It took a long while to cool our rig down last night. Mark suspects we have mud daubers nested in one of our air-conditioners. We took the dogs with us when we went to Walmart for groceries. Coming back, we had so much stuff in the backseat that Robbie sat on my lap and BZ laid on the middle console. About 200 yards from our campground entrance on a big hill of the narrow road to Whispering Hills Mark pulled over so far I thought we were going into the ditch as a large SUV whizzed passed us and clipped our truck mirror! He stopped as did Mark. They decided that each had a broken mirror but no other damage fortunately so that was the end of it. However, we were a little shaken up. Kudos to our Dodge mirror design which folded in on impact. The glass broke, but didn't shatter. Mark was able to superglue it today so we could continue on with our trip. The other fellow was going way too fast for the conditions; we don't know how he hit our mirror but avoided our dually fenders. Mark figures he must've swerved at the last second when our mirrors hit. Anyway, we shall carry-on.
Sue, Wayne, Diane and Kris were playing dominoes last night. They had a boat ride in the Windsorcraft to visit Jill and Bob in Deception Bay. (We went to visit them by boat years ago but were chased away by a thunderstorm.) We waved to them from the dock but that was it as Wayne and Sue headed back for home.
Entering the Smokies
We will be staying at Pigeon Forge KOA campground, for two nights. It's a pricey bugger, $97 a night but with a furnished patio and barbecue! We're living large. 😜
Just 97 miles from Asheville ... hmmm
We arrived in KOA Pigeon Forge campground at 1 o'clock. It is a gorgeous place and totally full. It's a good thing we called two days ago to reserve.
Seiverville looking toward Pigeon Forge
The sky has a steely gray glow with 20 minutes to totality. Cool. 2:29 PM the katydids started singing!
Hey! Is that a UFO above the sun? Calling my Ancient Aliens pals ... 👽
(and NO HAT!) 😂
After the eclipse we had a late lunch of shrimp followed by a nap. Perhaps our clocks needed resetting after the eclipse. Ha ha ha.
Rod and Shay left a message that they closed on their property and were sitting on the patio overlooking the lake. They sounded so happy, and perhaps a little overwhelmed with where to start next. Congratulations you two! 👍🏻
We sat outside for happy hour and a salad ... no one ever said there isn't entertainment in an RV park. Heck "grandpa" next to us has 6 guests and 6 (big) dogs in a 24' travel trailer. 😱 Poor G'pa was outside walking around with his cane in the 89F heat. 😅
It's doggy bath night so I will close with an Arooooo