AdventureB4Dementia

Joined July 2018Living in: Safety Harbor, United States
  • Day48

    Home

    October 17 in the United States

    Arrived back in Tampa Bay around 330pm today. We had a great trip and saw a lot of wonderful places, met some neat people and other than a few issues with motorhome on our last day (stuck satellite dish and a flat tire), everything went nearly as planned.

    We had so much fun, we leave again in 10 days.Read more

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  • Day46

    Asheville, Brevard, Cashiers & Highlands

    October 15 in the United States

    While staying in Lake Toxaway, we’ve made some day trips to nearby towns. All are unique in their own way. In Asheville we randomly ran into our friends the Disbrows, who were in town for a wedding. Holly saw a (real) rare white squirrel in Brevard we enjoyed the crisp fall air walking around Highlands. Cashiers has a great farmers market and 2 of our favorite eateries that we visited for a couple of lunches.

    Alas, our “Nor’easter” is coming to an end as we depart Tuesday for a 2-day drive back home
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  • Day43

    North Carolina Mountains

    October 12 in the United States

    After a couple of days of rain and Michael, the sun is out and the air is crisp. We always enjoy Mountain Fall RV Resort, it’s people and it’s views.

  • Day42

    Riding out Michael

    October 11 in the United States

    Tuesday, we had a nice long drive from Shenandoah Crossing to Mountain Falls Motorcoach Resort in Lake Toxaway, NC about an hour west of Asheville. Beautiful country along I-81 from Virginia through Tennessee and on to North Carolina.

    Along the way we got 2500 miles & a month’s worth of dirt washed off the coach, topped off the DEF and filled the tank in time to hunker down for the remnants of Hurricane Michael that passed to the south of us at Lake Toxaway, but still gave us about 24 hours of rain and /or 20-30 mph wind gusts. We were under a Tropical Storm WARNING for most of Thursday morning. No damage, just some coach shaking and trees swaying at 3200 feet up in the mountains.Read more

  • Day39

    Charlottesville

    October 8 in the United States

    First time visit into Charlottesville. Lots of history here. We didn’t have time this trip to visit Monticello or James Madison’s Montpelier but we did walk their charming downtown outdoor mall, have lunch with Rick (Holly & I went to college with and have been friends ever since), drive thru the UVA campus and see some spectacular horse farms on the drive back and forth.

    We didn’t realize it at first but while visiting the mall, we parked the car almost exactly where Heather Heier, the victim in the rally last year, was run down. There are chalk boxes sitting on the sidewalk for people to write remembrances (for Heather) on the walls either side of the street.

    We’ll definitely be back to Charlottesville with more time.
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  • Day37

    Gordonsville, VA

    October 6 in the United States

    Drove the motorhome 410 miles yesterday to get to just outside Charlottesville for the weekend, the last 2 hours after sunset, something we’ve not done before. We didn’t leave Watkins Glen until noon so we could take advantage of the beautiful weather in the morning. Put on a show for the neighbors backing into our spot in the dark at Shenandoah Crossing Campground, part of the Bluegreen Vacation Club

    Made it!

    Gonna chill for the weekend and visit with friends before heading to Lake Toxaway Tuesday.
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  • Day35

    Finger Lakes Pt 2

    October 4 in the United States

    We really like the Finger Lakes. Especially the south end. We have been in Watkins Glen since Monday. While the sun has been hiding most of the week, we have driven about 400 miles to take in the views, visit the Corning Glass Museum, drive the track at Watkins Glen International Speedway, hike the Gorge Trail at WG State Park (passing 19 waterfalls), and visit Ithaca (Cornell University).

    The city campground in Watkins Glen is literally across the street from Seneca Lake. Was pretty empty until Thursday when it began to fill up for their LAST weekend of the season.
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  • Day31

    Finger Lakes Pt 1

    September 30 in the United States

    We’re spending about a week in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Our first campground is 7 miles north of Geneva. We move to Watkins Glen on Oct 1. We caught some great weather on Saturday which makes the scenery up here even more brilliant!

  • Day28

    Thousand Islands

    September 27 in the United States

    We reached the northern most point on our trip and spent 3 days this week along the St. Lawrence River in Upstate New York. Boldt Castle the Antique Boat Museum, Great Lakes freighters right in front of us both at the campground and on our river cruise. Plus some cool crisp fall weather.

  • Day25

    Cooperstown

    September 24 in the United States

    In 2001 we attended the induction ceremony featuring Sparky Anderson & Tony Perez plus Marty Brenamen for the broadcaster award. Growing up as Cincinnati Reds fans, it was a great weekend. Met Johnny Bench and Joe Morgan that weekend an paid Pete Rose for an autograph.

    We went back to the Hall today and spent a much quieter and less crowded day touring the hall and museum.Read more

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