Home Is Where We Park It:  Blackwater River State Park

Date:  May 3, 2019

Travel Day – Making It Like Home

Miles:  240

Travel Time: 4 Hours

Weather: Temperature in the mid to high 80’s,  No rain

May 2nd, time to move west.  We were up at the usual time, taking it easy, packing up, getting ready to get on the road.  Another beautiful day to give the good Lord thanks for.

We were leaving a day early not knowing whether we would be able to get into our site when we arrived but we had a plan B just in case.  We didn’t even know if we were going to drive straight thru.  We had picked a midway point thinking we would decide when we reached it if we would go all the way.

All packed up we got on the road knowing at some point we would have to stop first for gas.   Traffic on Route 10 was light, no construction, no accidents to slow us down.  Our pit stop for gas was at a Flying J with dedicated RV lanes for gas.  Sweet!  We were in and out in no time.

We reached our midway point and decided to press on.  I was felling great and besides which we were now in the Central Time Zone so had gained an hour.  This time change sort of threw us for a loop later and in fact a day later we’er still adjusting to it.

Some four hours later we were nearing the end, time now to make a call and find out if we could get in a day early.  We called Blackwater and they told us to come on in they would find a site for us.  This is were the trip got interesting.

Blackwater River State Park as we found out is really off the beaten path and out in the middle of nowhere.  I began to wonder what in the world had I gotten us into.   Finally,

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the sign to the park appeared, at last I thought we’re here.  Nope.  4 miles of very narrow, twisty road and then we were there.  Oh, but was the trip worth it.  This is a fantastic state park which is beyond description.  It is just that beautiful.

We’re now settled in for the next seven days at site #4.


It is hard packed gravel, dead level, jacks down just to keep from getting sea-sick, FHU with everything right where you need it.  Great site separation.  Full shade.  Yup Gertrude is out there doing her thing with a clear view of the southern sky.  How can you go wrong for $11 a day!

This is a part of the park directly across from us.


So we’re now home for the next week and loving it.  We’ll take a day to get adjusted, plan what sight-seeing we’re going to do, and discover what trails there are to hike.  Why, I might even look into renting a canoe for a couple of hours.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement.  It was a fantastic day in every way.  Once again we were on the road making memories for a lifetime.  We are so blessed and give thanks to God everyday for the wonderful life we live.

Thanks for joining us on our journey.  Stay tuned for more coming up tomorrow.

These are the voyages of  Graybeard and it’s occupants, four paws and two humans.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have not been before

See you on down the road


  1. Looks like a nice park. Sometimes the end result is worth those narrow twisty roads. I remind Hoag at times that we can go slowly because “WE’RE RETIRED” I’m also glad Gertrude is out there so you can watch Jeopardy. Isn’t James exciting!?!? Have a great weekend.


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