We followed steep winding roads to the top of a mountain (east Coast style) and visited the views of The Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky.
I can’t really explain traveling with Rose Bushes, but I had just sold the house-what do you think?
Russ and I became friends in Perdido Cove with a lovely couple, Wayne and Linda. They were the center of the night life each evening as a half dozen or more of us gathered together, they had the view of the tug boats and the waterway. Well, when I began to plan our route out of Florida and through Alabama and Tennessee and then into the Smokey Mountains, Wayne said, bring the map to me. He knows all the south, actually. So leaving Chattanooga we did not go to Knoxville, but he wanted us to see a very scenic area in NW Georgia where he and Linda live-Young Harris. He knew of a remarkable campground, isolated a bit but still close to everything. This was in Haiwassee. Well the drive from Chattanooga there was on narrow two lane highways, with plenty of up and down, and then my side of the RV almost over the River was very exciting OMG! Russ knows he should never have me be a passenger on those narrow road trips, as I am sure he will drive us right into the river.
The RV place is beautiful, rolling country grasses and forests and the whole valley has lake and river winding through it. I think it might be the prettiest place I have ever been. In Haiwassee the campground was River’s Bend. Creek was stocked with trout and place was landscaped beautifully.
For some reason I keep forgetting to say anything about the Southern accents. They all don’t come across the same. The order of words, the level of education, the country or city they live in-absolutely delightful. What I have enjoyed is that I don’t try to imitate anyone, but in my head I play back something someone said and I realize I am remembering it with the accent.
Linda and Wayne live on top of one of the Hills and have a scrumptious house and huge lawns. They entertained us for the first evening in her country creative porch room they enclosed. Oh, the views!!! They also belong to a Resort with pool both indoor and outdoor. Linda took me to swim and have lunch by the pool. I can’t believe they are members of this magnificent spot. What an incredible afternoon she gave me. Girl talk endlessly!
This view from Linda and Wayne’s family room views the mountain.
These two are the porch-very informal compared to the rest of the home. They enclosed it, and it is perfect for family.
One of the views of the resort where Linda and I swam.
Resort fireplace and great room.
more of the resort
views from resort terrace
Russ with our friend Linda.
You know who!!
The area around the RV place.
Vintage Trailers was a real treat to us. Not only was River’s Bend in Georgia absolutely a perfect country landscape but then the Vintage Trailers arrive. I got a card from one of the group to learn a bit and then I took photos. It’s a bit like collecting antiques or more like refurbishing the old cars. Their owners proudly fix them up and add a lot of personality to the campgrounds. They gather in clubs across the US and have weekends together. I would probably not fit in the single bed-and I notice that many bring nice tents along. One wife said her husband gets the van! I went online to check it out and there are all kinds of groups-some are referred to as “tin cans”. But there’s apparently a large group out there. You can double click picures to see full size.