Robin and Darrell Melton (Alumni)
The RV group was formed in late 2020. The group shares information on all things RVing and Camping. Group members do not have to have an RV. We have social gatherings to talk all things RVing and share out RV adventures. We plan short trips to nearby points of interest in North Carolina and surrounding States. Members of the group vary in RV experience.
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Chinese Lantern Festival - Cary, NC (January 5-6, 2022)
We traveled to Cary, NC at the beginning of the New Year to attend the Chinese Lantern Festival. Our Campground for this trip was Jordan Lake Recreation Area (Crosswinds Campground.). This is a huge State run recreation area, with 5 separate campgrounds, tons of outdoor opportunities, and in close proximity to the Raleigh area. The Lantern festival is an annual event held in Cary usually from mid - November to the second weekend in January. On this trip our campers enjoyed various activities on their own during the day. Some went Eagle watching and Letterboxing and others slipped into a nearby Meadery for a tasting in Pittsboro. In the evening we enjoyed a meet and greet and then attended the Lantern Festival.
Trip to Murrell's Inlet, SC and Night of a Thousand Candles (December 15-17)
Five RVers from our group attended this outing. We enjoyed absolutely fabulous weather for December, beautiful and sunny and in the 70's. Joining this trip were the Melton, Elkin, Larcheveque, Krauss, and Greenspan families.
Some highlights from this trip - fabulous beach weather lead to morning and afternoon lounging on the beach. Dinner at Rustic Table
in Pawleys Island, exploration of Atalaya
, and of course Night of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens
Pictures are attached for our last trip
Mt. Airy, NC - Boyhood home of Andy Griffith and inspirations for MayBerry!
This was a wonderful step back in time to an old TV show - the Andy Griffith Show! Mt. Airy, NC is the inspiration for the town in the Andy Griffith Show!
at Mayberry Campground
. These folks could not have been better to work with when planning a group trip and they were just as welcoming when we got on site!
We enjoyed a fantastic Trolley Tour
with Good Time Trolley
Werner went above and beyond, picking us up at the campground, sharing great stories, and even dropping us at our lunch locations of choice and picking us up after words!
Some adventures that everyone enjoyed - The Andy Griffith Museum, Downtown Mt. Airy, White Elephant Beer Company, Round Peak Vineyard, and Pilot Mountain State Park!
We sampled the local wine, the local brews, and tasted Moonshine pie and Moonshine Ice Cream! We even sat at Andy's desk and posed for pictures in the jail cell so often enjoyed by Otis!
My Ah Ha moment for this trip - in the Andy Griffith show they often traveled to the big town of Mount Pilot - well that town is actually called Pilot Mountain and it is much smaller than Mt. Airy in reality!
Our special treat on this trip
- Jon brought his banjo along hoping to jam at the White Elephant,
but alas no one else came to play, so we had our own private musical offering!