Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Visiting RV Friends

Stix n Brix
Clayton, NC

We enjoyed a day off by visiting some good rv friends.  Jim & Linda are staying at Crosswinds CG in Jordan Lake State Park, and Dee & Jim are staying at the NC State Fairgrounds new area of 50amp FHU sites.  We joined Jim & Linda for a good lunch of grilled burgers, broccoli salad, and the best snap beans I’ve had in a long time.  Here’s Gin and Jim chatting outside and a bit of humor from Myrddin which has a Caterpillar engine (click a photo to enlarge).

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After enjoying a brownie for dessert and more good conversation, we drove to Raleigh with Jim & Linda following.  It was time for more good conversation with Dee & Jim at their Cameo 5er.

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Jim & Linda have been fulltime now for more than 10 years and Dee & Jim have been fulltime now for a little more than 1 year.  It was very relaxing and we loved listening to the conversation about following your dream.  They are starting to feel like family.

You may have noticed from the photos that there is a difference in the two campgrounds.  They’re both nice but in different ways.  The Fairgrounds is located in west Raleigh close to Cary and many medical facilities.  You can’t stay there in October because the Fair is in town.  This new area off of Youth Center Rd behind the Horse Complex is in the city but has a buffer of trees around it so it’s pretty and quiet.  They have planted a few trees amid the sites but it’ll be a while before there’s shade.  The sites are a little close but if they’re not busy (which is most of the time), there’s plenty of space.  It’s $25 for 50amp, water and sewer.

Jordan Lake State Park is a more rural location between Apex and Pittsboro and almost all of the sites are wooded.  There are some nice sites on the lakefront, but the aggravating thing is the gate.  It is locked at night and you may get caught high and dry if you get home late.  It’s $25 for 30amp and water.  Both places are limited to a 2 week stay and either would be ok to stay, depending on your preference.

Tomorrow is another day off and we will visit Gin’s folks.  Her mom just got out of the hospital and we need a little family time.

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Gail and Rick said...

Glad you all got together today. We were rained in most of the day :)

I think you've convinced me to stay at the fairgrounds next time through. I much prefer the wooded sites, but if the fairgrounds gives sewer plus 50 amp for the same $25, I'll have to rethink my strategy ;)

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

It's amazing how we RV-Dreamers have become family. It's great to visit and see each other. It's especially nice to be able to follow each other's travels via blogs. Ain't technology grand?

Laurie and George said...

Ditto Paul &'s so nice to know that 'somewhere' out there - there is family!

Sherry said...

So cool that you were able to visit with two sets of RV friends right in your own neck of the woods.

Good thing they caught you now. It won't be long until you'll be "outa there".


blrab said...

I echo Marti and Paul's comments. It does seem like family. Last week I was visiting an insurance agency in Raleigh and went right by Jordan Lake. It sounded so familiar, wasn't Gail and Rick just there?

Laura Raber