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A Wet Week-end in Raleigh

We left Kinston on Friday headed to Raleigh for the week-end. We were staying at the State Fair Grounds again but this time we were staying up on the hill. That is quite different especially at this time of the year. Many of the State Fair workers are staying there some in trailers that appear to hold 6 to 8 small rooms. I think I’d be a bit claustrophobic to say the least.

Friday night Jerry and I rode over to the South Point Mall in the continuing search for some boots for me. While there it began to rain quite hard so we headed back to the campground.

Saturday dawned nice and pretty. Becky and Billy came over and we cooked out before the game. Jerry had put the baked potatoes in the oven and somehow we must have forgotten how to use the convection oven because I suddenly began to realize that something was burning – yes, the potatoes. We ate potato chips!

Headed on over to the game even though the weather was threatening. As the game progressed the weather continued to deteriorate and then suddenly they announced that they were evacuating the stadium. We though since we were under the ledge and out of the rain we’d stay. No, they sent us on our way so we assumed we’d be staying out on the concourse. No, they were sending everyone out to their cars. Becky tried to go in a bathroom and they wouldn’t even allow that! We got to the car as quickly as possible and then headed to the rig. Jerry and Billy listened to the rest of the game on the radio!

Fortunately Sunday morning was nice so it didn’t take us long to get on the way with the ultimate goal of Kentucky. We had a nice drive from Raleigh to Blountville, Tennessee just outside of Kingsport. The campground, Rocky Top Campground & RV Park is nice with some permanent residents and some transients – like us! It’s not far from the Interstate but the little road in is a little tight, easily navigable though. It is a little “hilly” though and will be a challenge for our morning walk. After we checked in a gentleman with a golf cart led us to our site and stayed there until we were set up. Sandy and Landy are right next door to us so after we all got set up we sat outside and chatted for a while.

Came in and had dinner and then turned in for the night.


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