Saturday, August 27, 2016

Full Day

We had a full day yesterday. After our slow getting up having breakfast and doing our computer things it was time to get ready for the day.  The first thing was to go to the Laundromat to get the clothes washed.
Washing the clothes was not a problem it was when we loaded one of the dryers putting the money in and starting the dryer. The door would come open so with a little thinking I used a couple of the hangers to hold the door closed.  Folks there always a cure for the problem all you have to do is find the cure.  Sometimes its easy and sometimes its hard.
After doing the laundry it was a stop at the Walmart fuel station to fill up the car. I had a couple of left over Walmart gift cards so I used them to fill up and still had $1.08 left over. Not bad and glad to get rid of one of the cards.
Next stop was to get something to eat the choice was Pelancho's Mexican Restaurant.
Nancy had the Chicken Burrito with rice, refried beans and salad.
I had steak with cheese poured over top of it refried beans and rice that tasted so good. But was a little much for me that I had some left over to bring home.
Ok next stop was at the Save A Lot where Nancy said she wanted to get cabbage that was on sale for 39 cents a pound.
Next stop was to AutoZone for a switch to replace the one that went bad for the pump in the motorhome.
Then it was back to Walmart to get some groceries and Nancy had a few other things she needed.
After a couple of hours in Walmart it was for our last stop which was Kroger's for some ice cream that we like in the that is $1.00 a pint with the Kroger card.
Nancy likes the Orange Sherbet and I like the Jammed ice cream with the Butter Finger candy in it.
It was 7:30pm by the time we got back home unloaded the clean clothes, groceries and putting all of it away.  I tell you both of us were pretty well wore out.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 


Friday, August 26, 2016

Cumberland Gap


First I have a couple of pics from the restaurant where we had dinner Sunday.  I had the pics coming to my drop box and they just came through yesterday.
This is about the Wood Booger and where the name of the restaurant came from. Click the
photo to enlarge it.
This is what Nancy had, a large chicken breast with two large portion sides.
This is my large portion of the Cajun Chicken and pastas.  That there is not a flat plate it is one of those deep dishes.
With that out of the way on to yesterday.  After getting ready, hooking the car to the motorhome pulling around to the dump station emptying the tanks we were on our way around 1:30.  On our way down the hill that is.  I took extra care coming down the hill on the narrow road which took another 40 minutes.
You can tell that you are in coal country when you see a covered belt line going across the road.
After passing a few barns and farmland we thought we had better get us a bite to eat.  So I pulled over at the next wide spot that I came to, Nancy fixed us a sandwich and some chips that tasted mighty good.  After that we were on down the road.
Passing a few more farms on the way.
We soon arrived at the Wilderness Road Campground in the Cumberland Gap National Park.
I had not made any reservations so this was a hit or miss but coming in on a Thursday I thought the changes were good.  I was really surprised when the host said they have a few open spots and that they have been pretty full all summer.  After checking out the sites tat were open I found a nice one that had an open to the skies for my satellite dish. So all is good here with some local tv stations and the satellite dish, also a fair, just a fair signal for the Verizon Hot Spot that we can get on the internet.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

 
 
 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Last day here


I think I failed to post a few pics of the Bark Camp Campground area.  After getting off the narrow asphalt roads upon intering the campground the roads are graveled.
I did find an open site large enough for the motorhome.

I drove the 1/2 mile around so Nancy and I could see what the small lake looked like.  We walked a little bit and saw there was several people fishing.
This place is kinda hard getting to, but after being here for a few days it was nice.
Today will be our last day here and tomorrow we will move on down the road and hope we find a spot for our motorhome.  I don't like to make reservations because most of the time I may not go in the direction that I start out to go. Also there may be something we see on the way that we will want to stay a day or two.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wood Booger

