Before we leave for Danville, Virginia on the 1st of May, the Mayor of Eden, John Grogan came to visit us at the Hampton. Ms. Duncan also came to see Bill off, and got to ride Blackie. Bill saw “lots of old farms, colonial houses and barns, deer, turkey; the heart land of Virginia and North Carolina. The rolling hills where a bit tough going.”
Brenda made a rest stop between Eden and Danville, but when Bill arrived he set us on. We drove to the intersection of 770 and 58. There was quite a bit of traffic and so Brenda made a quick decision to drive across the road to Faith Memorial Baptist Church. Brenda made calls to some leads, but nothing paned out, so she got permission to stay outside the church, rather then try to find a place farther in town.
In the morning Charles and Luise Bliss came to see us off. Will Roberts with Rawhide Ridge Farm stopped by with enough feed to finish the journey. Wow thanks! Mr. and Mrs. Bliss gave Bill a route that would allow him to circumvent the majority of the Danville traffic. They directed Bill north on 863, and he skipped around Danville and we were able to save some miles.
We made it around Danville and found a campground called White Oak Mountain Family Campground. We don't know the details, but this place looks like it's being setup for out door concerts. The campsites had power and water, unfortunately the outlets where for RV's only. Still this was a quite place in contrast the the church near Danville which was next to a noisy highway. I took Tiger with me for a hike to a hill that overlooked the area.
05-01-08 - 05-02-08