It was a relatively short drive from Norlina to Selma NC – about 100 miles the way we came – and Billie had some driving adventures. A missed turn in one small town allowed her to practice several right and left turns on narrower streets. Then there was the hailstorm. (So glad I wasn’t driving!)
We arrived at RVacation RV park in Selma by mid-afternoon to sunshine and (at last) warmer weather. We are southeast of Raleigh and near several very good bike trails.
We like our campsite, there is a bank of trees and shrubs on the side we use the most.
We drove a little over 100 miles to Norlina NC to a Harvest Host: Seven Springs Farm & Vineyard.
We arrived before noon because a special event was going to happen in the afternoon. Our site was near the road, next to several rows of grapevines which were just beginning to leaf out.
There was very little to set up today with no electric, water, or sewer; a bit of automatic leveling.
We were soon ready to explore the property and find out about the event that was about to start happening. Preston, the owner, told us to come on up and enjoy all that was about to happen, about 700 hundred people were coming for brunch. 700! What an amazing experience we were about to have. A complete surprise that we never expected.
Back in Sacramento California, the miles are piling up. Sunday April 11 – Jodi rode her greatest distance so far:
Monday – Jonathan took a picture of Dani, Kathy, Rich, Cindy, Cheryl:
Tuesday – Cheryl, Kathy, Cindy, Dani:
Wednesday – Dani, Cheryl, Kathy, Jonathan:
Thursday – Cheryl took this picture of Jonathan, Kathy, and Dani:
A special ride on Friday – the Tour of W Sacramento has been renamed the Goat Ride after Cheryl, Dani, Kathy, and Jonathan slowed down on the Clarksburg Trail to watch a herd of goats brought in to eat the grass.
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.