General Francis Marion Hotel
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... looking like a kid from the Disney movie Brink... I love my friends.
Shortly after we left the ponies, we found the perfect little lunch area, covered by trees to shelter us from the rain. We sat around putting together our concoctions made with tortillas, peanut butter, pasta, trail mix, sausage, cheese, jerky, dried fruit...etc. That's trail eatin! It was a nice break before we continued the hike to the nearest shelter. We went on and on through the rain, ...
... fill up today. Where there was 10 of us for 3 days now we have over 40 campers enjoying the very nice campground. We have found Virginia State Parks and campgrounds to be very nice. Probably the nicest we have seen.
Well Saturday takes over to Asheville for 6 nights. I plan on playing some pickleball Monday, can't wait. We are making our way home but enjoying the last month of seeing the country.
Remember, Life is Good!!
We had a nice drive to Marion, Virginia and Camp Burson Campground. We have a very nice pull-thru spot with full hook ups and pretty good wifi:) So we are good to go!!
Marion has lots of fast food places for a small town. They even have a Walmart but it closes at midnight. There is Hwy 16 that goes thru the park and it is called the Back of the Dragon, instead of the Tail of the Dragon. It is a very curvy road and lots ...
... for a bit, and I did, got swept by a current and got sucked under by a wirlpool FUN! there where also parts when the current would take us towards a boulder and then we would think we would hit it, then carry us away and towards another rock. Whilst we where swimming. The instructor also showed us a picture of when they go fishing in the river we was in - didn't realise 2 1/2ft long catfish was swimming under us! We are now on our way to the great smoky mountains to do something ...
... ramble in the countryside followed by a HUGE climb up a mountainside. We all made it and had a nice second breakfast stop in Meadowview. Ahhh... What a pleasant repast that was. The remainder of the day's 50 + miles were less exciting but nice...being able to view the historical markers that related the local history of the American ...