2021 - 2022 Trip To The Southwest 

Day 187, Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, VA

2011 Trip across the US
2012 Trip across the US
2014 Trip across the US
2015 Trip to Alaska
2015-16 Southwest Trip
2016 New England Trip
2016 - 17 Southwest Trip
2017 - 18 Trip to Pick Up a New Escape 21 Trailer & More
2018 - 19 Trip to Winnipeg & the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta
2019 - 20 Trip to the Southwest
Other Trips



Monday, April 25, Hungry Mother State Park, Marion, VA - 188 Miles, 7,122.2 Miles for the Trip

Taking US 321 to US 411 near Maryville, then TN 338 & TN 66 to I 40 does let us bypass Knoxville, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville, but it adds almost an hour to the calculated trip. That said (well typed), calculations don't mean much through any of the fore mentioned places - all can have minutes, even hours of stop & go traffic. Very light traffic until the end of TN 66 & on I 40 / I 81.

We stopped in the Marion Walmart. I forgot that it is a like a "Neighborhood" Walmart in that the grocery section is very limited (no bakery, deli, or fresh meat) but there is an Ingles next door.

We arrived at Hungry Mother, Camp Burson around 3:00. We are set up in sites 16 & 17 for one night, full hookups level sites on gravel for $52.39. They even have a separate paved parking area for a second vehicle (or your tow if you have a long trailer or tow behind a Class A or C.) A Dogwood tree in bloom next to my site.

Me in Site 16 Guido's in Site 17 Dogwood Tree

I got a chance to look at a Blackstone 17" griddle with a side burner. While I like the idea, it is huge. I'd have to get rid of far too much stuff to fit it in the truck.

Dinner was cheese brats & Bush beans with applesauce or peaches for dessert.

Until Tomorrow -



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