Wherever the Road Leads

Camping With Fred

… my newfound friend.

Wanting to see the Biltmore Estate was the reason for coming to the Asheville, North Carolina area. As usual, I looked for an out-of-the-way… translated: low cost… RV Park to come to.

Hominy Valley RV Park does indeed exist. It is about six RV spots occupied by permanent residents in RVs. Across the Pisgah Highway is the owner’s home. Fred has a beautiful, forty-foot motor home and he built an actual RV site for it behind his home. Being as he was running water, sewer, power and wi-fi for his own RV, he figured that he would build five more sites which he would allow “friends” to use.

The IRS knows full well about the six permanent RVers who stay at his business site, but it’s a little unclear about the status of his friends’ sites. For $40 a night, cash or check, no tax, I am Fred’s new friend.

Located next to Fred’s garage, this is perfectly acceptable: full hook up, wi-fi included site that is very private. The view is as scenic as this year’s changing color is going to get. It’s quieter than a cemetery… what more could you ask for?

In the small town of Candler North Carolina is a Post Office, a Shell station with reasonably-priced diesel, a Dollar General “Market” store, a drive-through Package Store, two grocery stores and a Pawn Shop that specializes in guns. I had to drive into Asheville to Staples to buy computer cables that didn’t make the journey south. The traffic and road construction made the price gouging at Staples even more intolerable.

I couldn’t wait to get back to the hills.

Here’s the site…



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  1. Alistair Mair  November 3, 2018

    Suits you current needs just fine.


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