How We Survived

After Austin, we spent a few days in DFW.  Many of the local campgrounds were closed because of flooding.  (The area has received a lot of rain over the last few months and weeks.)  We finally found a good option near Texas Motor Speedway – Northlake Village RV Park.

It was great to visit with old friends and I am looking forward to coming through the area again early next year.  We had to get back on the road, though, in order to make it home by Christmas.  We left on a Saturday and made it to the KOA in Little Rock.  Next stop was Wranglers Campground in Natchez Trace State Park in Tennessee.  After a late run, partially on a sandy dirt road and then along the curvy, hilly road to the campground, we survived a very big storm.  We’ve been in worse but this was definitely the noisiest night we’ve every spent alone in the woods.   

Somewhere outside of Nashville, a truck driver tried to kill us.  It was rainy but that didn’t stop an 18-wheeler from deciding that we weren’t going fast enough and whipping around us as the highway split off.  He came flying up on our left and had to ride the shoulder to get around us.  He barely missed the guard rail.  We would have been killed except our guardian angels were with us.  

We couldn’t make the drive home without one night in a Wal-Mart so we stopped in Bristol, VA.  It would definitely be cheaper to have paid for a KOA.  I’m still working on storage and loaded up the cart with all kinds of options.  

Our last night on the road was in Mt. Jackson, VA.  I needed to do a run and Shenandoah Caverns Campground looked like a good option. This morning Alan and I headed out to run 5 miles on the local roads.  We were watched by cows, goats, dogs, llamas and at least one pig.  A young kid did try to kill us on the road by taking a blind corner way too fast.  Luckily, one of our guardian angels made sure I heard him coming and we were able to get out of the way in plenty of time!

Next stop:  Home


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