Day 3 – Short Drive

We left campground after having breakfast at Mel’s Diner then got our on-the-road Starbucks.
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We departed the Pigeon Forge area Monday around 10 AM under cloudy skies that looked like rain and 67 degree weather. Theme parks are already open and families are waiting at the Fun Trolly stops. There is an amazing change in the traffic today in comparison to our arrival on Saturday.
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The drive from Pigeon Forge to northeastern Tennessee (I-40, then I-81) was an easy 105 miles on smooth interstate highways. Traffic was light to moderate, weather cooperated, and the scenery was great.
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Our site at Lakeview RV Park is at the back of the property close to the South Fork of the Holston River. You can see the river through the trees from the back of our site. The park is built on the side of a hill so the sites are tiered from top to bottom. There are two park hosts here. Roads are will maintained and wide.
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After arrival, setup, cleanup and a short rest. Carol and I took off for our friends Becky and Kevin Allsop who live on Boone Lake in Piney Flats about 5 miles south of here. GPS took us right their front door. Becky and I worked together at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi. She was the IT director who hired me as a computer trainer. We had a great time reminiscing over old times. Tuesday and Wednesday, they are showing us around the area. Becky is showing Carol how to use Pinterest on Facebook.
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That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by.

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