This 52-mile trail goes from the first capital of Virginia in Jamestown to the current capital in Richmond. Today we started in the middle at Charles City and rode west toward Richmond from Mile Marker 20 – MM 40 at Four Mile Creek Park. Twelve more miles to Richmond, but it gets quite hilly. Today’s ride was hilly enough.
Our turn-around point was at Four Mile Creek Park where we rested for about 30 minutes, ate our lunch and visited with a couple from Alexandria who were riding the entire trail, but in shorter segments over a few days.
Somewhere in the distance in Shirley Plantation. There were several plantations along our route.
Back at Charles City. 40 miles complete – the longest ride for both of us so far this year. Yes, a few body parts are sore and a very good night’s sleep is ahead.
There are 12 rigs here at Outlander’s River Camp, all from an RV group called Blue Ridge Winnie’s.
Billie has been a member for over a year, then winter and the pandemic meant many canceled events. This is Billie’s fifth campout with this group since last August so she’s made some good friends and she doesn’t know when she will see them again. Tonight was a potluck – Italian food.
This afternoon we went up the road to Cooter’s to listen to some country music. Remember Cooter from the Dukes of Hazzard?
Ben Lewis played the part of Cooter Davenport in the Dukes of Hazzard, a popular television show that ran from 1979-1985. Justin is a fan, he probably watched it from ages 4-10. Ben Lewis was also in the US House of Representatives from 1989-1993. He will be 80 years old in August.
The music was really good. Every band member was great. Cooter came out for about an hour, sang and told stories.