Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Windy Virginia

We spent the day driving through Virginia - windy, windy Virginia.   I never mind riding down I-81 through the Shenandoah Valley along the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.   It is an interstate to be sure, but it takes us through some lovely scenery.    Rolling green fields filled with black angus and polled hereford cattle bordered by creosoted black fence lines.    Today was very sunny and warm, I even took off my socks!

While I was sitting in my cushy co-pilot seat enjoying the scenery, Dave was hanging on to the wheel with both hands.    Beluga was sharing the highway with a fair amount of truck traffic and the wind was blowing steady at about 40 mph from the east.

Unfortunately the strong winds did more than try Dave's strength, they fanned a pretty good sized forest fire on one of the mountain sides.

We were happy to arrive at tonight's destination, Ft. Chiswell RV Park.   We've stayed here a number of times on our way south and it always delivers just what we need.   This is a very popular park for people moving north and south, its usually filled by the evening.   However, we always manage to score a fairly private and quiet spot, don't ask me how.  We're surrounded by well grazed hills, ponds and cattle.

our site's driver's side view

our site's passenger side view

We'll leave here in the morning and end our day in Hilton Head, South Carolina.          


  1. We stayed at Ft. Chiswell RV Park also. Very nice. Bella loved all the grass. Safe travels.

  2. Wind and the motorhome aren't friends!! Glad you arrived safely:) Looks like a beautiful overnight spot:) Socks off!! Bring on the heat:)

  3. Oh those bugger winds - we've had them here too for the past 2 days. Makes me tired and I can feel for Dave driving in them! Glad you are making progress and gradually warming up! Hope the rv issues are all resolved very soon!

  4. Now Im finally catching up with you. Yeah! Beluga has finally moved out of the white stuff and into some warm weather and white sand beaches!
    Have a safe drive!