After we left New York, Tom decided to go south through the Appalachian Mountains. Just like in the Colorado Mountains, we couldn’t get cell or wi-fi in most places. So, I’ll tell you now about some of the places we stayed. The first place was in Pennsylvania, but dogs weren’t allowed in the nice part of the campground. Tom didn’t like it and we left after only a day.
Next, we moved to Cedar Creek State Park in West Virginia. I think it was our favorite stop along the way. Tom decided to stay a few extra days, even though we had to hike up out of the valley for Tom to use his phone. It was a really steep climb. Once, Tom slid part way down on his butt! I thought it was great fun and tried to get him to do it again, but he wouldn’t.
Also, there were these weird bugs that came out after the sun went down. They had little blinking lights on them! Normally I try to hunt any bugs I see, but there were too many! It just looked like a lot of blinking lights everywhere. Tom thought it was very pretty. He tried to take pictures, but couldn’t figure out how.
We did a lot of driving and hiking and stayed at a few other places. We drove through Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala Gorge. There were a lot of motorcycles driving around there, too. I guess it must be a really popular place for them.
Eventually, we came out of the mountains in Georgia, and Tom could use his phone from our campsite again. He spent the next few days catching up on all his busy stuff. I’m sure glad I don’t have to worry about that. When Tom couldn’t do his busy stuff, we took a lot more walks than usual. I like being off the grid!