Bob & Elsie's Adventures travel blog

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Our site in the RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads

Bob playing his keyboard to a very small audience, just me!!!!

Truck seen on I-95 in North Carolina

South of the Border

This picture of tacky flamingos is for Trini

One of many amigos at South of the Border

The next stop on our way south was Verona, VA. Verona is in the same area we have stopped in the last two falls, right along I-81 near Staunton, VA. This year we stayed at the Shenandoah Valley Campground, an older campground with lots of trees and fairly close sites, for 3 nights. We met a nice couple there, Drew and Elizabeth. Elizabeth had just bought a mandolin in Staunton and Bob gave her a few tips to help her learn play it. Because the weekend included September 11th, the campground was honoring volunteers and had activities for the families of many volunteer firemen from that area. On Friday night they had Karaoke and on Saturday a DJ for dancing, lots of fun to watch. While in the area we visited a couple of the places we liked on our trips through here the past two years, the Factory Mill Antique Mall and the Shenandoah Heritage Market.

When we left Verona we took I-64 toward Richmond and then took I-95 to our next stop, just across the VA border into North Carolina, the RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads, in Roanoke Rapids, NC. The RV park is newer and more modern than our last stop. They are still working on this campground and were in the process of putting in a pool this week. We stayed there for 3 nights. Although we haven’t been in this area before we didn’t have any sight seeing plans but took a few drives to check out the area. On one of our shopping trips we found some floor tiles that we both liked. We had been planning to replace our kitchen and bathroom flooring since we bought the motor home last fall but hadn’t been able to find anything we agreed on. There wasn’t anything wrong with the floor but it was white and hard to keep clean. Of course, Bob couldn’t wait until we got to Alabama to replace the floor so we spent that afternoon and the next morning on that project. I have to admit it looks great, a big improvement over the old floor.

On the 15th we drove to South of the Border, right along the North Carolina-South Carolina state lines. I know, I know… is a tacky tourist trap but I hadn’t been there in 40 years and wanted to see it again, it has grown into a major, although still tacky, attraction. There are lots of Mexican themed gift shops and restaurants along with a motel, campground, and small amusement park. The campground doesn’t have wi-fi but is a fairly good place to spend a couple of nights. Bob and I are both suffering from a lot of sore muscles from our flooring project so it feels pretty good to just sit still. It has been and is going to be very HOT all this week, sure doesn’t feel like fall.

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