Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Overnight at Verona, Virginia

The ride on Monday was nice but in the afternoon, I had a terrible sleepy spell and couldn't stay awake unless I laid down to take a nap. We entered Virginia in the early afternoon and stopped in the Virginia Welcome Center for brochures and maps. We ate lunch on the road and ran Blackie through her gears but failed to return her to "Neutral" and caused a screeching pull as we attempted to pull away. We both knew this accident would happen at some point. Maybe now we won't make that mistake again. It was scary.

After eating supper in a truck stop parking lot, we pulled into Sheanandoah Valley Good Sam Campground in Verona, Virginia around 6:30 p.m. and paid $35 to overnight in site #114 with water and 30 amp service. The weather was frightfully hot and muggy and it took a long time to get the coach cooled. Turned out there was a switch left on in the campsite power box. Wayne found it and restored our power. The campground showers were small but clean and I found myself with a headache and went to bed early.

We were up early and left the campground at 9 a.m. We're now on Eastern Daylight Savings Time. The ODO is at 9,209.2. Today, Tuesday, July 7 is going to be very hot again and we just passed an "Ozone Warning" sign. The Shenandoah Valley is beautiful, but the haze keeps us from seeing much of the beautiful mountains along our east and west.

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