Today we got up around 7:45 and worked on packing and closing up my parents condo in Myrtle Beach, following Dad's well-documented steps. It had rained pretty hard during the night, so there was a fair amount of water on the ground, but it was sunny and in the eighties by the time we headed out for Asheville around 11.
Rebecca drove the first couple of hours and I set up the mobile blogging station. If you look closely you can see Calvin taking the picture:
We got to Asheville around 4:30. I called over to the KOA Asheville West to arrange for a later arrival so that we could look around town and have dinner. Our niece Lena lives there, but unfortunately she was too busy house-sitting for us in Maine to show us around!
We both liked what we saw of Asheville. It is hilly and green, with a lot of character in the buildings and the people we passed. We parked at the end of Walnut Street near Pack Square Park and then walked all around the downtown area for as long as Calvin and Toby would tolerate. And then 10 more minutes beyond that just for fun.
And afterward. The kids are saying: “We told you so!” At least we won the coveted “bravest family” award from the Mellow Mushroom wait staff.
We got to the Asheville West KOA around 7:30 pm and had time for a quick walk around the grounds and a swim: