Asheville and Mama Gertie’s

First Camp Fire
First Camp Fire

We are trying to take one trip every four to six weeks while we wait for our new coach to be built, and also to take a break from getting our house ready for the market next Spring.  Since it gets so hot in Georgia during the summer, we decided to go a little north and to the mountains.  We are staying for a week in Asheville, NC.  We passed through here on our return from the RV Dreams rally in April but never stopped.  Liz was here briefly once with our daughter in law while traveling, but never saw any sights.  Everyone told us it was beautiful and they were right!

View from the Top
View from the Top

We are staying at a place called, Mama Gertie’s Hideaway which is spectacular.  The campground is up to date, meticulously maintained, and literally cut out of the side of

Looking at Campers on Lower Level
Looking at Campers on Lower Level

a mountain.  The Wifi is one of the best, if not the best, that we have ever experienced.  We have a premium site at the top overlooking the Blue Ridge mountains that is great.  It is a little pricey at $55 for a night or $330 for a week, but we think its well worth it.  They also have some super premium sites that have a small deck and porch swing so you can leisurely enjoy the mountain view.  They do have some less expensive sites at the bottom of the mountain that are nice, but have no view.  However, be prepared for a steep climb up to the sites at the top.  I wasn’t sure my F-150 Continue reading Asheville and Mama Gertie’s

Well, We Did It…

2016 Ventana
2016 Ventana

Over the weekend Liz and I negotiated the final price for our new motorhome and today we put down a deposit and placed our special order.  We decided on a 2016 Newmar Ventana 4041.  This is a new floor plan for Newmar this year and adds additional storage over other models, but sacrifices part of the seating area.  We decided that 90% of the time it is just the two us and there is plenty of seating for us, and at least one or two more couples.  If we have more than that we normally set outside anyway.  Therefore, we decided the storage space was more important.  Below is a link to some pictures of the new models and the floor plans posted on one of the dealer’s websites.  Newmar has yet to Continue reading Well, We Did It…