Hello all, Virginia Highland Haven opens on May 1
Would anyone be interested in a very informal meet up at VHH in May? I'm considering going for 4 days - any Thursday thru Sunday. My preference would be May 8-11 or May 15-18. Of course I know that many have work commitments or children in school, so we could keep it very unstructured - those who could only arrive on Friday or Saturday would be more than welcome.
I've checked with the Haven and we can all make individual reservations - we'll only need approval if we need to use the campfire/cooking hearth and the screen room for a potluck. That's a mere formality, especially if we invite anyone who is already on site to join in. In May there are usually only 7 to 10 campsites in use.
Agenda - what agenda?
Floyd has a lot of weekend country music type events - it's touristy but rural and the hardware store has ALL the Lodge cast iron you'd ever want. (If you're like me though the first place to shop for cast iron is charity thrift stores.)
One thing I'd really enjoy would be to have Saturday or Sunday Brunch at Chateau Morrisette - it's about 9 miles South of Floyd (a 40 minute scenic drive down to Floyd, then down the Blue Ridge Parkway. Exit the parkway between Mile Marker 171 & 172) but it's a great brunch, with wine optional, and there are tours of the winery and company store. We could caravan in one or two tow vehicles. I can carry 4 passengers.
Chateau Morrisette: Visit: Directions
There are hiking trails but just hanging around and enjoying the clean clear mountain air is great too. I'm hoping to get Terry (Overlander63) from OODM to come work schedules allow. He's a great advisor on general maintenance, etc.
Ian Poulin from Richmond just got his first Airstream - a 28' Serenity & I'm also looking forward to meeting him in person after PM'ing back and forth as he found and bought his new to him unit. I'm hoping to meet a lot of other Virginia and North Carolina Airstreamers there too.
I'll be practicing my biscuit recipe - but make no promises. If the seagulls die, it'll be Poppin Fresh instead. I might even get adventurous and try a brunswick stew. Again the seagulls will be crash test dummies - and a bit cannibalistic when you consider that chickens are also birds.
So - please post and Let's RALLY