Back Roads, Highways and Unique “Campgrounds” + Snacks

It’s been a week since we have been able to stay still; have a lovely campground; wifi; and a motor home prepared meal. As a friend in Oregon proclaims, adventure!!! We have had some including no campsites in Gatlinburg TN area; bumper to bumper traffic in Pigeon Forge; and staying overnight in the Visitors Parking Lot of the Smokey Mountains National Park.  Not so bad if your bed did not depend on electric power and we had none. (Problem was faulty switch and batteries with no water).  But half a bed was better than a whole one and Roy slept on the dinette bed which we did figure out.

Drove to Hendersonville,NC. What a delightful town!  (Photos below of Roy and Pumpkin Tree ). Visitors center (even motor home parking) suggested since we could not find a campsite, that we could park at a Farm/Brewery outside of town.  Which we did—all for the price of wine and snacks and outside tables. Recent phenomena for RVer’s, an organization called Harvest Hosts provides info on wineries and breweries that allow overnite parking —a chance to meet like minded people and eat and drink—all outside.  Recommend Sideways Farm & Brewery.

Photo of apple fritter snack with cinnamon icing.  Too hungry to capture photo of Tater Nachos—deep fried tater tots with black beans, spice, etc.  YUM!

Wonderful visit  next just down the road at KOA in Travelers Rest, SC (appropriate name)— Roy’s dream come true of a campsite beside a mountain stream.  Another 15 miles lives Greenville SC, vibrant town, lots of new building, people eating in outdoor restaurant settings, and Liberty Bridge area on the River Reedy.

Many industries revealed driving back roads in NC to include: Chilewitch, Mohawk and Shaw Tuffting plants, Daimler Truck Manufacturing, Cargill, and Durafiber.

Roy with “Auction” Bear in Hendersonville, NC

Pumpkin Tree in Store Window in Hendersonville,NC

Question of the day:  Who paints the huge, high water towers in all these towns?


Apple Fritters with Cinnamon Glaze- Sideways Brewery Snack


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2 Responses to Back Roads, Highways and Unique “Campgrounds” + Snacks

  1. Judy Schmidt October 21, 2020 at 7:48 pm #

    Great pics and commentary! 🎃👍

  2. jo and john Aklonis October 22, 2020 at 6:30 pm #

    Glad you’re having a good time. The apple fritters look almost as good as ice cream. What does Roy say?

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