October 4, 2016
We finally got the motor home loaded and closed up the cabin for the season. Actually, Cassie and Jack will use it this month on the weekends and they will winterize it for us.
It was touch and go if we were going to be able to get back on the road since we had a lot of rain the week before departure. The motor home sits on a gravel driveway and it is a very tight fit to get it on the road. I have to go back and forth with the motor home to be able to make a very sharp turn because there are trees on both sides. They were calling for rain on Wednesday so it was imperative we leave no later than Tuesday. We made it onto the lane and just ahead of the next bout of rain.
We drove to just north of Richmond, VA and stopped at the Americamps RV Resort. Our campsite was labeled VIP 1 and it
was just a gravel pull through with full hookups for $50/night. Not much competition in the area and it's near Kings Dominion park. They didn't have cable tv but it wasn't a problem since we visited with our friends Carolyn & Mann. We always have a lot to talk about with them and the conversations just flowed. It was great to see them but we had a tight schedule and were heading down to North Carolina and wanted to beat the arrival of Hurricane Matthew.
It was a short ride down to Roanoke Rapids, NC and we pulled into our reserved site at the RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads. We had a nice pull through except for the bushes on the driver's side. They were too close and it was difficult to hook up the sewer hose.
We arrived on Thursday just before Hurricane Matthew arrived on Friday. Cassie, Jack and Belle joined us on Friday. The wedding rehearsal was on Friday with the dinner Friday night. I will go into more detail how we made out in a huge tent with rain and 25 mph winds whipping around in the next blog. It was interesting to say the least.
I didn't have a good internet connection the last few days and it was impossible to put a blog out there. We now have a good 4G connection so I will try and blog a little more often when we do something interesting.