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.
Contact the group leader to be added to the RV group email.
Kentucky Derby Trip
Date - May 3-11
The RV Group's May trip was to Louisville KY - we attended the Kentucky Derby. Only two couples from the group did this trip. We had a blast. During the trip we attended both Oaks Day and Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs, we visited the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, we did Bourbon tastings and Tours at Angels Envy, Makers Mark, and Evan Williams. We did a Ghost Tour in Old Louisville, and we tried the famous Hot Brown Sandwich!
First Camping Trip of 2023
Date: March 12-16
Location: Outer banks
Oregon Inlet Campground - Group members received an email with detailed information.
Date: January 25th, 4-6 PM
Location: Freshwater Brewing Company
This was a gathering for folks to meet and to discuss upcoming trips.
RV Trip to the Biltmore in December
Date: December 4-8
Location: Biltmore Estate
I would like to share some of the activities from our most recent trip to Christmas at the Biltmore in Ashville, NC. The RV group members who attended, Elkins, Garneys, and the Meltons stayed at the KOA in East Ashville. It was a rainy 4 days but jam packed with activity!
- Dinners out at Wicked Weed Brewing and Tupelo Honey
- International Gingerbread Contest Winners review at the Omni Grove Inn - some amazing Gingerbread creations. (The winner was from NC!)
- Evening tour of the Biltmore all decked out for Christmas - stunning!
- North Carolina Arboretum Winter Lights - beautiful!
- Biltmore Gardens and Winery along with a little Christmas shopping in Biltmore Village.
It takes a village to plan these trips! Cathy E. found the Gingerbread information and winter lights, Mary G. hosted our final evening cocktail and nibbles gathering.
Great campground, fun area, and wonderful travel companions!
Attached are some photos you might enjoy!
Robin and Darrell Melton
Local Camping opportunity - Goose Creek State Park (September 11-14, 2022)
Explored the Washington and Bath areas.
Chinese Lantern Festival - Cary, NC (January 5-6, 2022)
Trip to Murrell's Inlet, SC and Night of a Thousand Candles (December 15-17)
Mt. Airy, NC - Boyhood home of Andy Griffith and inspirations for MayBerry!
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Upcoming Trips, Fall, Winter, 2023
Dec. 10-15- Charlestson SC
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If folks are interested in getting on my email list, they just need to drop me an email and I will add them to the group.
Currently we are advertising the following trips for this Fall:
Sept 21-25 - Local Trip - Cedar Point in Cape Carteret.- Event Cancelled to do lack of interest in this event
October 15-20 - Pipestem State Park West VA. - This is a Fall Foliage Trip, and Darrell and I are looking into a Steam Train Excursion that is about 1 hour away from the campground.- Event Cancelled to do lack of interest in this event
Dec. 10-15 - Charleston, SC - Still researching campgrounds.
The RV Group is for travel enthusiasts that enjoy traveling by recreational vehicle. ( Although if you are a tent user and wish to join us you are most welcome.) In the past year we did trips to Asheville, The Kentucky Derby, and had a trip planned to the Outer Banks that was cancelled due to weather conditions. Not everyone goes on every trip - if a trip fits in your schedule you are welcome to sign-up for that trip. Sign-up generally means making your camping reservation at the designated campground, and letting the group leader know you plan to attend the outing. We usually plan one or two activities as a group at our destination and the rest of the time is yours to do as you like. We also occasionally have local socials to discuss future trips and RVing relevant topics.