Monday, April 26, 2010

Back in Virginia

Well, we are about halfway to our destination of Waynesboro and have stopped for the night in the small community of Max Meadows.  We had a pleasant drive from Townsend.  Departed just late enough to miss the morning rush through Knoxville.  Weather could have been a bit better, but we’re not complaining.  We had light showers off and on all day.

We can definitely tell we are 200 miles north of where we have been.  The temperature is noticeably cooler and there are still redbuds blooming and the leaves on the trees are still tiny.  It is much earlier in spring here.

We are parked at Fort Chiswell RV Campground (exit 80 off I-81).  Gene selected it after researching what was available in the area.  We have a 50 amp, full hook-up, pull-thru site.  The interior roads and parking pads are gravel, but well maintained.  Most sites have a nice shade tree and are separated from the neighbors by a large grassy area.  We also have what appears to be a brand new picnic table which sits on a concrete slab.  We are surrounded by rolling green pastures complete with a fairly large herd of black cows.  Definitely picturesque.  Being an old farm girl at heart, I love it.

We have free wi-fi and cable TV, including HBO.  All this didn’t come cheap--with Good Sam discount it is $31/night.  That’s more than we like to pay and wouldn’t if we were staying more than one night.  It is located just a half mile off the interstate (noise is blocked by the hill between us and it) and there is a Flying J at the exit.  It is convenient for a one night stay and that is worth something to us.

So, I have cookies baking in the oven, we’ll enjoy a little TV this evening, and we’ll be on our way in the morning.  Next stop--Waynesboro, VA at the south end of Shenandoah National Park.

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