Although we had an October trip planned to Bradenton, Florida for the Gathering with John and Kathy Huggins we decided that since we had just returned from Florida plus with Jerry’s broken ribs we’d forego the Gathering this year. Instead we decided to take a short trip north through Louisa, Virginia to visit some presidential homes and then on to Gettysburg and Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.
Needless to say I have spent many hours planning this trip trying to find the best route, the best affordable campground – you know – the usual things. We were also planning to go further north too but I just couldn’t find any place to stay. That part of the country starts closing down on Columbus Day which this year is October 10, the day we are scheduled to leave. Instead I decided to leave the Jim Thorpe area and go down through the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia so began looking for routes that would take us close to some pretty scenery with good hiking trails. Although we will have our bikes I doubt we’ll do much riding in the mountains – if Jerry is able to ride at all!
Whoa – have you heard about Hurricane Matthew? Well, we live on the coast in Eastern North Carolina so we are carefully watching the news for updates and it looks like our trip may, if not be canceled, at least be cut short. Pennsylvania may have to wait for another time.
Stay tuned – I’ll let you know – and please pray for safety for those in the path of this Category 4 hurricane.