It was raining this morning so I delayed leaving the RV Park until 10:00am to wait for the rain to pass. This was another day I was glad to have my Sloggers rain shoes along. I wear them when I hitch and unhitch. Today I was standing in puddles of water an inch or more deep while it rained and my feet stayed dry. They are also great in the mud and easily washed off.
I drove in gentle rain for about an hour. At Mountain Grove, MO I pulled off to visit a friend for an hour. I stopped in Springfield, MO for something to eat and then pushed on to arrive home about 8:00pm. I stopped by my parents house for a few minutes to see them and Kevin who was visiting for the weekend. I drove 425 miles today.
One thing I did not mention earlier…..I definitely would have visited Washington, DC, Nashville, TN and Memphis, TN if I had not already visited those places twice before.
So……I drove a total of 6653 miles on the trip. I looked back at the trip I took last fall and I drove 6640 miles then….that is wild to be so close without any planning.
I spent 52 nights in 27 different campgrounds/RV parks in 9 states.
Arkansas – 1 night
Louisiana – 4 nights
Alabama – 3 nights
Florida – 24 nights
Georgia – 3 nights
South Carolina – 9 nights
North Carolina – 6 nights
Tennessee – 1 night
Kentucky – 1 night
I definitely got a lot more experience in backing up the trailer (which I needed) on this trip and I am much faster on hitching and unhitching.
I enjoyed the journey and I am very happy to have had the opportunity to make the trip. I am now going to be concentrating on finding a job and getting back to the real world.
EggCamper Chick Gayle
Sevierville and Pigeon Forge basically just run together and Gatlinburg is five miles further. I drove thru all three this morning. Gatlinburg is very picturesque and very compact. It is very walkable. Parking is an issue in Gatlinburg and expensive. Traffic was congested today. I can only imagine what it is like in peak times.
Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are more like Branson. You either take the trolley or drive.
I left Pigeon Forge about 12:30pm today. I drove 365 miles to Paducah, KY. I ran into traffic congestion in Nashville today and again just 20 miles from Paducah. Arrived at Duck Creek RV Park, Paducah, KY about 7:30pm. It is central time zone here so it is actually 6:30pm.
I am 412 miles from home. I hope to sleep in my real house tomorrow night.
The wind blew me out of the campground about 9:00am this morning. I knew that I had three tall bridges with crosswinds to cross to get out of The Outer Banks. I chose not to dump my water tank and I took on some water in my holding tank to give me a little extra weight.
Originally I had intended to go home on I-64 but the weather up there changed my mind. Now I think I am going home on I-40 but the forecast for most of North Carolina and Tennessee along I-40 are calling for rain and/or snow showers tomorrow. So I decided to pull off and wait for the weather to clear.
I drove about 240 miles to Selma, NC where I am staying a couple of nights at a campground right off I-95. Three miles down the highway is a very nice outlet mall and about twenty different places to eat. Tomorrow I will do some laundry and visit the outlet mall to fill my day.
I am watching “Dancing With The Stars” as I write this. My antenna is pulling in a lot of channels here. I was not able to watch it last week.