Perry, Ga.
We were surrounded by other class A's, and noisy semi trucks. Not much sleep that night, but a Waffle House breakfast, gotta love those grits, helped a great deal.
Upward and onward through Georgia, where we took the 2-lanes, cutting across to hook up to I-85. South Carolina, then finally North Carolina where we met up with Jim's cousin Greg, at a Cracker Barrel outside of Hendersonville. We talked for several hours, before moving on.
The color has been so pretty through these states. The snapdragons are over a foot high and in full bloom, in showy pinks and yellows. Dead armadillos littered the roadsides. (Now, I love armadillos, and am so sad not to see my army helmets dragging a tail on this trip!) The red dirt is complemented by the lush green leafed out trees.Very pretty, and different from Indiana. One scary sight...is the bee skep sized ant hill mounds in the red dirt. I don't even want to invisualize the size of the ants!
Jim blasts the air horns at the small herds of mule deer we've seen several times at the side of the road, eating foliage. Today, in the pouring rain, we decided to cancel our drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Oh well, next trip!