After a long day of driving and taking in the beautiful scenery, I guess you could say “Here’s your sign!” After finally FINDING the Flatwoods KOA in West Virginia this was the sign at the bottom of the road you had to go up! Well we made it to the top with white knuckles but then the KOA was down in a valley that was not really inviting for big rigs (it will not be on our list of RV Parks). Thank God for the WalMart parking lot close by!
Thumbs up for our two-night stay at Creekwood Farm RV Park, Waynesville, North Carolina. Very easy to get to the park, nice pull-through sites and our site had a great view of the creek out our back window. A concrete slab with picnic table and fire pit with free pack of firewood made for a cozy site. It was great listening to the babbling of the creek and spring peepers in the evening.
The park is conveniently located close to the town of Asheville, which we took advantage of by visiting the beautiful Biltmore Estate. It’s a must see! We find ourselves saying at each stop “We wish we had more time to spend here!”
First stop after 8 hours of driving we pulled into beautiful Skidaway Island State Park
located in Georgia. We had a spacious horseshoe shaped drive-through site. This state park is very well maintained, trees trimmed and ample space for big rigs, campsites very clean, nice amenities and lots of trails for hiking and biking.
Historic downtown Savannah is 25 minutes from the park. After settling in and relaxing for a day, we were off to explore Historic Savannah. The Visitors Center is the hub for various trolley tours. Old Town Trolleys tour the Historic, Colonial and Victorian districts, which gives the opportunity to admire the architecture, iron work, live oak trees with Spanish moss and so much more. Factual narration, 15 stops with unlimited hop on and off provide a wonderful way to relax and explore. A few favorite stops were Leopold’s Ice Cream, Savannah Bee Company, Forsyth Fountain, Juliette Gordon Low House, Boyd’s Cookies and Candler Oak Tree estimated to be about 300 years old.
Many more interesting stops await us for a return trip, Paula Deen’s, The Lady and Sons Restaurant, Gryphon Tea Room, First African Baptist Church, The Pirates House, Ghost and Gravestones just to name a few we missed!
If you are intrigued by lighthouses you will want to take a short drive to Tybee Island Beach.
A three night stay just wasn’t long enough to take in all this beauty! Georgia will be on our mind in the future!
How much time during a life span does the average person spend waiting? One of the statistics googled said we spend five years waiting in lines and queues. Roughly six months of that is waiting in traffic! Perhaps for RVers’ that statistic may be higher! Some things we wait for as a child may be summertime and Christmas, as adults we wait for vacations and retirement! Waiting involves both positives and negatives in life. We have been blessed to spend this last year waiting and working at Cypress Trail RV Resort. A beautiful resort in Southwest Florida where we have had the pleasure of getting to know a great group of owners and lifelong friends. In addition, workamping has given us the opportunity to meet wonderful friends from all over the country. Check out Workamper News for more information. Next week we begin a new chapter in our life we have been waiting for RETIREMENT (sort of, we will continue workamping). This past year while waiting, we have been preparing for a life on the road. Saying “See you later” to friends and family is never easy, but with cell phones, texting, Facebook and Face-timing we can stay in touch and wait until we meet again. The average of five years waiting leaves time for life to happen, what are you waiting for?