Friday, July 30, 2021

Last day with Jackie

Looks like our visiting with family that the time we have is over before getting a good start.  But we do have to move on down the road slowly on our way back to Florida.


As with other family members we have a spot in the drive way at Jackie's,

Parking next to the garage with a 30 amp electric connection, water and a place to dump the tanks is all good but the best part is visiting with each  family member.

Once again visiting Jackie has been so good.  Also seeing her daughter Chris and Jackie's grandson Tyler and family. 

Thanks so much Jackie for a wonderful visit. 


Nancy even got the time to cook me up a mighty good breakfast couple of eggs, home fries, country ham, gravy, Hungarian Hot Peppers, biscuit, with coffee to wash it all down.   Now that was a breakfast fit for a king.

Today will be making  preparations to hit the road tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 



Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Visit with Peach and Don

After we left Mark and Sherry's house we were on our way to Culloden to visit Nancy's sister "Peach" and her husband Don. But not before a stop at The Walmart in Ripley for some needed supplies.


After unhooking the car from the motorhome I backed into my spot beside the house.

Don has us a good spot with 30 amp electric, water and even a sewer connection and we really want to thank them for this.

We only stayed five days this time but enjoyed it so much visiting and being with them.

We even enjoyed an evening at Peach and Don's son Mike and Teresa Showing their remodeled large house, also having a very good cook out.   Thanks bunch Teresa and mike Nancy and I really enjoyed it.

Thanks Peach and Don for another good  Family visit   

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.                                                                              

Thursday, July 22, 2021

A little about Spencer, Wv

Spencer is where our daughter Sherry and her husband live and is a nice small old town.


On Friday and Saturday they have the Market and  Flea Market sale going on in town.

I went down to check it out one Friday to see what was for sale.  Home made jams and jelly, some old rifles and pistols, various old tools, but I didn't see any fresh produce.


The old train station from by gone years is now a museum and a caboose sitting beside it.


Like many of the towns we have passed through the old band is on the corner of the main street.


An old building that was completed in 1927.  Its really nice that you can drive through these towns and see these old buildings.



Here is Spencer's pride and  "The Robey Theatre" Built in 1907 is one of the oldest continuously running theatres in the USA. 

Thank you Mark and Sherry we enjoyed our time with you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.






Sunday, July 18, 2021

Bad roads and no roads

Well we finally came off the mountain tops and moved on south to drop Sherry off at her home. Not dropping her we did stay a week before it was moving time again.


We drove the interstate until the town of Ripley, West Virginia then took route 33 to spencer but not before we came upon road conditions that made sure you was paying attentions. You know the road ahead is pretty rough when all of a sudden you come upon a traffic light.


 Yeah, over half of the road washed  out "I mean gone" over the mountain. 


How would you like going passed this and thinking the road under you may be washed out also.


And many more places like this along a stretch of 25 miles. 

The driving from Ripley to Spencer is not for the faint of heart for sure.

But I-77 does prepare you for it!  From the time you enter West Virginia I-77 is like driving over corn cobs and to think you have to pay tolls to drive on this road?   

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.





Tuesday, July 13, 2021

More from the mountain tops.

Here are a few more photos from the many look overs along the Skyline Drive.

Each campground we stated in had many hiking trails. Short hiking trails and long ones and I mean long like one I was reading was 7.2 miles.

If you wanted a good meal you can come off of the mountain tops to a near by town for a good meal.

The towns being Blowing Rock, Boone in the North Carolina and Luray in Virginia.

In the town of Blowing Rock is the Town Tavern, but I would not recommend The Philly Cheese Steak because the one I ordered looked like chili for a hot dog.  Maybe they needed a cook at that time?

Sherry, Nancy and I did enjoy some good meals.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.


Friday, July 09, 2021

Way to long gone

After a much to long a time not posting I hope I can get on some schedule.  The problem was to long on the mountain tops without phone and internet signals.


After finishing up on the Blue Ridge Parkway we were on the Skyline Drive.  We saw many places for photos and one was the photo above of where used to be an old grist mill.  That is our daughter Sherry posing for me and her to put in our albums for years to come and enjoy the memories.


I noticed some minnows in the back waters so I decided to give them a few bits of crackers and this is what happened next!   I've never seen this many minnows in one place,  Hundreds and maybe close to a thousand of them.


Another nice place called Otter Pond, there are so many stops where you can take pictures. 



Another scenic overlook to pull over and enjoy.  I really like the Smokie Mountains, but the Shenandoah National Park with its deep valleys will hold a special place in my heart.

More photos to come later.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day