We are currently back in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) but only for this week. We leave on Sunday for the NC Coast for a couple weeks before beginning our northern trek to New England.
We took a full week to get here from Tennessee and I’m glad we did. We found 2 very nice campgrounds in the process. The first, Creekwood Farm RV Park, Waynesville, was close to Maggie Valley in the NC Mountains and a gem.
Family run, the grounds were beautiful and immaculate.
All sites were FHU with Cable TV
The views weren’t too shabby either :)
Had we known how nice this park was going to be, we would have planned our trip differently. As it was, we spent one night but we will definitely be back and plan to stay much longer. An added bonus, they accept Passport America for 3 nights, so that makes it an even better value.
The second park we really liked was Warrior Creek COE Park by Wilkesboro, NC. Also in the mountains, this park is beautiful in a forest-like setting.
It would be a great spot to spend a week or 2, especially if you were looking for peace and quiet. It was very quiet…even on the weekend.
We chose this campground as an easy spot to meet up with friends, Bruce and Laura, for the weekend. They arrived late Friday afternoon and after welcome hugs, we left them to get all setup without interruption :) Once that was accomplished, we sat around and caught up on each other’s lives.
Saturday morning dawned partly cloudy but with fingers crossed, we took off on a nice hike through the campground. We stuck to the asphalt; the trails were really muddy from all the rain in recent days. Here is their dog, Clem, greeting a couple other campers. It was pretty cute :)
Saturday afternoon, we did a little wine-ing. There are several wineries throughout the area and we chose a couple to visit. One we had visited before and one we had not.
The first, Windsor Run Winery, had changed hands and names a couple years ago. It used to be called Buck Shoals Winery and when Laura mentioned that, they asked if we would be interested in a dry red table wine they were clearing out under the Buck Shoals label. They offered it to us at a price no one could turn down :) We each bought a case, then enjoyed a bottle of it on their deck to check out our impulse purchase. That turned out to be a good move and we each bought another case :) We did REAL good :)
The second winery, Shadow Springs, was right down the road from Windsor Run and has a really nice tasting room. We enjoyed a glass on the back patio after our tasting. The sun had come out and it was the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
We finished our day at the Mason Jar Grill with barbeque, burgers and ribs. Yum!
We went our separate ways on Sunday knowing we’d see each other “down the road”. There is nothing better than spending time with good friends.
Granddaughter Maggie drew me a picture when we were in TN. It was drawn on note paper that said “The best things in life are not things”. I couldn’t agree more!
Thanks for stopping by.