Well, we are here at last & it was worth the wait. The park is lovely, with electric & water hookups. Life is good. We are slowly recapturing the feeling of being gypsies with nowhere to go & nothing to do. Settling into our Airstream life is pleasant & I have to force myself to forget about leaving our home in Ohio so we can enjoy the next few weeks.
Connectivity problems seem to be the norm in the mountain areas of NC. We can connect to Wifi at a store 5 minutes away but making a phone call requires a 12 minute drive. Go internet phone service! Our favorite is WhatsApp.
The morning was beautiful so naturally we wanted to hike the hills. The sky was blue with a few cumulus cotton balls. Carefully choosing a moderate hike of 3 miles, we packed a lunch & said good bye to Maggie & Lexie. The trail climbed through beautiful hardwood forests & old fields to reach the gorgeous granite Wolf Rock. The huge slab of granite was our designated picnic spot but a delightful drizzle soon gave way to a downpour that had us huddled under the trees for protection. After thirty minutes, we were drenched to our skivvies and decided we might as well walk back down the mountain. The flat spots of the trail were standing water but the steep sections were rivers of water. It was fun in a weird sort of way. Fortunately, we made it back before the thunder began in earnest. Several large groups were headed up the mountain in the storm! Gotta wonder? Thinking rain ponchos tucked away in the backpack would be a good thing!
Wildlife sighting of the day: we saw/met a wolf in the parking lot! Two guys were waiting out the storm with their rescue wolf & their very old 3 legged pug. Beautiful animal but not sure about the domestication issue.