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Oct 22, 2015 - Leaving Georgia

We left Georgia around 8:30 traveling up Hwy 441 to Hwy 22 to Hwy 16 and there we picked up Interstate 20, and then picked I77 in Columbia, SC heading N to I81. Somewhere along the interstate on the South bound side there was a HUGE traffic back up to the point people were out of their cars and we saw one couple playing Corn Hole, we never saw what the problem was but it must have been bad to cause traffic to be at a stand still. We ended the day at Lake Ridge RV Resort in Hillsville, VA, it was a nice park and the plus side is it was a...

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Our 2015 Fall Trip

May 5, 2013 - Traveling through North Carolina

I didn't feel inclined to get up very early to start traveling again, since I can't see the sun. I had a good breakfast at Denny's and got on the road after 9:30. It rained on and off on I-77 but I did start seeing the change in the trees and felt the rise in elevation as I went along. It was cloudy at the border so I saw the Blue Ridge mountains of the Appalachians and a bit of the valley to the east. I am at a true resort that I am glad is a member of Passport, so that I pay half price and can stay 2 nights. I get cable and wi-fi in the...

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May 29, 2012 - Lake Ridge RV Resort, Hillsville Virginia

We have stopped off in a small rural town in SW Virginia - Hillsville. Very nice RV Resort, will spend a couple of days, driving mountain roads get tiring..... this RV park has a lot of amenities - nice large pool, water slide just like a water park, miniature golf, a rec hall with lots of games, video, pool tables, ping pong tables, card tables. A very nice destination. The Resort allow the Locals to buy summer passes so the pool can be quite noisy and crowded.

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Apr 23, 2012 - The Hills of Virginia

We left camp early. Finally we were going to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Since the access points are few and far between, we decided to get closer to Ashville and enter the parkway there. I did a fair amount of research about the BRP to make sure our RV could fit. There were some bridges with very low overhead clearance but they are further south so we didn't have to worry about them. The BRP does not intersect with any major highway for it's entire length (465 or so miles). Also, there are no services, no gas stations, no stores,...

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Jun 16, 2009 - rain and fog

A leisurely loop through some scenic Virginia back country - Tuesday, June 16 After a day spent doing chores, we checked out of the campground about noon, and headed into Meadows of Dan to do some grocery shopping. Our destination today is a campground near Hillsville, but to get there Madolyn has planned a long loop through the countryside. First we headed for Stuart, where the NASCAR racing team of Wood Brothers 21 have a small museum. There has been so much rain that the soggy countryside was covered in fog. This made the trip to Stuart...

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2009 Spring 2 Fall

Oct 9, 2006 - Closer to Georgia

Today we drove through parts of four states. Below the Mason-Dixon Line (Pennsylvania/Maryland border) the splashes of autumn color were less frequent than further north. We bought diesel fuel at the Flying J in Virginia for $2.35, the cheapest we have found so far. We drove through Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Interstate. It was not as picturesque as the Shenandoah National Park Skyline Drive or the Blue Ridge Parkway, but it was still very beautiful. We wanted to camp near Fancy Gap, VA, but we could not find a...

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The Kyser Chronicles

May 18, 2006 - Mayberry RFD

Thursday, May 18, 2006 What a find! Mt. Airy IS Mayberry RFD! Andy Griffith grew up here. We walked past his house. It's a Bed and Breakfast now. The characters and places in the show are patterned after real people and places from the town (I'm not sure if Barney Fife represents a real person!!! I kinda hope not!). The barber, Floyd, his shop is here as is Wally's service station; Snappy's Lunch serves breakfast and lunch but not dinner — so many people have told us to "eat at Snappy's" that we're staying overnight just to do that! You can...

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