Saturday, October 10, 2015

Shenandoah Valley Campground and traveling to Bristol

 Doug checked the tire pressure and we loaded up to leave the Valley and head to Bristol, TN.
 I never took any pictures of the campground.  So I hurried up and snapped a few.  I really liked the fire pit surrounded by swings.
                                                      This is the restrooms and laundry building.
 They have a large covered picnic area for large get togethers.  Notice it even has a disco ball! LOL
                                     This pictures is horribly overexposed but I was in a hurry.
                                  The back of the office and pool area.  I told you I was in a hurry.
                                     We got on the road around 10 and headed to Bristol, TN.
                                                         This is the James River.
                  This beautiful bush was at a rest stop.  I don't know what it is, but I liked it.
                                         A close up of some of the pretty red leaves and berries.
We traveled one of our longest days, 291 miles.  I don't know why we did, just turned out that we weren't ready to stop.  We are staying at Shadrach Campground in Bristol, TN.  We are about 1/2 mile from the Bristol Raceway for those that follow Nascar.  Lucky for us there isn't any races at the track.  If it were, we wouldn't have been able to get a site.  I think they raced here a couple of weeks ago.  There isn't anything else around here but we are staying until a part comes in for Jim's motorhome steps.  It was suppose to have been overnighted here, but two days later, it still isn't here.  This may extend our stay here another day or two.
We ate BBQ at Rockwood BBQ in Elizabethton, TN.  If you are in the Bristol area and like BBQ, this is the place for you.  Not only is the bbq great but the baked beans are fantastic.  Go hungry, the portion sizes are big.
 This is Beaver Creek, right behind our site here at Shadrach.  It's a beautiful stream.
                                          Just a weird looking tree.  Looks like a bush was trying to grow out the side of it and someone trimmed it.
                                                     Small waterfall on the creek.
                                               Wild Lambs ear plant growing by the creek.

                                      I have never seen a blue crawfish (crawdad for us Arkansans)  This one was crawling on the campground road.  Unfortunately, a motor home ran over it right after I took this picture.  Hope this wasn't the only one in the world!