We left Skyline Drive on friday am and headed for a free nite(courtesy parking /airstream members only) at Paul Waddell's (Virginia, Paul, and Mary Kim) home. We got settled in and Carol made supper of Spagetti/meatballs and salad. Just relaxing and shootin' the breeze. Paul has a balloon trip on sat am ...I am getting up!!
One of Paul's Airstreams....
Paul didn't fly today because of high winds..but Bob did take off..we watch them lift off..
It is amazing what you see roaming the highways at 7am in Virginia....They don't bite? After returning home at Waddells, we packed up and left for Penna. arriving home at 4 pm..What a Week!!! 1,200 miles and beautiful leaves everywhere.... Now to practice my Banjo (hee..hee..)See you later...
Here it is wed,Oct 27, We arrived at Skyline Drive,Va. The leaves are in full color and it is beautiful all along the drive. We decided to stay on the drive for 3 days and camp at Big Meadows and drive from there for one day excursions.
The rocks are a great back drop for the mountains.
Here is the turn off for the camp. we are in site 104 for 2 nights. Boon docking only..which means ..no electric..No water..No Sewer. But I have a tank full of water and an empty sewer tank and I also have a generator for recharging the batteries. We have a nice site along the road and can see everyone coming and leaving. I run the generator about 2 hours a day to recharge..no running after 9pm. But thats OK, our batteries carry us thru till morning. Carol and I play 500 Rummy each night till 9/10 pm. I won 5 out of 6 games(hee hee). Carol makes a big breakfast in the morning..then off to tour the drive. We see deer along the way too. We saw a coyote when we were leaving friday am. I also saw a 9 point buck..wow he was a big one!!
An Antique Tractor and road grater in a front yard..way back in the sticks(woods).
This house is totaled air conditioned...I took over 200 pictures tha last 2 days of old barns and houses in the mountains of Virginia. I guess they don't have paint here, but the buildings make great art exhibits. I drove about 150 miles ..all back roads, on some I think I heard Banjos playing!!!
Most people had every truck and car they ever owned still in their yard.
Here is a farm house left abandon..what a shame, lots of farmland around this homestead.
On Monday we took a 100 mile drive thru the mountains on back roads. We past many old homesteads, some liveable some just left go!! Way back a lonely road we came across this waterfall, what a perfect setting.
Here is Tom Cook and his wife Carol & her son Andrew. We had dinner at their house on monday night. What a good time with fellow airstreamers. This Club is the Greatest way to meet friends and keep in contact with them. I met Tom 3 years ago in 2007 at the Sarasota Rally in Florida and kept in touch all this time until till we met again..Ain't friends neat!! In airstreamin' you meet people from all over the USA and can drop in when in their backyard. Thanks Tom and Carol for a special supper.
A fellow airstreamer, Tom Cook, Showed up sunday noon & we had a light lunch. Then we went to Floyds' Store for the sunday afternoon Jam. Tom plays the Bass Fiddle and was loaned this one from the floor to play for a couple songs. The owner was impress with Tom"s music playing with his Bass. He thanked Tom for playing. There were at least a dozen locals playing today.
Here is the circle of players. A donation jar was placed for donations for a local children's music class. We watched for over an hour then left.