Wednesday July 11th 2018
The real heat and humidity returned just in time for another hot travel day. It was back to the low 90s with high humidity today.
For some reason I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night and I was up early. It would have been a better use of my time to sleep in, because I didn’t have a lot of packing to do for my short travel day. Even taking the preparations slow, I was ready to leave a little after ten. With only one hundred miles to travel, that would have me arriving far to early. For once the change in time zone worked in my favor. About ten minutes into my travels the clock jumped by an hour. I arrived at my destination between 12:30 and 1PM.
The drive wasn’t long, but it was not easy driving. I had to cross the Knoxville metropolitan area from west to east. It was three and four lanes of full speed traffic on road surfaces that show the signs of heavy use. There were also enough trucks on the road to make staying out of their way difficult.
A little over two months ago I passed through Knoxville from south to north. Today I complete a loop that included part of the Midwest. I covered many miles to satisfy stops in southwest Michigan and mid Missouri. I’ve passed through a lot of new territory, but have cut a fairly narrow path. There are still many things to see and places to visit it the area I’ve passed through so far this summer.
I’m staying at the Riverside RV Park and Resort in Sevierville TN until Monday. The sites in this campground have the normal tight spacing of a commercial campground, but the utilities are good and I have a view of the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. This campground is about fifteen miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Unfortunately, to get there you have to drive through the amusement and entertainment area of Pigeon Forge. I was in this area in the fall about twelve or thirteen years ago. It will be interesting to see it again.