Thursday, August 6, 2009

Vacation Time

Ronnie and I were able to get away last weekend. We visited Natural Tunnel State Park, near Duffield, VA. It's less than an hour's drive north of I-81 on I-26 / US 23 to the park. There is a campground there, no reservations, water and electric, able to accommodate most rigs. The chairlift ride to the tunnel entrance was down about 350 ft from the museum and gift shop. All the trails to view the tunnel, amphiteater, and Lover's Leap were less than a half mile and easily walked by most people. Trains carry coal through this tunnel up to ten times a day. The tracks were laid here in the late 1800's. A roaring creek also passes through the tunnel.
The park also has a reconstructed log cabin donated by the the Carter family. On the property, there is also a replica of a Blockhouse fortification from the pioneer days, when Daniel Boone was blazing trails to the west in Indian country. There is also a swimming pool complex near the campground.
If you're in the area, it's definitely worth your time to check this natural wonder out.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Nothing New (an Understatement)

For those of you that have been waiting for an update, here it is.  

I have been busy with other projects and have been away from the computer.  Customer # 1's trailer has left my shop and I am readying trailer # 2 for it's repairs.  check out

I attended the Dogwoods and Bluegrass Airforums rally about 2 weekends ago. Unfortunately, my digital camera had other ideas (operator error) and I have no pictures to document this beautiful place.  If you get a chance to go to Natural Bridge State Park, in Slade, KY stay at the  Middlefork Campground.  There is a nice stream running through the campground and all the sites are nearly level.  I would advise bringing an extra length of electric cord and water hose, as the hookups are laid out in a challenging fashion.  I took the 18' Caravel to this rally.  It handles great in the mountains.

I managed to thin the herd by a few this year.  I have sold an Avion and two Argosy trailers. However, I traded for a 1957 Airstream Bubble in the last deal.  It is a piece of work (aren't they all) and basically just a shell.  It has the rear bed platform, kitchen table, wardrobe, 2 aluminum overhead lockers, and one original Humphrey Gas Light with globe.  The body is fairly intact for a 52 year old trailer.  It is needing a lot of TLC and has it's share of missing rivets. 

I'll try to be a bit more timely in posting.. Thanks for looking in on me.  Kevin