Saturday, October 5, 2013

Where we stayed...the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia

On one of our travel days, it struck me that we: woke up in North Carolina, spent the day in Tennessee, and went to sleep that night in Virginia.  Not your average day :). 

After leaving Cherokee, North Carolina, and spending the day in Greeneville, Tennessee, our next overnight stop was in Staunton, Virginia.  We were looking to spend a few nights in the Shenandoah Valley area and when we went online, we realized that we had ended up in exactly the same spot that we had contemplated beginning our time on the road a year ago.  We had debated going east instead of west last year, and had checked on reservations at the Staunton/Walnut Hills KOA.  Not thinking of that when we were looking for a campground this time, we just so happened to end up at the very same place exactly a year later!  It's funny how things work out sometimes.

Anyway, the area around the campground was very pretty.  Lots of rolling hills and farms...

The only site available for the days we needed to stay was what they called a VIK site.  Very Important Kamper I guess is what that means?  I don't know.  We were led to our site by someone on a golf cart down a long winding road through an open grassy field, some trees, up a hill...then we had to wait for them to take down a chain that they put across each of the VIK sites.  I guess this is to make it feel more "special" or something (hehehe).  I am teasing, but it was a nice site.  It was long enough for us to park the truck, camper, and my car all in a row.  It also came with a patio area with a big table, a wooden loveseat thing, a little fire pit, and a full size gas grill.  The laundry room was a stone's throw from our site, so that was nice.

In the evenings, after a day of sight seeing, we would go back to our site and let the kids play while we grilled something up for dinner (and quickly tossed a few loads of clothes on to wash).

I had some left over glow sticks from the 4th of July and it was the perfect time to get them out.  The kids had so much fun with them...

Our site up on the hill was very quiet and peaceful.  We would absolutely stop for a night (or more) at the Walnut Hills KOA if we ever find ourselves in the area again :).

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