On Staff

Honor System Check In Some of the National Forests and Army Corp of Engineers recreation areas are understaffed.  That’s when the honor system takes over.  We goofed when picking out, and paying for a site at Sherando.  We did the discount correctly but omitted the additional $6.00 for electric cost.  The following morning a camp… Continue reading On Staff

The Biltmore Estate – Ashland, NC

While in Ashland NC we toured the Biltmore Estate, built by George Vanderbilt. George’s dad, Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt started the family business by borrowing $100 from his mother and piloting a passenger boat on Staten Island in 1810. He expanded into steamboats and then went on to build railroad empire New York Central. Biltmore was the first professionally managed… Continue reading The Biltmore Estate – Ashland, NC

Elkmont – Deep Inside The Smokey’s

Smokemont campground and Elkmont campground are in the Smokey’s.  BTW did you know that Smoky the bears middle name is, “The”.  Ha-ha.  The roads are incredible in the Smokey’s.  I prefer them to the Blue Ridge Parkway, (BRP).  The BRP is a constant 45 MPH, and for a lot of the 469 miles, trees and… Continue reading Elkmont – Deep Inside The Smokey’s

Blue Ridge – First Steps

Morganton Point Recreation Area - National Forest Deep within the Chattahoochee National Forest in Northeast Georgia lies an incredible camping and recreation opportunity. Morganton Point Recreation Area sits on the shores of Lake Blue Ridge.  The campground hosts, Mike and Jessica are the second couple we have met that contract with the Workamper organization.  Basically… Continue reading Blue Ridge – First Steps