Thursday, May 22, 2014

Candler,North Carolina

We left Helen, Georgia around 1015 under sunny skies.  I was a bit concerned about some wind we were having but it didn't affect the truck or rig.  For the first 40 minutes or so, in Georgia, we drove back roads on some of the most winding, twisting, snaky, narrow roads we've been on since Highway 7 in the Ozarks!  It would be a lot of fun to drive without the rig.

Jim did an excellent job of going up, then going down mountains and once we got into North Carolina the roads were wider though some grades were steep (7%).

We stopped in Franklin, North Carolina at the welcome center for some lunch and rest...Jim and I both needed to walk around and just relax a bit.  This welcome center is one of the prettiest I've ever seen.  The landscaping was beautiful and inside was a gift shop with books, videos and hand made items for sale.

We pulled into Stony Fork Creek campground, southwest of Asheville, around 1400.  There are only 6 sites here on 
 Pisgah Highway.  Doesn't appear to be a lot of traffic, just the folks who live out here in the boondocks.  There is a creek behind us


 We're here for two weeks and at the moment we don't have any clear idea of what we'll see and do.  Tomorrow we're going to find the visitor center and make plans.  I understand there are quite a few breweries here, I wonder if we'll have the time and money to visit them all?