Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-10-2007, 03:57 PM   #1
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,325
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Head for the Hills!

Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie and Epiphany the Airstream (ETA for short) are heading out for a 1800 mile romp and we thought we would bring ya'll along. With some side trips we may hit 8 states in 7 days. Our plan is to depart from Jackson MS on 8-12-07 with the following route;
Stop in Starkville for a friends wedding, continue up the Natchez Trace to Tishamingo State Park for Day1.
Complete the Trace to Nashville and continue to Bardstown KY for day 2.
On to Winfield WV with stops along the way for day 3.
Day 4 will be a work day followed by a short hop to Beckley.
On to Asheville NC via the Blue Ridge Parkway for day 5.
Hop over to Falls Creek Falls State Park for day 6.
Back home on day 7.

This will be a first for Sarah, she’s never done more that a full day on the road at any given time. Wish us luck and we will try to post updates from the road
__________________

__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
2005 30' Classic
... , ...
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 511
Images: 12
Looking forward to the updates.
__________________

__________________
GetOutDoors is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 04:28 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Overlander & Sea's Avatar

 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Gulfport , Mississippi
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 800
Images: 30
Sounds like a great plan. We've been thinking about a Natchez Trace-Blue Ridge Parkway trip. Let us know all the details. Good luck.
__________________
Rick--Airstream of Mississippi www.foleyrvcenter.com
WBCCI #9275 TAC #MS-5 AIR #11800
Overlander & Sea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2007, 04:28 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
rebel beck's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Oxford , Mississippi
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 870
Images: 35
Looking foward to the pictures. The only thing sure would be tuff for us to have to stop in Starkville
__________________
Becky
75 Sovereign (Peppy)
03 Chevy HD (lil Peppy)
Air# 9552
rebel beck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 04:54 PM   #5
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,325
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Meltdown

Well, everything is loaded and it was tough! The temps are in the 100 degree range and the fridge is really struggling at about 50 degrees. The truck and Epiphany are washed so we head out tomorrow.
It's time for a cool beverage
Attached Images
  
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 05:16 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
47WeeWind's Avatar
 
1948 16' Wee Wind
1953 21' Flying Cloud
Denver , Colorado
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,149
Images: 20
Tow 'em while they're HOT! Have a wonderful trip. I'm looking forward to the travelogue.
__________________
Fred Coldwell, WBCCI #1510, AIR #2675
Denver, Colorado - WBCCI Unit 24
Airstream Life "Old Aluminum"
Airstream Life
"From the Archives"
47WeeWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 05:23 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,099
Images: 21
Luke the Border Collie wishes Mac a good trip. I wish the humans a good trip.
__________________
Wayne&Sam is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 06:12 PM   #8
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,325
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Gone to the dogs

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wayne&Sam
Luke the Border Collie wishes Mac a good trip. I wish the humans a good trip.
Mac has known we were going for three days now. All I did was move the Airstream into the driveway...he won't let me get more that 3 feet from him. He has been carrying a ball the whole time. I guess with that in his mouth he's got all of his stuff packed
Attached Images
 
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2007, 06:14 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Wayne&Sam's Avatar
 
2014 25' Flying Cloud
Cuddebackville , New York
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3,099
Images: 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by HiHoAgRV
Mac has known we were going for three days now. All I did was move the Airstream into the driveway...he won't let me get more that 3 feet from him. He has been carrying a ball the whole time. I guess with that in his mouth he's got all of his stuff packed
Been there.
__________________
Wayne&Sam is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2007, 06:44 AM   #10
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,325
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Day 1

First leg of the trip was a stop in Starkville, Mississippi, to attend the wedding of dear friends oldest son.

Next stop, Tishomingo State Park, at Milepost 304 along the Natchez Trace Parkway. Nice campground …exploring the area and trails led us to massive rock formations blanketed in moss. One trail in particular was a stairway carved out of rock that led to an impressive overhang …… further exploring led us to a swinging bridge built in 1939 which crosses a small creek. We feel like royalty having the entire campground to ourselves, for $16. Remote? No cell coverage!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0097sm.JPG
Views:	77
Size:	33.1 KB
ID:	43110   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0128sm.JPG
Views:	90
Size:	23.9 KB
ID:	43111  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0131sm.JPG
Views:	80
Size:	37.7 KB
ID:	43112   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0145sm.JPG
Views:	85
Size:	36.1 KB
ID:	43113  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0148sm.JPG
Views:	88
Size:	27.1 KB
ID:	43114   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0157sm.JPG
Views:	95
Size:	25.4 KB
ID:	43115  

__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2007, 08:54 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
Ganglin's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Central , Ohio
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 2,365
Images: 13
Kewl pics. Mac looks ready to roll.....
__________________
Ganglin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2007, 09:27 AM   #12
Rivet Master
 
cameront120's Avatar
 
1972 25' Tradewind
North Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3,422
Images: 23
What a beautiful campsite! Thanks for sharing your trip!
__________________
Cameron & the Labradors, Kai & Samm
North Vancouver, BC
Live! Life's a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! - Mame Dennis
cameront120 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2007, 07:17 PM   #13
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,325
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Day 2

Day 2
About 10 degrees cooler today. We did see 103 degrees yesterday.

On the road north up the Natchez Trace toward Nashville. Stopped at a bunch of roadside areas but the best was Fall hollow between mile post 391 and 392--a waterfall scene nestled among the woods along a short “unimproved path” worth the small hike though-two different falls.

Interstate through Nashville was fun (not!). Saw an Argosy headed south but the rest of the USA was headed north with us .

The Bluegrass Parkway from Elizabeth KY to Bardstown is a great smooth drive. Tonight’s stay is at the My Old Kentucky Home State park. 20’ behind our camper is Tee #1 so we are basically camping on a golf course! 7:30 pm and we are wiped out – when does the sun set here?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0195.JPG
Views:	86
Size:	30.0 KB
ID:	43165   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0201.JPG
Views:	87
Size:	16.6 KB
ID:	43166  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0209.JPG
Views:	80
Size:	32.6 KB
ID:	43167  
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2007, 08:17 PM   #14
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,325
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
day 3

Slept in late. We decided to go for a tour of one of the finer facilities in Kentucky, Makers Mark Whiskey. Hint- don’t tow to the facility! It’s about 20 miles but will take 40 minutes to get there due to the twisty road. We were 5 minutes late for one of the tours and would have to wait for the next, then a 1 hour tour, then 40 minutes back to the campsite… we ended up skipping the tour and just hitting the gift shop for a DIY waxed bottle of their finest.

The Bluegrass Parkway gets a little rough in places but nothing like I64 just west of Huntington WV. If you see a sign that says “Rough Road” believe me it is the understatement of the day. It should say “Sections Missing”. Tonight we are at a small road side park 2 miles west of Winfield, 30A, water and sewer for $15. Nothing fancy but convenient.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0226.JPG
Views:	80
Size:	35.2 KB
ID:	43276   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0229.JPG
Views:	82
Size:	21.8 KB
ID:	43277  

__________________

__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First shower in my 1975 Overlander !!! pjtaia Our Community 14 07-05-2015 01:46 PM
Shower head problems Pahaska Our Community 25 08-26-2002 11:43 AM
Shower head Pahaska 2002 - 2005 International 0 08-24-2002 05:13 PM
Shower head Pahaska 2002 - 2005 International 0 08-24-2002 05:12 PM
Clutch head screws Zed2 Windows & Screens 4 08-23-2002 06:16 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.