Once we left Asheville, Ron and I decided to try Bandits Roost Campground in Wilkesboro, N.C. The campground, a Corp of Engineer park on the W. Scott Kerr Reservoir, is located in the Yadkin River Valley. It sure lived up to its good reviews with spacious sites surrounded by forested areas. Our long time friends from Willow Spring, Brooks and Christy, were also planning to be in the North Wilkesboro area that same week. We made plans to meet up and we had a great time exploring the mountain communities of Todd, Valle Crucis and the Blue Ridge Parkway. There were lots of laughs around the campfire!
Being out in the natural surroundings of Bandits Roost was refreshing especially after the tight sites at Taps RV Park in Asheville. Little Boy was more excited than us to be out in the woods.
He enjoyed several walks around the campsites, pretended to hunted a squirrel and caught some crickets.
After a quick visit with my Mom in Coats, we eased on down the road to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Ron selected OBX Campground in Kill Devil Hills. This rather new campground is located on Colington Island close to the Wright Brothers Memorial. It has spacious sites, a fishing pier, wifi plus it is so quiet. Ron has fishing plans for the campground's pier and of course surf fishing. It has been many years since we have been to this part of North Carolina. We hope to revisit the Wright Brothers Memorial, Jockey's Ridge, the lighthouses and also find lots of fresh seafood. We plan to be here a month to explore all these places and maybe even find some new ones.