Heading South for the Winter… Again!

Well, we have started our journey South for the Winter.  This will be our second year out of the cold.  We are still on the East Coast so Florida is the destination.

We are taking a different route than last year, this year we stopped at Skyline Ranch in Front Royal, VA as our first stop.  Skyline is at the entrance to the Skyline Parkway.  This is a membership park that is part of RPI which we got as part of our Thousand Trails Elite Connection membership.  Cost of our 2 night stay is a whole $20.

Getting to the campground was a real trip.  It seems that the address for the GPS was, well different than the real address.  GPS took us off roading in a 39 ft 30,000 lb motor home.  As we traveled down this narrow dirt road, Daisy kept saying, “This isn’t right!”  Of course being a man, I had no problem with the ride.  We ended up after a few miles back on hardtop road and by dumb luck found the campground.  We checked the route that the GPS wants us to take tomorrow and again, it has lost it mind!  Maybe it is time to update the database.

The park is pretty nice.  Pool appears to still be open.  They have a nice cafe, chapel, adult lounge and playground.  You can tell it is end of the season as the store was minimal.  Speed limit is strictly enforced as is check out time.

When we checked in we were assigned a lot.  After some maneuvering, we started set up.  First was the electric, water and sewer.  Since we haven’t had sewer hook up for about a week, I took time to dump as soon as I hooked up.  While it was flushing, I did the electric.  First problem… voltage was high (138 volts on both legs of our 50 AMP service).  Our EMS would not power up due to the high voltage.  Quick trip to the office and I found out that this sight always has a problem.  Glad I had the EMS, could have damaged something and been really pissed!  They had us change sights.  So packed back up and moved to 121.  Electric was fine there.

On our one day to sight see we drove the Skyline Parkway, in the fog and rain.  40 some miles and at best we could see about 100 yards.  At times visibility was down to maybe 30 feet.  We only stayed on the parkway for about 40 miles, but was a relaxing ride.  Had lunch in Front Royal before heading back to the campground.

Tomorrow we head to NC and will be staying at Gaston Lake (a Thousand Trails park) for two weeks, before heading to Myrtle Beach and dropping off my Mother-in-Law.  Yes, I am up for Son-in-Law of the Year award again 🙂

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