Mama Gertie'S Hideaway Campground
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As we sit down to write this blog the sun has come out. Not the same when we left this morning, low clouds and rain. Well a couple days ago we were told by a lovely couple of a covered bridge in Madison county which they had seen that morning, they said this was the bridge used in the famous film. "The Bridges of Madison County" so we had to go, having been given ...
... caravan, but has comfortable beds plus toilet and shower and usual cooking appliances etc.
We headed to Blowing Rock which is a small town in the lower Smoky Mountains near Boone. The town is delightful and would have been really enjoyable to stay for a few days. No wonder it is a popular holiday and week-end destination. We then went to the actual "Blowing Rock" which is North Carolina's oldest tourist spot. There is an Indian Chickasaw legend of love ...
- Met up with Jim and Darlene, who were with us on the Panama Canal cruise my sister and I took last November for lunch. They are staying in Ashville, NC so half way was Spruce Pines. We found a great restaurant for lunch.....Mountain View. It certainly lived up to their name.
- On the way back to Boone, I stopped at Linville Caverns.
- Next adventure was a trip to West Jefferson to go to the Ashe County cheese factory and get some ...
... and one did.
As I started to drive up into the mountains, the sky started to get very dark, so dark I had to put my head lights on. Then all hell broke loose. First the rain. This was the worst rain I've ever seen. I had to stay as close to the car in front, so I could see his tail lights, as I couldn't see the road markings at all. I was convinced I would drive off the side of the road if I lost sight of him. There was no where to ...
We are on the road again. For me, vacations always present numerous temptations to overeat – especially when heading south with all that great southern home cookin’.
On Sunday, we headed south on Hwy 41 from the Chicago area to Booneville (outside of Evansville, IN). We stopped in Shelburn, IN to visit one of Dave’s high school and college friends. It was a great visit and they made a delicious lunch of BBQ short ...