It’s all about the weekends.
Looking for a spot north of NC and south of Pocahontas, we were running out of options for the middle weekend in June – until we stumbled across some 100ft long pull-through sites with 50A electric. These sounded too good to be true. Of 11 sites, all but one were available for the weekend after we had to leave North Bend. They were in a nearby state park, Occoneechee, which was also on the large Kerr Lake Reservoir. So, what was the catch?
Our arrival back at Pocahontas coincided with 2 events that we hadn’t expected. The first was a chance meeting with Tom and Debbie who were stopping in for the night on their way east from travels in the midwest. Debbie called out to Cathy as she waited outside the office, or we might have missed each other entirely. We enjoyed catching up with each other as we were headed north at the beginning of our journey and they were at the end of their latest travels. Unfortunately, after we had said our goodbyes the next morning, we stumbled across them just pass the dump station, with Tom underneath the RV. Apparently, there was a problem with the driver’s side jack stands that was causing them to extend while underway. Luckily they caught the problem before any damage was done, and Tom managed to secure them for day’s drive, where they could be more permanently repaired.
Pulling out of Pocahontas on a Sunday, we had a relatively short hour and a half run up to Lake Anna State Park, which is north and west of Richmond, close to Spotsylvania. For the first time since switching to T-mobile, we were not able to communicate using the phone while parking the camper. This led to some uncivil exchanges, but we managed to get parked without too much trouble. The more disturbing aspect of our arrival was the blocked entrance road with a sign that the park was full. As we both were thinking, “what do we do now?”, the officer asked us if we had a reservation. Assuring her that we did, she moved the cones aside for us to enter. Although the swim beach was packed, the campground was very empty, so we had little traffic to worry about as we made our way to the site.
This was our 2nd visit to Lake Fairfax Park. It is a good home base for our doctor’s visit. The campground has several long, level sites that are easy to get into. We did forget that the sites didn’t have a water hookup, so that meant several trips back and forth with gallon jugs to fill the tank. Arriving the day before our doctor’s appointment, we enjoyed a gyro salad from our favorite Reston Kabob that night before we had to fast for our blood work.
How often do you see rainbow-colored port a potties?