It took three lights to get onto the Parkway (you know I love that road) and then through construction, some traffic and finally onto 40East. The sun never did come out, and it sprinkled here and there, but overall, I stayed in my seat and only told Gary "left" once or twice near the concrete barriers on the right of the road.
Half way to Waynesville, we noticed our odometer changing to 60,000. Our rig is a 2003 and 60,000 is pretty good, I think. We have put a little less than 8,000 miles on her, including driving her back home from Nacadoches, TX where we purchased her last year. And we still love climbing those few steps into our home.
We left Pigeon Forge at 10:30 and arrived at Creekside Farm RV in Waynesville at 12:30. It was a really good drive, even in a couple of drizzles, through two tunnels and construction traffic. We were escorted to our pullthru site, put on the brakes and turned off the key. It took a few minutes to level, hook up to power and water and jump out the door (into 77 degree weather) for our walk to lunch. I ran back in to get my sweatshirt. We had eaten at GiGi's in April when we were here on our way to Pigeon Forge, and we loved it. It's a walk up the driveway and here's Gary waiting for me to catch up.
All handmade sandwiches and drinks, for about $5 a pop. Good deal. It's actually a trailer with the porch built on, and you share picnic tables. Fun.
Then we took a walk around. Back in April, there was hardly anyone here. Today there is a Good Sam Rally from Florida with about 20 rigs. There are plenty of other rigs, too. We stopped and talked with a couple and their grandson for a while, then continued home. This campground is a good stopping place for us, but I would not stay here more than two days. There are nice spots along the river under trees, but it's too congested for us. Here's a picture of us in a double site - we are taking up two sites, but they knew that.
We hit the sack early, but we don't have to leave early tomorrow, which is nice. Onwards...