After a slight break following the purchase of our RV, we decided to take a short trip to Cartersville, GA for about a week. Will and Nate stayed at Beth's parent's house for the first 2 days while Ash and Beth took an RV driving class in Kennesaw, GA. The boys joined them after the class was finished. Upon arrival at the KOA Journey campground in Cartersville, we were highly impressed with the facilities, which included a pool, playground, basketball hoop, horseshoe pit, corn hole boards and a volleyball net. We enjoyed these immensely. Our joke of the week was a sign in the campground which stated, "Speed Limit 4.92 mph. Strictly Enforced." Gulp.
We also took a day trip to the Tellus Science Museum, which was less than ten minutes of a drive from the campground. It was a lot of fun! Everything from astronomy and geology, to the replica of the first car to be able to drive in reverse was there. Will's favorite part was the transportation exhibit, especially the space travel area.
Ash's school friend Mitch and his wife Lori had just opened a restaurant called Honeysuckle Biscuits and Bakery in Kennesaw, and we attended the grand opening. Amazing food all around! We were so glad we got to be a part of the beginning of their adventure.
Hey, while we're in the RV, we might as well try out our new oven, washer and dryer, and TV! We had a difficult time lighting the gas oven, but once lit, it worked like a charm. The pork tenderloin was delicious.
Another highlight of the trip was the friendliness of the neighbors around us. We had some very kind ones! The campsite hosts were also quite friendly and helpful. Something we have heard and are now learning is how friendly people are in the RV community.
Overall, our first trip was a fun experience. We tried out new features in the Solitude and met new people. We learned about rocks and stars at the Tellus Museum and enjoyed the amenities of the KOA campground. We hope to have more experiences like this soon! Stay tuned!
Picnic lunch under the awning!
The ribbon cutting at Honeysuckle Biscuits and Bakery was fantastic!
Will and Nate at the Tellus Museum next to a real space shuttle tire!
Nate playing in the kid's section at the Tellus Museum.