Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Mountain top driving

It seems as though I have been extra busy the last few weeks so I had better be catching up on the old blog.  We have been staying in places where we did not have any king of signal.

June 16--We  were parked at the Petersburg Campground on the Thurmond Lake and I think all three of us were somewhat disappointed in the we did not have a site close to the water.  But we did enjoy the time there.  

I did some work on the old car thinking that the radiator fan had quit I got one at the Advance Auto. But before I changed it out I did a little more checking and found out that the 134A fluid gauge was not working so I tried and gage I had to add the fluid that's when I saw I had a 134A fluid leak somewhere in the line.



We did go into the town Evans at the Monterey Mexican Restaurant.   I had steak with refried beans and rice with a salad.


Nancy  had grilled chicken with refried beans and rice.


June 20  After four days at the lake and started our drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.   We spent  two days at the Julian Price Campground.

We really enjoyed our time there going into the towns of  Blowing Rock and Boone, North Carolina.


Here is Price Lake a nice size lake for kayaking and fishing, also picnicking while cooling off.


                                                                      Sherry and I went for a walk on one of the trails.


                                                                                         Moss covered log.                                             


I have heard of Stone Mountain, Georgia, but not stone mountain, in North Carolina.

We stopped to stay Mayberry Campground in Mt. Airy for a couple of days and tomorrow we will get back on the Blue Ridge Parkway all the way north to the Skyline Drive in Virginia and yes we are going to drive that mountain top drive.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 



Saturday, June 12, 2021

Lake Sinclair

A lot of trees have fallen her at the lake Sinclair Campground area since we have been here last.

And they have cut more, maybe because they were in danger of falling.

There have been a few people enjoying the beach and water.

But not to many because it has been raining every day and yesterday we had a very vicious storm to blow thru.  The rain looked like it was about as hard as a storm could get.  

They have a nice small fishing pier here that get used quite a bit.

Nice view of the lake waters that back up into the campground area.

Nice view here with the small beach and the washed up driftwood ashore.

Still flowers blooming as the summer get hotter.

We have had a very restful and enjoyable time here at the lake.
We had one day of going out for a meal.

Tomorrow will be time again to make a move a little farther north.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Lake Sinclair

We left Nick and family around 12:00 Sunday going to Lake Sinclair Campground.
But not before he had one of his famous waffle Breakfast for us. He also had pancakes, sausage, bacon and coffee to go with that. That breakfast and all the other meals thru out the weak was so good, plus the pie and ice cream, its no wonder we gain weight when we visit here.

We did once again get a electric site and with it being so hot it sure is needed.


Of course Nancy and Sherry does not like the chosen greeter here.  But hey this is his home we are just visitors.

The wild flowers are plentiful here in the forest.

We will be here a few more days enjoying all that has been set out for us to enjoy.
Nothing but the wind, birds and a few rain drops, also Sherry wanted to hear a whippoorwill which she did the first night we arrived.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Visiting Nick and Family

On Sunday Jeremy said to come over he was grilling some burgers and hot dogs for dinner and that with chips is a good meal any day of the week.
We stayed for a while after the meal for a visit until Nancy was tired and we came home where she
 could be comfortable and rest.

Monday we all went to the Sizzil'n Steak where we all took the buffet and I think we all got mighty full, maybe to full.

Tuesday it was time to move up to visit with brother Nick and his family.
As usual Nick and I are going to the different stores to find the bargain we might want.
And again we are eating way more than we need when we are here.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.