|Site 19, Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista, VA|
Most of today's drive was on I 81. I tried the GPS set for no highways, and it added 80 miles & 2 hours to the trip. The problem is parts of US 11 are on I 81, and the GPS insists on finding a way around those sections. Eventually, for the last 60 miles, I managed to follow US 11.
I'm in site 19 of the Glen Maury Park, a city park that has two sections, one open lawn & the other at the top of a hill. I chose the top area even though the sites are full hookup & $3.00 more expensive. The full hookup price with a $1.00 senior discount would have been $32.09. Unfortunately, after setting up I headed for the bathroom (having it near for a shower was the reason I chose the upper campground) and it was locked.
I drove back to the campground office to pay for the site, asked about the bathroom, and it seems someone trashed the Men's side & it hasn't been fixed yet. The office staff felt bad that I set up just to use the bathroom, so they offered to charge me the tent rate - I paid $24.49 for the site. Looks a lot like yesterday's campground - gravel sites that are quite uneven, although site 19 is better than most & is paved. Unusually placed utilities, and I didn't hook up to the sewer - it was filled with leaves. Overall, an older campground, but fine for overnight, particularly the lower section which is easy in/out (although near the railroad tracks). After paying for the site I headed to Kenny's, a fast food stop for a chicken sandwich & fries for lunch.
It is hot - outside temperature at 2:00 was 87°F & 92°F on my remote thermometer under the propane cover. This is the first time since the fall that I used the air conditioner. I ran it to cool the trailer, but spent the afternoon sitting outside in the shade of the awning. I've just about finished reading my P. D. James novel.
Since I had a late lunch, dinner will be cracker & cheese.
Until next time -