Roller Coaster Roads

Nestled in the mountains with two rivers running through it, Asheville, NC is the gateway to the Appalachians and often named “one of the best places to live in America. The setting is so copasetic that it was chosen by George Vanderbilt as the home to his famous gilded-age mansion estate, Biltmore. We were eager to see this Smokey Mountain gem for its vibrant arts life and outdoor charms. The weather apps called for rain today, so we planned to reconnoiter and leave the Biltmore tour to later in the week. With something close to a full charge on the … Continue reading Roller Coaster Roads

I’m Free

To do what I want Any old time Last Saturday (July 28th) marked the 20th day of our 33 day Reboot Roadtrip. We’d pretty much exhausted everything there is to do within a 20 miles around Mistletoe so we decided to make a Wildwood Park return for another championship round of disc golf, go swimming at their beach and depart a day early for South Mountain State Park in Connolly Springs, GA. We know the route by heart – Out Mistletoe Road, right on Tom Bartles, right on Eubank, right on Ray Owens, over Keg Creek (the only shoulder on … Continue reading I’m Free

His E-Bike Review of Specialized Turbo Como 3.0

A Class A motorhome is many things. It is a small, fully self-sufficient, climate controlled, condominium on wheels; a big-rig cab with a picture window view of the world; and storage shed to hold of your outdoor toys. What it is not, however, is a car. Once set up in a campground, it is no ones first choice to hop in and run to the local store. That is why if you observe most folks rolling down the interstate in a Class A, you will see a vehicle being towed behind. Towing a car is not as simple as it … Continue reading His E-Bike Review of Specialized Turbo Como 3.0

Her E-Bike Review of the Specialized Como 3.0

When we were planning our Reboot Roadtrip, we knew we were borrowing my parents’ 18 year old RV and that we wanted to stay in government parks, but what about getting around? To tow or not to tow, that was the question. The point of Reboot Roadtrip was to get active, connect with nature, do something radically different than our DC beltway, metro and bus commutes to demanding corporate and government jobs. We explored every possible scenario before landing on electric bikes. The RV had a hitch to tow a car. My parents have a Jeep Liberty, which can be … Continue reading Her E-Bike Review of the Specialized Como 3.0

At Ease, Soldier!

In researching what to do 20 miles in and around Mistletoe State Park, we found the PDGA, which we visited Tuesday and Points West Army Resort which we visited today.We were very curious about Points West, as it is attached to Ft. Gordon, just 30 miles away in Augusta. The Ft. Gordon MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) website listed a ton of activities that included disc golf, pools, bowling, cafes and our favorite – free WiFi so we had to go. We packed up the pannier with bathing suits, goggles, frisbees, sunscreen, as well as laptops, ipads, and iphones – … Continue reading At Ease, Soldier!

Rock Dam!

Mistletoe State Park has 15 miles of nature trails and yesterday our Apple Watch clocked us at 8 of those on the Cliatt Creek and Rock Dam loops. The last big hike we recalled taking was in July of last year when we walked 10 miles from downtown Charleston to St. James County Park after a shrimp and grits dinner. This time we were walking off a blueberry smoothie and teff bread breakfast. It was a two mile bike ride to the trail head, then, according to the trail map, 1.5 up the Cliatt Creek to access the 6.25 Rock … Continue reading Rock Dam!

Anastasia State Park – visited 7/16 – 7/23

Anastasia State Park is in St. Augustine, Florida on the Atlantic Ocean, south of Jacksonville. Type of Park Florida State Park – $28 per night – 3 points Hookup The park has 80 RV sites accommodating both 30 and 50 amp, no sewer and 3 dump stations. The gravel site was clean, raked and ready for our arrival. No leveling blocks required. We had no problem cooling our 30 amp coach in 95 degree July heat. We got 2 over the air TV channels with a digital antenna. Hookup score: 3 RV Site There is partial and full shade throughout … Continue reading Anastasia State Park – visited 7/16 – 7/23

The other PGdA near Augusta, GA

Augusta, Georgia is home to the Masters Golf Tournament where PGA professionals vie to win a green jacket.  Just 30 miles to the west, and 10 miles from our campground, Appling, Georgia is home to the PDGA – Professional Disc Golf Association, where professionals basically walk through the woods throwing a fancy frisbee.We were vaguely aware of disc golf, of course, but we did not realize that the epicenter of professional disc golf was a small town in Georgia and were compelled to check it out. Rolling 15 miles along Georgia back roads from Mistletoe into Wildwood Park we found … Continue reading The other PGdA near Augusta, GA

Funkytown

Gotta make a move to a town that’s right for me Town to keep me movin’ Keep me groovin’ with some energy St. Augustine, FL is not likely the town we’ll be moving to, but it definitely has a funky vibe that can keep you movin’ and groovin’.  The amphitheater is a gem, the beaches are expansive, and the town has tons of retail and restaurants in 1700s styled buildings aligning the cobblestone streets.  There is something for everyone, although any one person probably will not like it all. Our week in Anastasia was like a fierce game of dodge, … Continue reading Funkytown

Sebastian Inlet State Park – visited 7/19/18 – 7/23/18

Sebastian Inlet State Park is located between the Treasure and Space Coasts of Florida on the Atlantic Ocean, half way between Vero Beach and Melbourne. Type of Park Florida State Park – $28 per night – 3 points Hookup The park has 51 RV sites, 8 with 50 amp and 43 with with 30 amp electric, no sewer and 1 dump station. We stayed in Site 49, which is 3 away from the dump station and a line forms everyday around checkout (11am). The gravel site was clean, raked and ready for our arrival. Leveling required blocks on the site. … Continue reading Sebastian Inlet State Park – visited 7/19/18 – 7/23/18