Travel Stage: Just left Virginia and head south to Lexington, NC. This is the first of two planned stops in North Carolina.
Travel Date Range: Nov 9 – Nov 23, 2015
Summary: We start exploring North Carolina from our campground in Lexington. We experience NC BBQ and wine, win a photo contest, visit the Research Triangle, and reflect on moving south for the winter when the first snowstorm hits our home state.
Now a year later in November 2015, he found himself in the Old North State again. North Carolina had always been a destination on our travel map. Our family friends joked that we should save it for the end of our journey, because we were sure to fall in love with the place and want to stay. Our friends in Cornelius had offered a place to boondock on their farm and join them for Thanksgiving at the end of the month. However, we had one more stop planned before we got there.
Our Campground and Site(s)
We also visited the Bob Timberlake Gallery in town, and Childress Vineyards.
The town was also home to Childress Vineyards. The vineyard is owned by and named after the former NASCAR driver Richard Childress. While we aren’t NASCAR fans, we were a fan of their wine. We tasted, toured, and greatly enjoyed the winery. As it happened, we visited on the day of their Holiday Open House. They were having a photo/social media contest, and the winners would receive a gift card to use in the winery or restaurant. A whole bunch of pictures and social media posting later, we won! Can we say we are “award-winning photographers” now? #ChildressCheer
Having fun with our awesome wine steward, Rachel!
RV Love & Roaming Free in an RV
Roaming Free in a RV
Downtown was hip and edgy, with historical buildings turned into entertainment centers with restaurants and shops. For example, there was a former site for the Lucky Strike cigarette factory, but has since been turned into a historical district with tables, chairs, fountains, and decorations.
Moving South for the Winter