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Leaving Fancy Gap and Headed to Asheville, NC

The weather last night was almost perfect, a little cool but great to be sitting outside. Jerry grilled hamburgers and we ate outside at the picnic table. Later some people Jerry had met earlier (while I dealt with the ice cream disaster) came down and shared our ice cream with us. They are David and Kathy from Glouchester, Va. We had a lovely evening just sitting around chatting and smelling the roasting marshmellows from neighboring campers. As usual we all exchanged camping stories! We were outside until 9:30, then came in and shortly off to bed as we have a long day of travel ahead. Interestingly enough Gypsy says we only have 132 miles to go while the RV GPS says 180. We’ll see I guess.

Because the campground (Fancy Gap,Blue Ridge KOA) was so nice and the weather so incredibly beautiful we debated staying another night in Fancy Gap but decided to go on to Fletcher today so it’s off to the Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show watching stunning Saddlebreds and Friesians for a week.

We didn’t leave until 9:30 but Jerry got all of the tanks emptied and flushed out and then we had to put the car on the dolly. I was afraid that would be a little dicey because I didn’t have much room to back up given that we were on a “hill” with a drop off behind me. It took three attempts but nothing dangerous, just had to get the car headed to the ramps straight.

Today has been a good day for traveling as it was a bit overcast at first. Sunny later. Finding gas is proving to be difficult as there are no Pilot or Flying J and after our last fiasco with Hess we’re a little hesitant to pull in just anywhere. We finally pulled off and ended up circling a Hess. Although it was also a trucker Hess the only pump we could access was empty so we got back on I-77 and headed on. Turned off at Hickory and after a couple of u-turns we finally found a Hess that we could get in and out of and gas was $245.9. It was an extremely slow running pump though!

We finally arrived at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center in Fletcher shortly after lunch. Got everything hooked up and then discovered that there is no longer any Internet access “down the hill” where we all are staying so no more updates of our trip. Fancy Gap was so much fun and I’m sure the show will be plus our sweet granddaughter Emma will be joining us on Tuesday! We’ll leave Sunday week and spend a couple of days in Clemmons at Tanglewood Park visiting with our children and then on to Kinston – What a way to end a trip.

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