Penny and Bob's Great Adventure 2008 - 2010 travel blog

Our campsite at Lee Hi Truck Center

Taco Checking Out The Campgrounds

Gotta' get a little higher to see more!

Nothing goin' on. Time for a nap.


Well, as usual, we surely didn't leave NC at the appointed hour; in fact, we were 3 hours late! And, as usual, I was a nervous driver for the first 1/2 hour or so. I don't like it when "things go bump in the night"...er, truck or trailer...but once I identify each sound, I'm usually good. This time, we didn't have very many "bumps" at all.

Since I'm still at the "I prefer interstates" stage we took I-40 west to Winston-Salem then Route 52 north to I-74 which connected with I-77. You could tell when we went from NC to VA because the interstate exits in NC are usually nicely planted with flowers and trees. VA just lets their interstate loops grow naturally.

I-77 connects with I-81 in Wytheville, VA and once we got on that, I felt we were "headed north".

Arrived at the Lee High Truck Stop Campground in Lexington, VA around 6:45. This is one humongous truck stop with fantastic facilities for truckers. The campground section is located on the hill behind the truck stop, between Rte 11 and the interstate. Surprisingly, though, the truck stop is not noisy at all and, even though you can hear the interstate traffic during the day, it's not annoying. We had one of the only 2 pull thru sites (Lot 13).

This really is a nice place to stop overnight or even stay a couple of days and take a carriage ride through the historic town of Lexington where you can see Stonewall Jackson's tomb and house, VMI, the George C. Marshall Library and Museum and more. We stopped here because it's just a short drive to the Virginia Horse Center and we want to see the dressage show there this weekend.

So, here we'll be for the next couple of days and then we'll continue our trek northward.



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