Home Away From Home

Misty Mountain Campground in Greenwood, Va

We left home at 7:56 and hit the road for Virginia.  We got as far as Snow Hill and stopped for breakfast!  Jerry went in and bought a ham biscuit for me and some sausage biscuits for him.  While in he got a brief visit with Ilene and Julia Harper.  Then, back on the road.  We drove until we stopped just in Virginia for gas.  Our gas card wouldn’t take but $75 so Jerry had to stop and start since he was filling both the RV and the car.  He put $115 in the RV.  He couldn’t finished filling up the car so he sent me in with the gas card.  They turned the pump on and it took a whole $12 more!  On the road again.  Jerry put some CD’s in and we rode along singing with the Temptations.  We did this last week-end while Emma was at the river and her comment was that we were weird.  Maye we are but we are having a good time!

We arrived at Misty Mountain Campground in Greenwood with no navigational problems a little before 2:00.  Check in was quick and easy and they put us in Site 8.  Fortunately we are not planning to use the bathhouse because it is a long way away!  Hopefully if the weather cools a bit we can go for a walk around the campground and see everything.  There are a lot of campers here and we’re pretty close to each other but it is pull through and we have a small little patio and picnic table.  The sites must be a bit slanted because when level our front tire is not touching the ground.  I suggested that Jerry do something about it but he’s not worried so guess I shouldn’t be.

Since we hadn’t eaten lunch was the first thing on our agenda after we got set up.  We had fresh tomato sandwiches and after cleaning everything up we got on the bed and slept until after 4!  Pretty unusual for me.

I got up and decided that I would check into RVillage.  I had tried earlier on the iPad but couldn’t get it to work so wanted to try on the computer.  Well, I discovered the first thing that we left home – the power cord.  Jerry said he saw it in the chair in the den but didn’t know that I was taking the computer so he didn’t comment on it.  Not a problem.  Fortunately I have the iPad and the chargers for it!

I tried very quietly to prepare the potato salad for dinner while Jerry was still sleeping.  Don’t think a bear in winter could have slept through all my noise.  I used the nuwave to boil the eggs and yes, it does take the same amount of time but it heats up quickly and the water is boiling in seconds.  It still takes 12 minutes though.  While they were boiling I peeled and cut up the potatoes and then mixed everything together.  At this point the potato salad is made and the gas grill is hooked up.  Now just waiting for a while before we have dinner.  All in all a great day!

BTW – as I sit at the picnic table typing this Jerry is putting chocks under the tires.  Didn’t think he could leave it hanging!

It was so hot that we decided to come back inside.  We read for a while and then continued with dinner preparations.  I put the butter beans in the pot and didn’t know the pepper flowed quite so freely.  Needless to say the butter beans were a little spicy.  Jerry tried to soak up some of the pepper with paper towels and I tried to spoon it out.  Even though we got a lot out they were still a little HOT!  We ate them but didn’t save the left overs.  We had 5 pork chops, ate two so will be having pork chops tomorrow night also – without peppered butter beans though.

Cleaned up the dishes and then watched the Ladies 5-gaited class from the Lexington live feed, then we went for a short walk.  Didn’t seem to see much to walk to!  So far not too impressed with this park.  The ratings seem to be good so perhaps there are things we haven’t seen yet.  At this point no comparison to where we stayed in Williamsburg and yes, we’re here for five nights.  Since tomorrow is Sunday I’m wondering if some people may be leaving then.  There is a group across from us that is having a large loud time but as I was falling asleep last night I never heard them.

Read a little and then early to bed and a good nights sleep.

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