We are ready to hit the trail for a Spring RV Trip to Great Smoky Mountains NP…

May 5, 2014

We got the RV back yesterday from Peco Campers in Tucker, Georgia.  We bought the RV from Peco 6 1/2 years ago, and they see to all of our maintenance and repairs.  All RV systems are checked and repaired, the outside of the RV is washed, and the inside has been thoroughly cleaned.

Our 5th wheel has never looked this good since the day we got it!!

Our 32 foot 5th wheel – all clean and ready to go!

Big Red (our F250 Turbo Diesel pickup truck that hauls the 5th wheel) got the all clear from Ford this morning (he developed an oil leak that had to be checked out.)

I had hoped to reach the Smokies by April 15th, in time for the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage but it just didn’t work out this year.  We will see different flowers blooming, the light green leaves of spring on the trees… by all accounts, it’s beautiful there right now!

The GSM site on Facebook reports Flame Azalea is blooming now and Mountain Laurel isn’t far behind… www.facebook.com/SmokyMountainsWildflowers

Flame Azalea, Blue Ridge Parkway, 6/4/07,  DSC_0238.jpg

About Holly Ritger

I am retired, enjoying being a grandmother, traveling to National Parks and other interesting places in our RV with my husband of 43 years, and visiting with friends and family. Hobbies: photography, learning about wildflowers and birds, and trees, and reading from my kindle.
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8 Responses to We are ready to hit the trail for a Spring RV Trip to Great Smoky Mountains NP…

  1. Holly, so glad you will be on the road again! Looking forward to following you along on your journey and can’t wait to see your wildflower photos! Safe travels!

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  2. Julie Franke says:

    Have a great trip Holly! You are living the good life, Take good care.


    • Holly Ritger says:

      Hey Julie… I can only agree! It’s soo good to be back in the camper again!! Enjoy the spring in Willow Mill. It’s so hard to leave in the spring when the yards and flowers are at their best! Enjoy ☺️


  3. Holly Ritger says:

    Thanks Beth… I have been enjoying your spring posts…


  4. Ingrid says:

    Love Azaleas…. Hope you see lots. Safe travels 🙂


  5. Frank & Ann Wolak says:

    We are jealous; wish we were on the road again. How long will you be gone?? We hope you will have a marvelous trip. ENJOY!! Ann & Frank


    • Holly Ritger says:

      This is a short two week trip in the Smokies. Susie and Hazel will be in town for a couple days after that and we want to come home and see them. We head out again mid-June or so and head to Nova Scotia or out west for a few months. Not sure yet…


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