Wednesday, January 23, 2019

New Year, New Travel Plans!

Hey, fellow Campers!  Jessie here again!  As the new year unfolds, we've made plans for a handful of camping trips, and we want to keep you apprised of our itinerary so you'll know what sort of "travel tales" to expect.  Here goes: 

  • This coming weekend, we'll spend a little closer to home, at Aiken State Park. It's a fairly secluded state park, primarily known for canoeing on the nearby Edisto River. We won't be getting into the water, though (especially in late-January!). 

  • In February, we'll be taking the Aluminum Falcon up to Camping World of Spartanburg so the folks there can take care of a few bug-a-boos we've discovered, and get it done well in advance of our one-year warranty expiring!

  • While it technically won't be an "RV" trip, we hope to take a day-trip over to Congaree National Park down below Columbia, SC in mid-March.  It is, after all, South Carolina's only National Park, and we sort of feel obligated to patronize it - and of course, we WANT to patronize it! Since it doesn't have RV campsites, we'll let the Falcon save it's "energy" for April...

  • ...when we'll embark on one of our biggest adventures yet! We'll spend the first week of April in St. Augustine, Florida!  We'll stay at an RV resort down there and experience all sorts of local sites, local historical attractions, and local cuisine! 

We'll provide more details as these dates approach, and more stories and pictures after the dates pass!  Stay tuned! 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Campground Review - Asheville West KOA

Asheville West KOA was our "base of operations" for our post-Christmas vacation to the NC mountains, and possibly the only local RV park to NOT end up flooded that oh-so-very rainy week! Despite the weather, and the campground undergoing some fairly extensive renovations while we were there, we were impressed! See our review!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Mission 004 (Part 2) - Biltmore Estate... IN THE RAIN!!!

Our wet-and-wooly post-Christmas vacation in the Asheville, NC region continued with our visit to the fabulous Biltmore Estate!  Of course, our luck with camping weather also continued, as seven inches of rain fell during the eighteen hours leading up to our arrival there, so Smokey's first experience at this beautiful place was far from how it should have been.  Nevertheless, we managed to spend an entire day there, both Living and Learning about the largest private residence in the United States.  See for yourself! 

Keep tabs on us in the coming weeks, too! Later in January, we'll have a video reviewing the Asheville West KOA, where we stayed for this trip, and in February, we'll finally have a "camper tour" video for you, along with a product review or two.  Stay tuned, Happy Campers!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Mission 004 (Part 1) - The North Carolina Mountains!

Sorry we've been delinquent about keeping the blog updated, but Christmas and all the associated hub-bub have kept us from being as thorough as we'd like around here. What little time that wasn't claimed by Holiday responsibilities was taken up by preparing for our first out-of-state trip in the Aluminum Falcon! Well, we've returned, and can say that we lived to tell several tales! Of course, we won't tell them here - that's what YouTube is for!

Our first video of our latest RV adventure covers our trip up the Appalachian foothills to the Asheville West KOA campground, then checking out the small towns of Sylva and Dillsboro the next day, despite a steady, heavy drizzle all day.  See for yourself!

Keep an eye out for our next video, in which we'll show you our day-long exploration of Asheville's famous Biltmore Estate, and how visiting this site can be done even with raging floodwaters working against you!