Thursday, July 23, 2015

A Lost Lunch and Other Road Hazards.....

Happy Thursday afternoon all.  We sure hope everyone has had a great day.  Our morning started with a gentle rain shower about daylight to wake us up.  Believe it or not, this little shower was to set the tone for the day.  

Before going any farther though, Rob wants everyone to indulge him with looking at just a couple more Blue Ridge Parkway pictures from a drive last evening.

Now y'all know this is just about his most favorite road to drive on, and one reason is he always finds something new to photograph.

Now let's move on with today's adventures.   Cousin Sharon walked over to our campsite about nine this morning.  Rob had already formulated a plan for the day's adventure.  The plan included a BRP drive, checking out a new campground, lunch at Todd General Store (we were all looking forward to that), a stop by Wal-Mart, a fuel stop for Truck, and finally a grocery store stop.  Quite an ambitious plan, but we were up for the challenge.  

The first parts of the plan went off without a hitch.  We drove about 40 miles south on the BRP, turned off on a mountain backroad drove about 10 more miles, turned onto another mountain backroad were we found Honey Bear Campground.

Now we're camping there over Labor Day weekend and wanted to see our campsite.  The lady in the office was tickled we had dropped by, gave us a map, and told us to explore away.  Now the campground was pretty full, but our site happened to be empty.  

It was a nice site, a little oddly shaped, but just perfectly pod-sized.

Next we drove through Boone, NC (just a few miles on down the road) on the way to the Todd General Store for lunch.  This part of the trip required some city driving as well as much more country driving.  We arrived at the general store only to find it was up for sale.  So we went down the street to Todd Mercantile.  While we didn't find our lost lunch there, we did find a bakery with ginger cookies, macadamia white chocolate cookies, and double chocolate chip cookies.  

Now Rob having spent years in the Boy Scouts was as usual prepared.   Seems Truck had paper towels and Big Yeti.  That meant we had cold drinks, and the left over taco pie we had carefully wrapped into individual portions after supper last night.  That's gotta be Camping Karma in action!!

So we sat on the porch of Todd Mercantile and had cold Taco Pie (which was yummy) and homemade cookies for lunch.  Of course, J-Doggie had to wait in Truck which was parked close by in the shade, with the windows down.

After our lunch, we headed along the backroad once again making our stops by Wal-Mart, fuel, and grocery store then back to The Holler for some afternoon chilling in the pleasant mountain afternoon.

Thanks for checking by today.  We've already got our day planned out for tomorrow, so you'll have to drop by tomorrow evening to read all about it.  Oh, by the way, there's going to be more CDO cooking this evening.  That makes three evenings in a row we've enjoyed CDO yumminess.  

Until next time, stay safe out there.....-R,T,&J.

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