Cross Hill, Sc Lakewood Greenwood Rv Resort (high 94, low 73)
It’s getting warm here and since we’re on the top of a hill with no shade, it might be time to get out of dodge and head north to the Georgia mountains.
We had intended on leaving today, but we couldn’t find a place to go that didn’t involve driving the motor home up into the mountains. We were looking for a nice campground with easy access, and big sites that was at the foothills with lower elevations. I figured we could then take the truck up into the mountains for a day trip, and leave the motor home tucked safely at a lower elevation. Less nerve wracking for me.
I know, I know…..you are all thinking what a wuss I am. Al recently told me I needed to “ grow a pair”.
We have had very little experience in mountain driving, since we’re Floridians and we don’t even have hills. It’s not that I’m worried the coach will make it up the steep grades, but I don’t like those windy, curvy roads with nothing but a big drop off on the sides. We’re also not fond of those steep descents back down the mountains, but we’re feeling better about that since we’re learning how how to use our exhaust brake. Any tips are always appreciated!
I have a fear of accidently getting on a road that is not meant for big rigs, so I am going over the GPS and Streets and Trips maps to try to avoid that. We also have a truckers atlas, but of course it never quite matches up with the Garmin Truckers Dezl GPS and the Streets and Trips programs.
Between the weather and mountain driving, I really am such a worrier. Al wants to put me on a daily dose of Valium!
Speaking of weather, Monday turned out to be another day of of thunderstorms and another tornado watch. Not my favorite way to spend the day, but it turned out we had very little rain and the wind wasn’t bad. I survived another day!
We haven’t been doing much, just a little laundry, and a trip into town for a few groceries, and of course we’re making sure to get to the hot tub for happy hour. We ended up deflating and storing the kayaks without even using them. Once the tornado watch went out the second time, we decided they would be safer stored away.
Mr. Baxter did get to go outside on his leash the other night. He normally goes out in his stroller, but it was buried in the back of the truck, so he got a treat and got to go for a short walk on his leash. We don’t normally like his feet touching the ground because the fleas absolutely love him. We are constantly battling fleas which apparently get in on our clothes.
The red thing is his harness but we call it his “dress”. He wouldn’t sit still for a minute, so he didn’t get to stay out very long. It was pitch dark, and I was afraid he would slip out of his harness and run off.
That’s an ugly picture of Al, but Baxter looks cute, so he said I could post it.
As I type this, Al is busy making our morning green smoothie. Baxter is eating bok choy, spinach, and dandelion greens. He’s quite the vegetarian, isn’t he?
Al and I are about 11 months into our mostly vegan way of eating. He has lost 24 pounds and I’ve lost 22. It’s been a little up and down, but we got a pleasant surprise yesterday when we weighed ourselves. Of course, after that we went to Ryans Buffet and ate way too much! We won’t be getting on the scales today.
Tomorrow, we are either heading to Dillard, Blairsville, or Cleveland Georgia. We are deciding on which campground we can get to the easiest and with less stress! Wish us luck! Any campground suggestions?