On Sunday, we were up early and back on the road. We had about 260 miles to drive and the last part of it was up hill. We chose Creekwood Farm RV Park for its ambiance and location. It was in the Smoky Mountains at about 2,500'. Cooler weather than Florida was assured. Our site was right on the creek, with lots of shade from the tall trees.
This would be our home for the next month! The weather was so much cooler than we were used to and it felt great. Still shorts weather, but not stifling heat.
We soon met our neighbors who were also there for a month. In fact, Ken and Stacy are full-time RVers. We learned a lot from them. It didn't take long for a daily "cocktails at the creek" routine to set in. We may not have seen each other during the day, but come 5pm, you could usually find the four of us thoroughly enjoying our position in the world.
That is our coach in the background - our home away from home. We loved being at Creekwood Farm.
Once we were duly settled, it was time to get out and see the countryside. Our first excursion was a trip to Fontana Lake. We drove west, through Bryson City, almost into Tennessee. Near the lake, we stopped to talk to a guy at the General Store to find out where to fish on the lake. It turns out that if you don’t have a boat, there really isn’t any good place to go fishing there. We drove around the area some and then headed back home. This picture looks down on the lake from above it. It was all such beautiful country.
By that weekend, it was time to do some of the more mundane chores that had been put off while having fun. So there was laundry and other cleaning to do. Besides, we prefer to do our sight-seeing when everyone else is working.