Kentucky, Ohio, WVa, Tenn loop report.
We just completed an short loop from NC through West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. We thoroughly enjoyed the nice weather and beautiful mountains, rivers and horse farms we saw along the way. The WV mountains are much more rugged and with less cutesy shops and tourist traps than the more southern mountains in NC and TN. We drove along the Ohio River Scenic Byway for many miles enjoying the great views. We spend a couple of days in the Cincinnati area and drove down the River Road on the Indiana side of the River stopping at a little town called Rising Sun with a very nice park area right on the river.
3 days near Frankfort KY was next so we spend a couple of those days driving around seeing some of the fabulous horse farms near Lexington. Also drove over to Louisville to see Churchill Downs. I must say that in that part of central KY we encountered some of the friendliest folks we have met in all our years of camping, both in and out of the campground.
On the way back to NC we stopped at a new RV resort near I-40 close to the Gatlinburg/Sevierville exits. The RV resort was nice, but what a mess the traffic was on and near I-40. Stop and go for 40 or so miles through that area. I was glad to get off that slab and get back on some lesser traveled roads.
Good time was had by all and can't wait to go to that area again.
Chuck & Pam (the people) - Bobbie the Cat
2016 Tiffin Allegro 32SA & Nissan Frontier