Happy Sunday afternoon everyone. No matter where you are, we hope you're having a great day and a great weekend. We're camping at Honey Bear Campground in Boone, NC. This has been a great weekend camping.
Our take on this campground is it is nice, but does have a few issues.
All the staffers here have been very nice to us. That campground has been filled with mostly young families, in tents, pop-ups, and smaller trailers, with the occasional motor home. The sites are for the most part nice, shaded, and the lay-out of the campground is good considering the hilly terrain for these parts. In short, it is what you would expect.
There's lots to do here for the kids which is good, because this weekend, there are a lot of kids here, which is a good thing too!!
On the down side, we've experienced power issues. Our surge guard has tripped out numerous times over the weekend, this morning being especially bad. Rob did post about this over on Facebook, someone from the campground posted back asking our site number (guess they couldn't look it up), and they'd like to check "your breakers, etc to see if we can determine the issues at your site causing your trouble." We waited about an hour, then left to do some site seeing for a couple of hours. As of this posting, we've seen no one. But we will say the problem seemed to lessen shortly after Rob's posting of the issue.
Additionally we noticed the dump station is oriented for trailers entering the campground, not leaving. This is no biggie, as Rob will simply use the tote tank in the morning to drop the grey water tank.
Otherwise, we've enjoyed our time here so far. Yesterday evening for supper, we rode to the local BBQ restaurant. Rob had the pulled pork, and Trisha had the BBQ chicken. Both were good.
After supper, we came back to the campground, took a long walk, relaxed, watched a movie, and were off to bed a little early.
This morning Rob fixed a breakfast casserole in the 10" CDO so he could earn his September CDO Challenge patch.
Later we did take a little ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but with this being a holiday weekend and all, the traffic was just too heavy to take it slow, and so we didn't even stop to take a picture (like we needed just one more picture of the BRP.)
Then it was back to the camper to make phone calls and texts to catch up with family after being gone for two nights.
So where exactly does the camping magic come into all of this fun you ask?? Well just keep reading to find out.
One of the things that struck Rob as he has walked around the campground is all of the magical little spots. He said you can almost imaging little families of mystical beings (elves, trolls, gnomes, etc.) living in the campground and only coming out after everyone leaves and all is quiet.
Well that's about it for this post. Thanks to all for checking by once again. Tomorrow it's home, and due to family issues, we're keeping our camping calendar clear for the next month or so.
Until next time, stay safe out there.....-R,T,&J.