Sunday we went to Norton to eat out at a restaurant and do some grocery shopping.
We drove through town looking for a place to eat we saw a Mexican Restaurant but since we ate at a Mexican place only a couple of days ago we thought about eating something different. Then there was an Italian Place which we like Italian food but not at this time. Driving on down the street we saw a restaurant called "Woodbooger's Grill with a small crowd going in and coming out. I said that must be a good place to eat!  A restaurant that has people going in and coming out must be a fair price or good food or maybe both. We went in to eat and the place was nice and clean with people sitting around eating and look to be enjoying their food. Getting the menu and looking it over it was fair priced indeed. Nancy and the  Mesquite Grilled Chicken Fillet with baked beans and cole slaw.  I had the Cajun Chicken with Pasta. Both of us agreed the food was very good and we chose the right place to eat.
The restaurant was named after the legendary Norton, Virginia Wood Booger that is suppose to be in this part of the country. It is like the Sasquatch or Bigfoot that is often talked about else where.
After our dinner we went to Ingle's to buy our groceries and the we came home.
Yesterday was just doing a few chores around and in the motorhome but relaxing mostly.
A very nice day indeed and keeping an eye out for "The Wood Booger".
Norton, Virginia's famous Wood Booger. 

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bark Camp

Saturday getting up and ready we were ready to go to Princeton to visit Nancy's sister Callie.
I parked at the Kroger store unhitched the car so we could drive it to Callie's house where we picked her up and went out to eat.
We chose to eat a Mexican meal and the food was very good and thank you Callie for picking up the tab.
We were close to the Walmart so I asked Callie if she needed to get anything while we were there which she did.  After her and Nancy bought a few things it was back to Callie's house for a short visit that was about total 3 hours it was time to get back on the road.
Soon we were on Alt 58 route in Virginia where the roads are twisting and turning up and down hills.
There are also very wide sections between the hills for some level farm land.
Yeah a bunch of hills.
We got to Coeburn, Virginia and stopped at a Walmart for the night.
Yesterday after getting ready I filled up the motorhome with fuel at $1.84 using a Walmart gift card that included a .03 discount.
Just look at the size of that one. The scene changed from hills to mountains.
With it raining on and off all day I soon came to the place I wanted to stay for a few days.
Now let me tell you some of these places are out of the way in National Forest Campgrounds.
This one is the Bark Camp Recreation Area Campground in the Jefferson National forest.
After getting off the main road it was up, up way up and along the ridge of the mountain then down, down the mountain to the campground.
Added to the narrow road with all the rain it started getting foggy. But we did make it and got a site to park in and Nancy was glad to be off the narrow road.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


 



Friday, August 19, 2016

Tamarack overnight

Sherry and Mark came out to Charles Fork Lake to see us off and Sherry helped me hook the car on back of the motorhome, it was near 1:30 by the time we were on the road.
Traveling the two lane roads we began seeing the barns again. I never get tired of looking at those old barns.
Every so often you see something a little different or maybe something you have not seen before.
Coming off the two lane road we were on route 19 going south crossing route 60 that you can take to a couple of state parks. We have been to both of the pictured parks and Babcock State Park with the grist mill that has the mill run by a large water wheel is the most photographed. I have seen a photo of the grit mill in different states we have visited.
The route takes you over the famous New River Gorge Bridge. We have been over, under and around this bridge.
Here we are going over the bridge that is usually 4 lanes but is only 2 lanes now due to Labor Day coming up. They will have hundreds of vendors on the bridge and also on each side because Labor Day will be jump day off the bridge.
Taking our time and stopping at Walmart we spent the night at the Tamarack in Beckley, West Virginia. Tamarack is upon the hill away from the Truck  Plaza with special parking for RV's that allow overnight parking.
There was five others besides us for the night.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.





Thursday, August 18, 2016

That time again

We visited again with Mark and Sherry yesterday.
Mark went out and bought some things to fix sub sandwiches that were very good.
Nancy and I have did this many times we like to fix them exactly like we want them.  With the right amount of several different kinds of meat plus the extra's added on top of that.  Mark had also bought macaroni and potato salad that put the touch of taste that the sandwiches needed.
When it was time for Mark and Sherry to go to Wednesday evening bible study at the church Nancy and I said our good byes and came home. Nancy wasn't feeling well all day.
After five days here at Charles Lake Campground visiting with Mark and Sherry it is time to crank up the motorhome and move on down the road.
We have enjoyed our time here very much with Mark and Sherry and are so glad that they are happy with their new house and church. They also like the town of Spencer.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.