This was a travel day for us. We left out of the campground in Spartanburg SC around 9:30 AM for the 75 mile trip to Marion NC for the RV Dreams Reunion Rally. Although the trip was only 75 miles, it took us almost two hours since we were going up and down the Blue Ridge Mountains. There were grades of 6 and 7% along the way with designated truck lanes and runaway exits. I fell in line with trucks in the right lane and used the exhaust brake to slow us down when we were going downhill. In some places along I-26 and I-40 the speed limit for trucks was 35 miles an hour and the trucks had to pull over and have their brakes checked before starting down the hill. The Duchess did great on both the uphill and downhill sections of the trip. The diesel engine and the exhaust brake make all the difference in this type of driving.
We arrived at the Tom Johnson Camping Center in Marion NC around 11:30 AM and were assigned one of the sites in the group camping area. There were a number of rigs that arrived today and we ended being next to Fred and Bonnie Lee who we had met at the RV Dreams Rally in Indiana last September. We spend some time visiting with the Lees before taken off eat lunch (or linner) and do some grocery shopping. The evening was spent visiting with other campers here around a campfire.
|Nice pull through site|
|The Duchess all hooked & ready to join the Reunion Rally|
|Tom Johnson Camping Center|
|View down our "street"|