Thumper Day 1, Asheville, NC, April 3rd

The Journey Begins!!! 273 miles today, 273 miles total.
Thumper, our RV,  began hopping down the trail settling in Asheville, North Carolina. Our campsite is along the banks of the French Broad River, the waters in which my father, “Daddy Rock,”  was baptized as a child. You can see the river in the background  of our site behind our 24 foot “Thumper” at  Wilson’s Riverfront RV Campground.  After hooking up electricity, water, & sewer lines, we took a nice 2 & 1/2  mile stroll along the river banks.
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We met my 1st cousin, Kathy, & her husband, David, to go visit our family’s Asheville Coal and Ice Company buildings down by the river. The ice plant is long gone with only the smoke stack still standing and the coal plant has trees growing from the roof!?!?
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After a Sunny Point Cafe meal in west Asheville, we returned for our honeymoon night of the trip. Heading over the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee for the Blue Grass of Kentucky tomorrow. m, b & t
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travel’s sake.  The great affair is to move.”  -Robert Louis Stevenson

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