Uh-oh no gasoline!!

Trip Start May 01, 2008
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We spent another beautiful day on the Blue Ridge Parkway, as the pictures will show.

The Parkway has no services or fuel station on its entire length, we decided to get off at Asheville to get fuel. Unfortunately the first gas station we pulled into was out of gas...... slightly perturbed we headed for the next one along the road...... which was also out. The attendant said that everywhere was out in Asheville!!!  We tried 2 more places before deciding to get back on the Parkway and head out away hopefully to some place with fuel. Brent pulled up on the Internet the news stories from the local area,apparently this has been going on for a few days and people have begun panic buying!!!! 

We decided to head to our chosen campsite in the Pisgah Forest to park the Eagle, once unhooked we could begin a serious search for fuel, as you know the Beast is a "bit of a hog" when it comes to fuel. We had about 8 gallons left in the tank. Eventually after trying 10 more places we decided to get on the interstate and drive until we got to a truck stop where they usually have larger stocks. We drove over 30 miles until we got to one that had fuel and joined the line!!!  We waited 30 minutes but managed to fill the tank and the generator as well as our 2 gallon tank purchased in Oklahoma (if you remember!)

We are now a bit worried because we use alot of fuel and this area is not going to have any for a while.  We decided eventually to get off the Parkway and head south into Georgia. Although the media is saying that its no better there. About half way to our next camp we were lucky enough to find a place open with fuel and took on another 15 gallons. We plan to wait it out for 5 days when supplies will be back up to normal according to the media...... TBC    

We could be condemned to live in a trailer in Georgia for awhile!!!
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Hey hey and what would be wrong with staying in Georgia for a while?

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