So we bought a new camper, a Keystone Alpine 3901RE toyhauler. We weren’t looking to purchase a new one, but one of our favorite past times is walking through RV dealerships just to window shop. But we stumbled across this brand new 2017 with the most perfect layout for our lifestyle and it was marked WAY DOWN. So we jumped on the opportunity and we are so happy we did. I plan on posting a complete tour so you can really get a fill of the spaciousness and the layout.
After we picked up our new rig we headed to Jordan Lake State Park in Apex, NC. The campground was HUGE with really nice large sites and at only $23 a night. We really enjoyed our stay there. But the main event was our day at the University of North Carolina..Go Heels! BJ is a super fan and was kind of bummed we were there during the summer and couldn’t catch a game. But we made the most of our time, walking the campus, eating some good food and checking out the history of the university.
We only stayed in North Carolina for four days unfortunately and now were at our second Thousand Trails park in Williamsburg, VA. Once again we are very pleased with this park, the staff is super welcoming and there is an indoor and outdoor pool, they constantly have activities going on and a putt-putt course that you’d see along a tourist strip in a beach town. We got right down to visiting the historic triangle of Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown. The national park at the Jamestown Settlement was my favorite part. It felt so neat to be standing where the first settlers did and read all about their trials and tribulations. We got distracted while we were at the park with all the deer around, we saw at least 5 different families. I think we stood there just watching them for around 30 minutes, not sure why we are so fascinated with wildlife, but we are. LOL! The pictures don’t do it justice, I didn’t take as many as I should have, I just got caught up in it all. It is a must if you are ever in this area. Colonial Williamsburg is a living museum area where you can walk along the historic building lined streets while folks dressed in period garb walking around explaining what you’re looking at and experiencing. Just outside the colonial area are restaurants and stores in a downtown area that looks like it belongs in the 1600’s. We were exhausted by the end of the day from all the walking and the heat but it has been one of my favorite days so far.
We still have a few days left here in Williamsburg and then we’re headed to DC to tour the White House!!! Yes, we got accepted to tour the White House and the Capitol Building. We started squealing and high-fiving in the restaurant when we finally got the approval email, like we had just won a million dollars. There may have been some stares by nearby patrons, but oh well. It’ll be a once in a lifetime experience!!!