Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Day 263, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, VA, Day 2

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, VA, Day 2 - 0 Miles, 7,160.5 Towing Miles For the Trip

Another wet & dreary night & day. While it never rained hard, it never cleared, with a light drizzle almost constantly. After doing some forum & journal reading, I decided to put together a Death Valley page. I usually do individual pages for state & national parks, museums, etc that I visit that I've taken enough photos to make it worth it, but for some reason I didn't have one for Death Valley National Park. It might be because the WiFi/Cell coverage is poor at the park, so while I did post the daily journal when there, I didn't take the time to do a separate page. In any case, there is one now. I probably should take a look through my daily journals to see what else I've missed!

I went for a short walk, then drove to the near by Walmart for a couple of gallons of water & new laundry baskets. While the main part of the baskets last forever, the handles don't. Once they break the clips that hold them on, they keep falling off. The plastic under them is not tough enough to deal with the weight of a full basket, so eventually, they need to be replaced. I figure I can deal with it once a year. There are other baskets, but I also use these to store supplies in the back seat of the truck, and they fit perfectly. I use a laundry bag in the trailer, then dump it into a basket when I'm heading to a laundromat.

On the way back to the campground I passed a Chinese restaurant, and decided a late buffet lunch would do the trick. Most of the food was pretty good - I went through two plates full. I do love the Cream Cheese Wontons!

So, dinner will likely be cheese & crackers or something light.

Until Tomorrow -


  1. Why is the park called Hungry Mother State Park?

  2. A gruesome story - A young girl was found wandering in the area. Her family had been attacked by Indians, and all she could say was Hungry Mother. They found her mother too late...