The last few days have been just traveling. When we left the Mount Vernon area we headed south and west thinking we will go find the Biltmore Estate at Asheville, North Carolina.
We’ve been fighting a slow leak in one tire on our car so stopped at the Auto Center of a Walmart at South Hill, Virginia, to have it looked at. They found a small nail and fixed it up for us. Then, since it was late, we just spent the night in their parking lot.
The next day we booked a overnight stay at a nice site at Midway Campground in Statesville, North Carolina. We’re not making long distance drives, just taking our time.
Moving on in the morning we headed west toward Asheville, North Carolina. It was looking foggy, but not so. There are some wildfires in the forest not all that far from here. Should we stay? Or just keep going?
When we got to Asheville the smoke seemed lighter so we decided to stay and chose a campground and booked two nights for now.
On the other side of the highway from the RV park is a large Farmers Market. It’s open all day, 7 days a week, all year round. It was near closing time but we decided to go anyway to have a look around. This is one of four regional Farmers Markets owned by the State of North Carolina and operated by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services.
- Distance from Mount Vernon: 480 miles
- Tire Fix: $10
- Lodging: $37 @ Midway
- Lodging: $90 @ Asheville Bear Creek for two nights
- Gasoline: $93 @ $1.89
- Gasoline: $75 @ $2.09