One week ago we are in the middle of the LBL rally. We are first timers to this gathering but it does not feel new as many long time friends are already there.
The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area was created by the federal government in the 60’s. It’s the area between the Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers before the rivers flow into the Ohio. There are 170,000 acres, 300 miles of shoreline and 500 miles of trails between the rivers. This link gives a 15 minute video of the area.
Piney Campground, located near Dover, TN is a 5 plus hour drive for us, mostly on I-24 W. Our only problem is Nashville traffic which is worse since our last trek through town.
It’s a huge campground! We back in and see no water hookup…after another tour of the loop, we settle in with a full tank.
Soon after arriving I discover my Nikon camera is not functioning!! The Sigma lens is not telescoping. Resorting to the Canon point and shoot, I find it’s not cooperating… telling me to charge an already full battery. Frustrated, I do the best I can with photos.
View from our friends’ campsite.
This rally has a variety of trailers attending…one even pulled by a model T! The group has many activities to attend including a raffle and Dutch oven demonstration.
Notice the jackets! We went from running the A/C to running the heater in just 24 hours!
Took a drive up the Trace to see the buffalo. This herd is on the main road close to the Homeplace, a 1850’s farm.
It’s raining off and on during our visit to the old farm. Enjoyed seeing the old buildings.
Loved seeing this old farm. It’s the only attraction we managed to squeeze in….lots to do in the campground!
Next week we will be journeying to the Cherokee, NC rally. This is our fifth year to attend and my first year as a rally host.
Will see how it goes….this may be my first and last encounter with rally leadership!!! Meanwhile I must go find a new camera lens!