Spring 2021 – Part 1

We planned on leaving Florida on April 1st. However, some friends told us that we really should stop by the Freightliner place in Gaffney, South Carolina, to have maintenance done on our RV chassis since we were going right by there.

We made an appointment for a complete maintenance check for a five year old RV the last week of March. Freightliner Service and Training Center only works on RV chassis. This is why we left Florida a little early.

This place was awesome! The people were so helpful and friendly. They have accommodations on site for you to hook up your RV and stay one or more nights as needed for your repairs. We arrived the afternoon before our early morning appointment the next day.

Everything checked out ok. They did the general maintenance and greased and oiled everything that needed it (even places that a regular RV repair shop might not even know about). They did catch one possible problem that would have stopped us dead on the road had it not been caught. The extra money to replace that part was well worth it! We plan on returning here for regular maintenance every few years. We highly recommend this place if your RV needs general maintenance.

Next stop: Asheville, North Carolina. We stayed at a KOA campground a little west of Asheville for a couple of days. We drove through part of Great Smokey Mountain National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a cloudy, rainy day, but we still enjoyed the scenery.

I can officially say, “I hiked the Appalachian Trail! Well, at least a few feet of it. 😉

One day we went to the Biltmore Mansion in Asheville. We didn’t realize that we needed a timed entry pass (because of COVID) to tour inside the mansion, and we waited too late to get one for the only day we were able to be there. Therefore, we walked all around the grounds and viewed everything outside. There are six (or more) gardens, SEVERAL other buildings, MANY trails to walk, Antler Hill Village and Winery, Deer Park, Carriage and Trail Ride Barns, Amherst, and Lioncrest. Believe me! That took quite a while to do! Here is a photo from our guide booklet to give you some idea how big this estate is:

Here are a few of the MANY photos I took of this National Historic Landmark:

Here is a good look at one of the many gargoyles and intricate architecture.
Down the main hallway to the many tunnels filled with aging wine.

As I said, that was only a few of the many pics I took. I can only imagine how many more photos I would have taken if we had been able to go INSIDE the mansion!

Before we knew it, it was time to continue our journey northwest, back to Missouri.

So, for now ….. “On the Road Again!”

Betty

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Glen Mills
    Jun 25, 2021 @ 16:15:22

    Excellent write up. ✍ It is gratifying to know you are taking advantage of the travel opportunities.

    Reply

    • Betty Huffman
      Jun 26, 2021 @ 06:29:00

      Thanks, Glen! I’ll be sharing several more posts in the coming days trying to “catch up” from my self appointed hiatus as a result of my laziness. 🤣 So, stay tuned.

      Reply

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