In the morning we discovered that Pipestem Resort State Park was overrun with deer like many other eastern parks and cities. Fortunately none stepped in front of us as we left via the narrow road. With work and family calling us back to Maryland, we headed north along WV 20 through small towns and along the southern end of the New River Gorge where we stopped to admire the view. Continue reading And Back to Maryland 11.14.2015
We awoke to another windy day and headed east and north to spend the night in West Virginia. The highways we traveled were wide and pleasant with the exception of some narrow, steep and winding mountain crossings. Continue reading Pipestem State Park, WVA 11.13.2015
It was very windy again yesterday and it made the flagpoles bang all night. With the rocking camper and clanking halyards it felt like we were on a boat and we slept very well.
When we were young and rushed to drive long distances, I often drove two short shifts a day. After we lowered our daily mileage and stayed on back roads, Dean preferred to drive and I amused myself taking photos, crocheting and doing beadwork.
I was waiting for the perfect conditions to drive the truck: no rain or snow, little wind, little traffic, and a road with wide shoulders. When that didn’t happen after weeks on the road, I decided it was time for me to get behind the wheel. Continue reading She Drove in Oklahoma 11.09.2015
Of course we had to take a hot soak in Pagosa Springs. We chose to go to The Overlook, located in a Victorian storefront it has tile showers and multiple soaking tubs. The air was brisk but we stayed in the two pools on the roof overlooking the river. We smelled like sulphur for several days but didn’t mind. Continue reading Sulphur Soak & Eagle Nest 11.07.06
It was a very noisy night with howling wind, something banging and sand raining on the rocking camper. We were grateful for another hot shower and soak before leaving Delight’s Hot Spring Resort.
There were always vehicles parked by the one undeveloped hot spring in Tecopa so this trip we stopped to take a look. The people in the water said mud mites were not a problem despite the warning sign. Continue reading Crowbar, Las Vegas, Valley of Fire 11.03.2015