Around the Fire Tales of My Travels
It's been a minute since I've talked about my travels. Many of you know that my husband, Pete and I bought a 5th Wheel camper a few years ago. Her name is 2HOOTS. Thus named because if you know anything about us we can be a bit crazy. Also, I have a thing for owls and she'd decorated in the Owlish motif. She's 41ft long and 13ft high, and yes I drive her mostly on the highways but occasionally into gas stations. It can be a bit tricky. The length I don't worry overmuch but the height scares me. I still duck going under overpasses and bridges even though they are tall enough. One of our purchases was a RV GPS. You plug in the specifications and it plans the route for you.
So, on with the travel for 2023. We left on New Years Day. It's a great day to get on the road early. Traffic is light and we had good weather. Our first stop is a regular for us. Harrisonburg, Virginia has a KOA not far off the Highway. Pete's sister, Lori, lives about an hour away and this gives us a chance to visit her. Lori joined us for breakfast at Cracker Barrel near Waynesboro.
After a yummy pancake breakfast we were off south on the interstate for a sleep over in Enfield NC, then South Point, SC. The following morning we made our winter destination of Perry FL, where Pete has worked for the past two year. Taking several days to travel sure saves on the mind and body. We met a fellow in Florida who says he had a 3-rule. Sounds great to me. He either drives three hours, or miles and stays for three days. It's nice to be retired.
Posting about our time in Florida has been done so I'll share with you our return home in April. We took about 2 weeks to come back to NJ planning to be back by the book signing at Brook Hollow Winery in Columbia NJ.
The first stop was a Harvest Host. Check it out at harvesthosts.com This was our first time using the service and we were very happy. The site was a Farmer's Market and Orchard called Lanes not far from Macon Georgia. We boondocked in the parking lot for the night before heading to our campsite in Pigeon Forge Tennessee for a few days. Visiting Smokey Mountain National Park was amazing. Cold but amazing. In three days time I went from sea level and 80 degrees, to 6,000 ft above and 36 degrees. I've added some pictures below. Come on back next time to hear more. This blog is getting long and I want to tell you about two books I listened to during the trip.
When traveling, I enjoy listening to books, so this was the audio version.
If you saw the movie iRobot and never read the book, you are in for a surprise. The only thing in common was the missing robot.
The book is really several short stories tied together as an interview of robopsychologist Dr. Susan Calvin.
The book is thought-provoking, interesting, and the audio is well done. Occasionally a bit dry, but overall I stayed engaged.
The Awakening: The Dragon Heart Legacy review of the Audio book.
What an engrossing story. Amazing world and character building. A modern-day Fae tale that transports you from the USA to Ireland, to the Fae world of Talamh, and back. The relationships, both good and bad, are real. The friendship between Breen and Marco makes you want to be their friend too. A story of loss, toxic motherhood, and magic that will have you wishing for more. I can’t wait to listen to the next book.
5/10/2023 03:38:05 pm
Sounds like a wonderful trip, although the drop from 80 degrees to the 30s must have been a shock. Another friend is going on the trip to the Smokey Mountains next week. It's her second and she says she loves it too. I need to try it! Happy Camping!
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