Monday, August 1, 2011

Mammoth Cave Caravan, May 3rd

May 3rd, about 10am, we pulled out and continued on our drive. By way, for this portion of the journey we are down to 8 of us. The other 5 had to continue home, or onto other adventures.

Today was a short driving day, less than 100 miles and the drive honestly was not fun. It was through downtown Knoxville (in an effort to avoid the interstate). It wasn't even an interesting downtown, just your basic redlight every 100 yards.

This was about the only interesting thing I saw:

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We arrived at Cumberland Gap National Park visitor center with a huge threat of rain nearby:

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We went inside to check on our campsites and learned that there was another large group at the campground, and that if we wanted electric sites, we needed to get on over. (This was the only campground in our trip that didn't take reservations).

So we all scooted on over to the campground, found our sites and got set up. This is the Wilderness Road Campground in Lee County, Virginia (part of Cumberland Gap National Park) only $17.50 a night for electric.

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This was the view out my camper window:

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After setting up, the rains came down. We had to go back to the visitor center in the rain to pay for our campsite (if you didn't have cash)

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Wandered around there, and settled into the camper for the night with a good book and the radio. I decided to have a couple of pop tarts and a tuna lunch kit for dinner. The cold and the rain and the stressful drive did me in.

More coming soon.

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