[Note: I’m a day behind posting. The campground had no wi-fi or cell signal so I was disconnected for about 16 hours – like being on the dark side of the moon!]
It’s drizzling today so I decided to skip head toward Asheville and get back on the BRP tomorrow. Getting some work done now at a I-77 rest stop.
Wednesday November 6th
I took my time getting on the road this morning. I even did some shopping.
Is it just me or do all RVers do this? I’m perfectly satisfied with my rig but it’s just fun to look.
Using Gas Buddy and my trusty GPS, I navigated to a nearby Sam’s Club.
I got the sunny day I was hoping for.
The BRP scenery became more agricultural as I made my way south. For the last 80 miles or so, it is very much like a country road. I’m still loving the lack of commercial traffic and the low speed limit.
As far as I know, there are only 2 Blue Ridge Parkway stamps to be had in Virginia. However, all the Visitor Centers are closed, locked up tight since the end of the season last week. Thanks again Congress for my 3-week delay! (Although, I must admit, the delay resulted in the lack of crowds I've been enjoying).
So I was reconciled that I wouldn’t get the Virginia stamps. Then I saw a sign for this district Ranger Station. I followed it, hoping against odds that the Rocky Knob and Mabry Mill stamps were there.
I was in luck as a very nice lady who works for the NP had them in her possession and I got my stamps!
A few more photos from today's BRP drive.
|This red plants are abundant in these parts. Anyone know what they are?|
I’m here for the night at Stone Mountain State Park. Water & Electric = $25.
My water tanks are so dry, the water pump groans when I open the faucets. My grey and black tanks are as full as they can get without backing up. And I could use a loooong hot shower.
So here I am as the setting sun illuminates the trees.
Upside: it’s a new moon, the skies are clear, and there are no lights. Hoping to see some stars. [P.S. the sky was magnificent].
Downside: no cell signal or wi-fi.
Upside: I can make some good progress on my ripping good detective novel.