Returning to GA from PA and taking a little break from the road

May started off nicely. On the day of our 29th anniversary, we woke up in Codorus State Park. Jason played in the Codorus Spring Open disc golf tournament that weekend and came in 1st place for his division. Hooray!

After Codorus, we made our way back down to Marietta, Georgia (GA). Our first stop was Harpers Ferry, WV to visit a friend who runs a cool B & B in a historic building right on the main street of town. The scenic picture shared is taken from his back porch. If you haven’t visited Harpers Ferry, I highly recommend it. It offers history, scenic beauty, and it’s a reasonable day trip from the Washington DC area.

After lunch in Harpers Ferry, we drove to find a place to sleep. We had hoped to stay in the same Virginia country club parking lot but alas, they are closed on Mondays. At the last minute, we found a very nice alternative, Shenandoah Valley Campground. Being pre-season and on a weekday, the place was pretty quiet but you could tell that during peak season, it has a lot going on. We later learned that this was a Good Sam campground, which is a network of resources by membership tied to Camping World. 

Our other stop was returning to Hot Springs, NC. We love this place. It’s a cute, small town with lots of attractions. Besides the mineral hot springs along the river, there is a splendor of beauty and great hiking. It was fun to see springtime there after our last visit in the fall. And by sheer coincidence, my brother Greg happened to be driving by our location so we were able to have dinner together. What a fun surprise!

Our motorhome, Happy, has sat in the driveway for much of May but we did manage to take a long weekend trip to Cartersville, GA (about one hour north of Marietta). We stayed in another beautiful campground at Gatewood County Park. Gatewood sits on Allatoona Lake and our site was on a peninsula with a view of very green water all around it. While there, Jason played a series of disc golf events over three days, covering two-disc courses named Etowah and Deerfield. Disc golf is alive and well in Cartersville GA. As of June 4th, there is a third course right in Gatewood Park.

We will be staying with family for a little while in GA. We hope to get back to nomadic life but for now, we need to take care of some things and be in one place for a bit to execute those tasks. Because of this, next month I will not send out a travel blog but I will create an August career-related newsletter as previously promised. If you are only signed up for the blog but would like to also receive the newsletter, click here. I leave you with a picture of Happy enjoying a rest from travel and high gas prices. As you can see from the step stool, we still haven’t fixed the electric stairs.