Checking in from Holly Bluff Campgrounds, Farmer, NC.
Two walks today totaling just under 23 miles. Passed through Asheboro and ended up about 15 miles west of town on Hwy 49 in the Farmer Community. Didn’t realize how steep the hills are in this part of the state.
We left the nice people at Community One Bank in Ramseur (manager Kristin Alexander) where our RV had been parked and moved on to Holly Bluff Campgrounds. A new friend, Peggy Yates, had graciously paid for us to park there for two nights. It works fine to set-up at bank or WalMart parking lots, but campgrounds are just more convenient and comfortable—AC electricity instead of a noisy generator, unlimited water instead of watching levels in a storage tank, direct waste disposal instead of grey and black storage tanks. In case we ever forget, our thanks go to all who have helped and will help with the logistics for our overnight locations—Brandon Wright and Lennon Dodson at NC Bankers Association, bank and WalMart managers and people like Peggy Yates and James Pierce in Williamston who arrange for us to stay in campgrounds.
Thanks also go to Jennifer Morton and Randolph Bank who provided tickets to the NC Zoo. While we didn’t get to visit the zoo before leaving Asheboro, the tickets are good through year-end. We will definitely plan a trip to the zoo when we return from the left coast.
Tomorrow will be a “light” day with a single walk of approximately 15 miles in the morning. Then in the afternoon, we’ll drive back to Cary to watch our oldest granddaughter Kaylee who is performing in a school play.
Weather permitting, I’ll be back to twice a day walking on Saturday. I walk in drizzle but learned a hard lesson and hunker down when the rain is heavy. The forecast for both Saturday and Sunday looks iffy, but here is the projected (optimistic) schedule for the next few days:
Friday, March 23 … on Hwy 49 to Richfield
Saturday, March 24 … through Mt Pleasant on Hwy 49 to just east of Harrisburg
Sunday, March 25 (8:00-11:00AM) … on N. Tryon Street to the Sugar Creek Rd area in Charlotte
Sunday, March 25 (4:00-7:00PM) … down N. Tryon to west on Wilkinson Blvd to Little Rock Rd, Charlotte
Monday, March 26 … through Gastonia on Hwy 74/29 to Kings Mountain
Hope to see you somewhere along the route.