Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Yup. It’s Been Awhile

When we last checked in, we were in Michigan and headed to North Carolina. We retired out of North Carolina and return every year for doctor and dental visits, annual mammogram etc. The trip was long and uneventful. We arrived at the NC Fairgrounds in Raleigh and took up residency for 2 weeks. No pictures. When you return to “home” there isn’t much you think to take a picture of :)

We spent those 2 weeks at appointments, doing some Craigslist buying and selling, stocking up at Costco and in Rick’s case, having a crown and an on-lay prepped.

Because it takes 3 weeks for dental lab work to be completed, we took off for the NC Mountains for a break in between appointments.

We are staying at Lake Powhatan Recreation Area in Asheville, NC. This is a beautiful park, heavily wooded, and just outside Asheville. Our site is totally shaded, creating a cozy area but a disaster if you’re trying to get satellite reception on Premiere Week! We have spent the last 4 years using our crank-up antenna only. This past summer we broke down and got Direct TV and when we can’t get a signal, it’s a disappointment. But wait! We still have our crank up antenna! We’ll get something. For us, it is PBS and ABC. Unfortunately, the shows we were most looking forward to were on CBS :) Oh well. Reruns will happen :)

In the meantime, we are also Internet challenged…but workable. If we connect our Jetpack to our Sleek Booster, we can boost our signal from 1 bar 1X to 3 bars 3G. That may not sound like much, but it’s awesome compared to 2 weeks of NOTHING :) So, this post is picture-less :)

We’ve hiked the park and surrounding area. We’ve walked the Asheville Urban Trail and spent time at the Visitor’s Center planning further excursions.

We’ve eaten at a wonderful restaurant downtown, Salsa’s. We highly recommend it! In fact, I’m pretty sure we will try it again…soon :)

We have plans for some hiking, some kayaking and some fishing…oh, and some micro-brewery tasting :)

Stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by.Turtle

15 comments:

  1. Gee, I hope you don't get bored. :-)

    Have fun... and good luck at the dentist Rick.

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  2. Lake Powhaton sure must be a lot more fun than the Doctor and Dentist office;o))
    Seems like there is a lot to do in that area!!! Are the leave beginning to change?!?!

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  3. Wondered what happened to you. We are headed just north of you for those same medical/dental/vision reasons. Get away sounds like a great idea. Might try to do one mid stay too. Keep on having fun. Well except for the dentist.

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  4. We're pretty high and I worry about untrimmed trees but that sounds like a nice place to park.

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  5. Thanks for posting we were wondering where you might be. We're not getting to NC this year. Have fun inbetween appointments.

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  6. We have never been to Lake Powhatan, we need to visit that part of the Asheville area.

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  7. Gail, I can relate to the no DirecTV! We have not been able to get set up since leaving on a month-long RV vacation in July. We now believe something is wrong with our dish, but we have no address to have someone come by and check it out. We will finish ths stint of gate guarding on 9/30 and be at Village Creek SP in Lumberton, TX (just north of I-10 and Beaumont) on 10/1 for 3 months as part hosts. Hopefullly, we can get the DirecTV resolved! In the meantime, with our antenna, we have local Fox and old movies and lots of old shows. At least "Bones" premier on Thursday is on Fox! We missed all the last of our shows and, now. are missing all the new ones, too. At least y'all can get out to hike and see stuff, but we are kind of stuck. Have fun!

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  8. We will have to try that park next Spring. I know what you mean about not taking pictures when you visit the old home place. We just left our family visits and now we are enjoying Cedar Point for a week. They close for 5 months to do a major remake.
    Syl

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  9. Interesting to hear your Sleek Booster gives you that much of a bump - that's pretty darned good.

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  10. Maybe a chainsaw is in your future? Can't miss all those new TV shows! ;c)

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  11. Yeah, not much picture taking here, except when I get over to the ocean. Can't help taking pictures there :) Good to get those doc visits outta the way.

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  12. Sounds like you got a lot done and had a fun time doing it!

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  13. Beautiful area, just got a booster nice to hear they work so well.

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