Thursday, November 9, 2017

Stoney Creek Resort, Greenville, Virginia

Stoney Creek Resort is a Passport America participating campground in western Virginia off highway 64/81 not far from Shenandoah National Park and the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest. It’s a little ways off of the highway, and the hardest part getting to it is going through the town of Greenville. You have to turn on to/off of main street and the streets are NOT big rig friendly.

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When turning in to the resort, you see their office/club house/laundry building on the right and a pond on the left. The road you turn on to is full of pot holes. It was raining when we got there, which they can’t help, but they definitely need gravel to cover the holes and the mud. We encountered more pot holes throughout the drive to our site. The roads are narrow, so hopefully you don't meet another coach. There are a lot of seasonal and permanent campers in it, with a lot of stuff in their sites. The people we met in the office were very friendly. We did not use the restrooms or laundry.

We were in site  #159 with 30/50 amp, water and sewer. Verizon worked fine.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Paducah, Kentucky Flood Wall and Moonshine

We stopped in Paducah, KY as I had seen on Trip Advisor some pictures of their flood wall murals. There’s almost 50 of them that I took pictures of, but I’m not going to put them all on this blog post. I’ll add a link at the end of this post for all of the Paducah pictures.

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There was an American Queen ship in port while we were there, so there were buses and tourists around.

We walked around the “historic” area of town and stopped at The Moonshine Company. They give free tours and tasting, so we decided to try it. (It’s a little bit strong tasting!)

For the 2017-2018 Virtual Visitors Guide for Paducah, please click here.

For more pictures, please click here.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dr. Edmund A Babler Memorial State Park, Missouri

We used Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park as our base for sightseeing in St. Louis, MO. It is a private, wooded area on the outskirts of the city.  The Visitor Center was not open when we got there.

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We had 30/50 amp, Verizon cell service and the park had good wifi where we were, in site #8. (Campground map link). It was $23 on October 31st and $21 November 1st (off-season). There is a dump station, but the only water was at a camp host’s site.  

The cons – the campground is not really big rig friendly. There is a poor road entrance, sites not level and the only water we saw was at a camp host’s site. (Maybe that is a winter season thing?) The picture above of a gutter along the road – that’s what you have to drive across while turning a corner on to the camping road. There were so many lady bugs when we were there, Curt tried to chase them away before I closed the slides, and we still had loads inside the coach that we vacuumed up.
When we went in to St. Louis, we took a different highway than coming in to the park initially. It is a much better highway. Taking the Chesterfield Airport Road exit and Wild Horse Creek road is much better than coming in on North Eatherton Road.