Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Tuesday, September 16 – We pulled up the jacks and pulled out of the driveway at 7:00 am this morning. We jumped on Interstate 77 South bound heading out of Ohio. Our Ford 350 did a great job with the mountains of West Virginia. We sure love the exhaust brake holding us back as we go down those mountains. We passed up the familiar exit to Virginia Tech, where I youngest daughter spent four wonderful years. We soon pulled into Fort Chiswell RV Park in Wytheville, VA.

We are in Site 63, a FHU site. The sites are a little close together for our liking and for the price. They are gravel with gravel streets. They sure pack this place at night. What a money pit!

Site 63

Site 63

Looking right
Site 63

Looking left
Site 63

After unhooking and getting set-up, we headed to the Visitor's Center in Wytheville. Wytheville is a nice little, historic town. We drove around to look at some of the historic homes and buildings. There is a very nice walking/riding tour of the area. Maps available at the visitor's center.

Clarence Trinkle House now Barnett Funeral Home Barnett Funeral Home

Miller House, 1916
Miller House

Wytheville is located on one of the primary routes used by settlers as they made their way West. The County Courthouse is an imposing Classical Revival building located in the center of town.


We strolled down the brick sidewalk of Church Street where numerous churches line the street among many historic homes.


Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1838
Saint Paul United Methodist Church

Wytheville Baptist Church, 1883
Wytheville Baptist Church

Above the “World Famous” Skeeter Hotdog Restaurant (We'll sample their dogs in the next couple of days.) is the birthplace of Edith Bolling Wilson. She became the wife of President Woodrow Wilson in 1915.


Of course, we had to stop and see the”big pencil.” The giant #2 pencil hangs on the front of the Wytheville Office Supply store downtown. And, you must go inside the store to see the giant pair of scissors.

Wytheville Office Supply

giant sissors 

We were both exhausted! We forgot how tiring this traveling lifestyle is. We're chilling out this evening to rest up for additional sightseeing and some hiking the next couple of days.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!