Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Interstate Overnight Park, Christianburg, VA - 215.7 miles, 710.8 for the trip.

A wet pack up this morning. It started to rain around 1:00AM, and went from light to moderate throughout the night, morning, and all day today. I started out continuing my "Just Get There" approach rather than my usual "Red Roads" & exploring for the trip, but after a few miles being passed by trucks & riding in their spray on I 81, I decided to head for the slower, but more comfortable US 11. Of course my GPS took me on a ride through much of rural Virginia, including a 50 mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. While the views are impressive (at least what I remember from the last time I was on it) today was mostly fog. In fact, so foggy that much of the drive was at 30 MPH, or less. I did stop to take a photo of the trailer in the fog.  Today's campsite photo  and one of the "view" along the parkway at today's LakeshoreImages page.

I planned to stay at the New River Junction campground, however it wasn't open. I know, I know, I should have called to check first, but I usually just show up. It works most of the time.

Tried the next campground down the road the Matilda (my GPS) found, and that was a abandoned summer only location. I got turned around (very thankful for a small trailer) and headed back to civilization. While I could have kept going, I decided to stop for the night at the Interstate Overnight Park, Site 11. This place is exactly what the name implies - just off I81, noisy, no bathrooms, and slid your $30.00 through the slot in the door. At least it has full hookups, although I only connected power & water. Basically a dump that I don't recommend to anyone unless you are really tired of driving.

Dinner was chili.

Until next time -

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