Date Range: Nov 23 – December 18
Summary: After leaving our campground in Lexington, we go to Huntersville to boondock on a friend’s property, which will hereafter be referred to as “The Farm.” We have a lot of fun at the Farm and Lake Norman, meet some more full-time RVers, and do some manual labor to refill the coffers ;).
About the water and electric bit – we filled up our 100 gallon fresh water tank before we left our last campground and we have our wonderful Honda generator to supply electricity when we need it. (We can run it about 8 hours per gallon of gas on average!) We draw straws for who has to go start it in the morning and shut it down at night 😉
…we have been exploring the area a bit. We’ve so far stuck to the Huntersville-Cornelius-Davidson area, which is along the southeast shorline of Lake Norman.
Lake Norman is a gigantic lake formed by the damming of the Catawba River between 1959 and 1964 as part of the construction of the Cowans Ford Dam by Duke Energy. So it is essentially a man-flooded river, and there were literally roads and trees that used to be under its surface. I guess they even found an airplane down there. Whoops!
It has 520 miles of shoreline and a surface area of more than 50 square miles!
Recently we’ve had some spectacular sunny and seventy+ degree December days, and we’ve had the amazing opportunity to spend these days on our friend’s boat. We took a quick trip over to see the energy plant and the dam, and to see some of the other residences and sights on the lake…
This is the place our friends joked that we might fall in love with and end up staying before our journey began. These friends were looking find a place 5 years ago to open a restaurant and perhaps a bed and breakfast. They found the charming town of Davidson, and now own a restaurant on Main Street. It is called The Pickled Peach, and if you are in the area you need to make sure you stop in and try their food! It is delicious, honest, homemade food sourced from local farmers and merchants. Yum!
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