Best Western Thunderbird Motel
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... in the center of the city. This added 20 miles to the trip, but we pulled in to the Deer Run RV Resort by 4:30 PM with 360 additional miles behind us.
A few beers, dinner, and an early evening were in order. The wifi at the park was spotty, so I was not able to access Travelpod. I’ll try it again tomorrow morning before we leave, but I may end up posting this when we arrive at Natural Bridges KOA tomorrow night.
Thu Jun 18, 2015
Departure: 10:20 AM, Asheville, NC
Arrival: 4:00 PM, Crossville, TN
Miles: 162.7 miles
Travel Time: 5 hrs. 30 min.
The story of my life. Today didn't go the way we thought it would. We figured we would get, at ...
... to stop and see. Our old neighbors and good friends Bob and Susie moved to a mountaintop near Crawford, TN two years ago, and we finally got to see their new "house on the hill". Susie met us in Monterey and led us up the mountain on curvy back roads. They had an ice storm this winter and there is still a lot of debris and broken trees.
Finally we got ...
... rocky and moody, with fog and mist creating a solemn mood. It never really got clear there, and the days were short and gloomy. But there is a beauty in that type of weather and rawness that I almost prefer to the unrelenting sunniness of the southern CA coast or the desert. There is more mystery in a foggy day than one of bright sunshine.
As we went south the drama of the cliffs rushing to meet the ocean was still present, but the beaches ...
... a temporary part of where we are, instead of merely voyeurs. Lunch with the locals on the side of a rural road in Scotland will stick with me years longer than that umpteenth church tour in some big city.
This trip will be no different. We plan on seeking different places out on the edges. We plan on going where most people don't get a chance to see or don't choose to experience. We're going to eat different foods, hang out with ...