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Old 08-10-2007, 10:14 AM   #1
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My husband and I just got back from a trip to the mountains of western, NC. Since we are motorcyclists, this is a rider's paradise. We have been riding for 5 years and we always try to seek out new and fun rides.

We have a Mountain Aire motorhome, and pull our Harley-Davidson on a trailer behind it. The campground we chose to stay at is called Ironhorse Motorcycle Campground in Stecoah, NC (near Robbinsville). It's a motorcycle camground with tent & RV sites as well as cottages. One of the best campgrounds I have ever been to. A stream runs through it and it is painstakingly perfected as a rider's paradise. They serve meals and have a nice entertainment area.

Our daily rides (9 hour rides) included some of the best countryside we have ever seen. From lush, mountain views, to rivers and lakes. It was breathtaking all the way. The fresh mountain air was incredible. Our rides found us at Fontana Dam and resevoir, to highway 28 along the river and on to highway 129, the famous "tail of the dragon" with it's 311 curves in 18 miles. Then it was on to Cherohala Skyway and all it's unspoiled mountainous beauty. We rode through beautiful forests, quaint little towns, along wild water rapids, streams, creeks, out of the way little eating places for the trip of a lifetime.

I feel like the luckiest person on this earth. Riding America with the best husband in the world, doing two things we love...motorcycling and RVing. Oh but it gets NO better than this!!

See where all we've been. You should really see this area!!

If you would like to see more of my trip, please click onto my blog spot in my signature.








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My husband and I just got back from a trip to the mountains of western, NC. Since we are motorcyclists, this is a rider's paradise. We have been riding for 5 years and we always try to seek out new and fun rides.

We have a Mountain Aire motorhome, and pull our Harley-Davidson on a trailer behind it. The campground we chose to stay at is called Ironhorse Motorcycle Campground in Stecoah, NC (near Robbinsville). It's a motorcycle camground with tent & RV sites as well as cottages. One of the best campgrounds I have ever been to. A stream runs through it and it is painstakingly perfected as a rider's paradise. They serve meals and have a nice entertainment area.

Our daily rides (9 hour rides) included some of the best countryside we have ever seen. From lush, mountain views, to rivers and lakes. It was breathtaking all the way. The fresh mountain air was incredible. Our rides found us at Fontana Dam and resevoir, to highway 28 along the river and on to highway 129, the famous "tail of the dragon" with it's 311 curves in 18 miles. Then it was on to Cherohala Skyway and all it's unspoiled mountainous beauty. We rode through beautiful forests, quaint little towns, along wild water rapids, streams, creeks, out of the way little eating places for the trip of a lifetime.

I feel like the luckiest person on this earth. Riding America with the best husband in the world, doing two things we love...motorcycling and RVing. Oh but it gets NO better than this!!

See where all we've been. You should really see this area!!

If you would like to see more of my trip, please click onto my blog spot in my signature.








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Old 08-10-2007, 10:30 AM   #3
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H Rhonda,

WNC is a pretty area. If you're wanting an excuse to come back, there's an Appalachian Campers Rally being planned for August 23 - 26 in Whittier, NC.
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Glad to see you back over here where you belong!
Thanks for sharing..it makes me realize that SACSTC and I need to get to the east coast to take it all in!
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I spent a week in WNC, in June. I agree with your posts and the pics are great. Thanks for sharing.

If you need a reason to go back, the Newmar Kountry Klub will have its' North Carolina State Rally in Marion, NC. Rally details are:
October 11-14, 2007
Tom Johnson Rally Park
1885 US Highway 70 West
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Contact Billie Jean Millard
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Early and late stays are allowed.
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We spent a week in WNC in late May and enjoyed it very much. It is a beautiful area of the country.

I took a look at your blog. Lots of great pictures there. I also enjoyed reading your blog. You write well and I will check it again later for updates.

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The Cherohalla Skyway is a great place to go to see snow in the wintertime. SWNC gets very little snow accumulation. But with the higher altitude, that road "catches" most of the snow fall.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Hitchhiker:
H Rhonda,

WNC is a pretty area. If you're wanting an excuse to come back, there's an Appalachian Campers Rally being planned for August 23 - 26 in Whittier, NC. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gosh, I wish we could go! Unfortunately, it would be hard for us to go back that soon (it's about a 10 hour drive with our MH).
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
Glad to see you back over here where you belong!
Thanks for sharing..it makes me realize that SACSTC and I need to get to the east coast to take it all in! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wish you would come to the east coast. That way maybe we could meet you one day!

BTW, I posted a message to your blog. Nice blog!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GaryKD:
I spent a week in WNC, in June. I agree with your posts and the pics are great. Thanks for sharing.

If you need a reason to go back, the Newmar Kountry Klub will have its' North Carolina State Rally in Marion, NC. Rally details are:
October 11-14, 2007
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1885 US Highway 70 West
Marion, NC 28752

Contact Billie Jean Millard
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Doggone! Our reservations for that area (Mountain Stream campground) are for the last weekend in Oct!!). I wish we could go!!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Doggone! Our reservations for that area (Mountain Stream campground) are for the last weekend in Oct!!). I wish we could go!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

WELL...that's easy to fix...change your reservations, silly girl!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by psc907:
I took a look at your blog. Lots of great pictures there. I also enjoyed reading your blog. You write well and I will check it again later for updates.

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Thank you Paul!
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lorna:
The Cherohalla Skyway is a great place to go to see snow in the wintertime. SWNC gets very little snow accumulation. But with the higher altitude, that road "catches" most of the snow fall.

Former resident of Franklin, NC. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

To be honest, I'd be scared to death to ride that road if any snow was anywhere around. That road also has a lot of fog on it if you go early in the a.m. We waited til it lifted before we got on it. One thing about the mountains, I hate riding in the fog and avoid it if all possible. But the ride during clear weather is fantastic!! I really do love the area very much.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MonacoMama:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Doggone! Our reservations for that area (Mountain Stream campground) are for the last weekend in Oct!!). I wish we could go!! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

WELL...that's easy to fix...change your reservations, silly girl! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

You know, I might just look into that!
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