After a sleepless night due to acorns pelting our camper roof, we got off to a slow start. The large burner on our Dometic stove wouldn’t stay lit and it slowed us down even further. Although we tested several theories we didn’t find the cause.
The wind and rain from Hurricane Joaquin did some damage here. We got to admire fields of ripe pumpkins when crossing the Blue Ridge while sitting in one way traffic due to washouts on the road. When we finally got to I77, downed power lines had stopped traffic there as well. There was heavy truck traffic on I81 but no apparent storm damage.
We couldn’t find a public campground so we went up I75 outside of Knoxville, Tennessee to Raccoon Valley RV Park. It was inexpensive ($12) and had clean bathrooms and showers. We walked on a wooded trail across the creek and watched the colorful sunset. We were also the smallest rig by far in what felt like a parking lot for giant RVs and trailers.
Sadly after the sun went down the dogs in the trailer park next door barked all night and the trucks engine breaking down I75 were very loud.