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Tuesday, 4/19/11: Travel day, Sevierville to Fort Chiswell

Today was a typical travel day, and we got another "early" start.  I wanted to go fuel up the truck before hitching up, and Terri wanted me to mail a few things for her.  I wasted about 30-45 minutes looking for the post office.  I was probably close but never did find it.  So after finally fueling up the truck, I just stopped at the campground office and mailed them there.  When I got back, Rick and Gail were just about ready to leave, so I went and said goodbye to them. 
Rick & Gail
Sherry stopped by and said goodbye on her way out.  She was driving the Accord, and David was driving the motorhome.  They didn't have far to go, and she doesn't like riding in their motorhome on the mountain roads.  Syl stopped by just before we were ready to leave to take our picture, and then Howard stopped in for a moment to say goodbye.  In addition to the valuable information that Howard and Linda provide at their rallies, an added benefit is the friendships made.

We left about 12:12 PM.  We headed back up 66 through all the road construction to I40 east, then I81 north.  About 177 miles and three hours later, we arrived at Fort Chiswell RV Park.  I averaged about nine miles per gallon.  We got there about 3:17 PM.  The trip was uneventful and since we stayed here on the way down, I knew where I was going.  We were assigned to site #2, right along the road where everybody stops to go sign in.  It was a bit hectic, but it didn't really bother us.  After dinner we took a little walk around the park.  It’s a nice little park for a stopover, but the sites are a bit unlevel front to back.  We left the truck hooked up to the trailer so that we could make a quick getaway in the morning.  Severe weather is predicted, so we might stay here another night.  Another benefit of retirement.

1 comment:

  1. Boyd you guys make good time. I feel like a real slooowwww poke. Today we came 107 miles and it took us about 2 hours and 20 minutes although some of that was due to rain. But not much!