Broke camp yesterday and said goodbye to the families. We had an incredible time in the Outerbanks. More so just being with the family, than any actual activities we did. Don’t get me wrong, the area is pretty and there are a ton of things to do. But for us, just hanging out with Aunts, Uncles and Cousins is all we care to do. If any of you are reading this, Love & Misses.
So when I say we broke camp, I’m being facetious of course. Our “camp” was a luxury house on the beach with all amenities. The toughest part of packing-up, was figuring out whose shirts and shorts were left in the dryer. I mean the house had an elevator. Inside of it! Seriously!
Since we had taken Liberty out of the boarding kennel a few days early, we just needed to grab Scratchy and the Doodles before we could officially hit the road. As much as we were looking forward to seeing them, we had to remain calm or they would just feed off of our excitement. Well, that didn’t work. Those dogs are nothing but pure energy.
Finally, we headed out for the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia for a couple nights. Hit a Walmart on the way for some supplies and enjoyed some really beautiful Virginia Farm Country. The landscape finally changed from dead-flat (for the past 2.5 weeks), to small mountain ranges and rolling back roads. Simply gorgeous.
We had made the mistake of thinking we could just pull into any RV Campground, docking for the night and paying the next morning. As most RV places allow this. But the Outlanders River Camp was a bit different. It’s by reservation only and Californian’s without reservations will be shot on sight. Just kidding. But their after-hours check-in procedure did a very good job of scaring us into thinking we might be evicted in the middle of the night. Well morning came and we were still here (and alive). As I went to settle up with them this morning, they were apologizing to us as much as we were apologizing to them. I like Virginians.
Today will be a stay-day. Laura has some work to catch-up on and I’m taking the dogs down to the Shenandoah River for some much needed play time. Happy Monday!
Northern Edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains.