Our Chalet Truck Camper

Our Chalet Truck Camper

Friday, April 26, 2013

April 23 - Almond, VA to Tom Bigbee River in Paden, Mississippi

April 23 - Almond, VA to Tom Bigbee River in Paden, Mississippi

What an odd travel day ! I would recommend the Turkey Creek Campground in Almond, VA to anyone with up to a medium size rig, not a big 5th wheel or A. It is small, tucked away by a brook, meticulously kept and inexpensive as paid campgrounds go. The shower house had brand new tile with individual rooms and showers in the room. That was quite a suprise and appreciated. Our truck camper shower works well but is not spacious and every once in a while a full size one is good.

Part of today's travels along route 64 was through the Cherokee National Forest and the Little Frog Wilderness. The Ocoee River was used as a kayak training river for the Olympics and we could easily see why. We stopped several times to look at the gates and wild rapids though today there was only one paddler. The dam and spillway at Ocoee Lake 2 were quite impressive.

Our favorite kind of road to drive

There are fields of cultivated plants that are so bright yellow they glow like the sun. going to have to ask or look them up to see what it is.

We've curved a bit south west using throughways to bridge gaps in Route 64. Today was basically a travel day going through Chatanooga and hitting some pretty heavy truck traffic. got back onto route 64 and then hit south on the Natchez Trace. Joe likes driving that two lane, 50 mph road and stopping at all the history sites along the way. We again walked back up in a swamp and this time didn't get eaten alive by bugs. Tonight we are in the Piney Grove Corp of Engineers Park on Bay Springs Lake, part of the Tombigbee Waterway. Lucked out once more and got site #44 which is on a point out into the lake. $11 for concrete pad, water, electric and utter peace and quiet. Full moon on the lake with the Leonid Meteor showers expected. Life is good. 

Here is the route travelled to date. I have to keep it written down or I'd never remember where we've been.

April 13, 2013
Route 1
295 at Freeport
95 at Falmouth
New Hampshire
495 at Amesbury
90 at Westborough
New York
NY State Thruway from 90 to 87
87 to Newburg
84 west
206 at Milford
80 to 33
33 to 22 at Prospect Park
476 at Allentown
Overnight at a Cracker Barrell in Plymouth Meeting, PA

April 14
476 to 95 below Philadelphia
13 at Christiana
113 at Dover
376 at Berlin
611 to Assateague

April 16
Back out to 113
13 at Pocomoke City
695 at Temperanceville over to Tall Pines CG, site #37

April 21
13 across Bay Bridge Tunnel
64 south around Norfolk
460 at Bowers Hill
58 to 85 at South Hill
North Carolina
85/40 at Durham
85B to High Point
Overnight at Xtreme Campers

April 22
29 to 64 at Lexington
64 to 40 through Asheville
40 to 19/23/64 at Clyde
Overnight in Almond, VA

April 23
75 at Prospect
24 at Chattanooga
64 at Monteagle
Natchez Trace past Lawrenceburg
Natchez Trace
Piney Grove COE at Paden

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