My days, months, years are flying by so quickly. It seems like yesterday I announced my retirement. Since then, we’ve sold our home and possessions. We bought our dream RV and Big Boy Truck. We headed out to start our new life. Shortly after we left our home base, two nieces announced they were pregnant. Their babies are now two and three months old. We’ve been on the road going on a year. I was hoping my retirement years would slow time down a bit. I think they are going faster.
We’ve been to many states and have stayed in 30 different campgrounds so far. Not only does my blog help me remember what campgrounds we’ve stayed in, I have a binder full of campground information. From our very first stay in a campground and every campground stay since, i’ve collected everything from the brochures we received at check-in to the printout of the confirmation emails I received and filed them in my binder. There are campgrounds we would like to visit again and there are campgrounds we will never again visit.
Our recent stay at Wytheville KOA was a nice campground and we actually have reservations to stay there again. It is halfway from Hubby’s daughter Jennifer’s home in North Carolina and the Pigeon Forge area in Tennessee, our next stop. I rate it a four star. If we had young kids, we would for sure rate it a five star campground.
Our site was a Big Rig Friendly, full-hookup and for the most part, level site. We did have to block our tires as they were off the ground a bit on one side of the 5th wheel. This campground was one of the quietest we’ve been in.
If you had children, this campground is awesome. The pool was closed for winter and that is understandable because it was October and a little chilly.
There is a catch and release pond on the property. Perfect for anyone wanting to fish.
A Bowling Family Fun Center. I did not go in, but I’ll bet it is top notch. I read it has an indoor batting cage, arcade games, pool tables, skee ball, and of course, bowling.
Mini Golf for the whole family and an awesome playground for the kiddies.
Children can go mining. Not sure what for but there were bags of dirt in the camp store for sale and I think it had something to do with mining.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. Decorations for Halloween were displayed throughout the property.
Two attractions I wanted to see in Historic Wytheville were the big Pencil and the Love sign.
We took a few hours road trip with the pups hunting for a Farm Market. We had the location plugged into my phone’s GPS that displays on the screen in the dash of the Big Boy Truck. In the image below, take a look at the worker with the stop sign. There was construction. We waited for almost 15 minutes. We were first in line. Now, take a look at the white sign in the bottom left of the picture. Not realizing we were at our destination, we waited for 15 minutes waiting for the construction worker to give us the go ahead. Hubby happened to look at the GPS display, then he looked at the white sign, then again at the GPS before asking me if this was our destination. Yep, we waited in line for 15 minutes before we realized we could pull right into the parking lot of our destination. My fault. I am the navigator. We laughed.
It gets worse. When Hubby pulls out of the Farmhouse parking lot, he turns to the right because he does not want to wait in construction again. I keep quiet thinking he knows where he is going. He does not. We are on a winding hilly road getting deeper into the mountains. My phone GPS is not getting a signal. We are lost. I have Verizon and Hubby has T-mobile. I grab his phone hoping to get a signal. Yes, we have a signal with T-mobile and now the GPS is saying “MAKE A U-TURN”.
We are directed back to the construction site. After waiting another 15 minutes, we are on our way back to the campground. This ended up being longer than a few hour road trip.
For the past two months, we have been plagued with these horrible smelly bugs. They are everywhere. They are called Stink Bugs.
God Bless, Stay Safe, and Be Kind to Every Kind!