Letter Home 13

This letter is chock full of mushroomy goodness though we aren’t going to list all the species we found. Perhaps in another video.

As usual there are timecode links to specific parts of the video and web links to places we visited.

The the end for the actual video

Elkins WV
Revelle’s Campground http://www.revelles.com/CMS/
Fruity Barrel Cactus 0:31 https://dragonseye.com/blog/2019/08/F…
Seneca rocks 1:33 https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mnf/r…
Sites Homestead 2:01 https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mnf/r…
Mylius Trail 2:09 https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/reg…

Charlottesville VA
Mushrooms around the Charlottesville KOA 2:49 https://koa.com/campgrounds/charlotte…
First mushroom spore print 3:07
Riverview Park 3:57 https://www.charlottesville.org/depar…
Kemper Park 4:05 https://www.monticello.org/visit/the-…
Sunspots Studios in Staunton 4:17 https://www.sunspots.com/
Trinity Episcopal Church 4:37 https://trinitystaunton.org/
Monticello! 4:53 https://dragonseye.com/blog/2019/08/T…
Skyline Drive 6:08 https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisi…

Fancy Gap VA
Fancy Gap Cabins 6:28 https://fancygapcabinsandcampground.c…
Blue Ridge Music Center (mushrooms) 6:51 http://www.blueridgemusiccenter.org/
Hot Lips! 7:01
Cumberland Knob hiking 9:00 https://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisi…

Asheville NC
Mushrooms! 10:00
Rutledge Park train 10:15
Treehouse & bears! 10:38

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Durbin Rocket

We stayed in a campground in Durbin WV that was right next to the station for the Durbin Rocket!

http://www.eastforkcampgrounddurbin.com/

https://mountainrailwv.com/tour/the-durbin-rocket/

Click through for the video

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Letter Home 12

Where we’ve been and what we’ve done, from Florence AL to Durbin WV

You can use the timecode links below to jump to a particular section of the video

Here’s an addendum because I forgot to add the video of the twisty turney mountain roads in the rain and hail on the way to Durbin WV

 

Florence 0:0

 

Bushnell 3:03

Sumter Oaks RV Park https://dragonseye.com/blog/2019/08/Sumter-Oaks-RV-Park/

Fixing Reception issues https://dragonseye.com/blog/2019/08/Tweaking-the-Netgear-Nighthawk-MR1100-for-RV-travel/

 

St. Augustine 3:32

 

Peach World 4:14

 

Asheville 4:22

 

Biltmore 4:54

https://www.biltmore.com/

 

Mushrooms! 6:00

 

Blue Ridge Parkway 6:36

https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/

 

Grove Park Antique Car Museum 7:06

https://www.grovewood.com/antique-car-museum/

 

Thistle Meadow Winery 7:14

https://dragonseye.com/blog/2019/08/Thistle-Meadow-Winery/

 

Kairos RV Resort 7:36

https://kairosresort.com/camping/

 

Durbin WV 8:50

http://www.eastforkcampgrounddurbin.com/

https://www.traillink.com/trail/west-fork-trail/

 

Trains! 10:27

https://mountainrailwv.com/tour/the-durbin-rocket/

 

Confederate Pride! 11:54

 

Green Bank 12:02

https://greenbankobservatory.org/visit/

 

Gaudineer Knob 12:34

https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/mnf/recarea/?recid=9917

 

 

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The music used is 7th Floor Tango by Silent Partner, Mirage, Fresh Fallen Snow by Chris Haugen, A Dusty Road by Dan Lebowitz and Heavy by Huma Huma

available from Google https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

 

Fonts used are Lobster Regular from https://fonts.google.com/

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Where we’ve been and what we’ve done, from Meridian MS to Red Bay AL

You can use the timecode links below to jump to a particular section of the video

 

 

Meridian

Benchmark RV Park https://youtu.be/5ks3cpxwBFY

Soule Steamworks https://youtu.be/iPTI1IVrQ-w

Dentzel Carousel https://youtu.be/vp4nW3H4LZ0

Weidmann’s http://www.weidmanns1870.com/about-us/

Temple Theater http://www.meridiantempletheater.com/

Sciple’s Mill 3:01

 

Iuka 3:20

Pickwick Landing in TN https://tnstateparks.com/parks/pickwick-landing

Lakeshore Custom RV http://lakeshorecustomrv.com/

 

Red Bay 4:56

Tiffin https://tiffinmotorhomes.com/

 

 

Look for more travel stories at https://dragonseye.com/blog/category/greatwander/

 

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/greatwander/

 

And Twitter https://twitter.com/GreatWander

 

The music used is 7th Floor Tango by Silent Partner, Fresh Fallen Snow, Mirage, Way Out West by Chris Haugen, A Dusty Road by Dan Lebowitz

available from Google https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

 

Fonts used are Lobster Regular from https://fonts.google.com/

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Where we’ve been and what we’ve done, from Lake Charles LA to Destin FL

You can use the timecode links below to jump to a particular section of the video

 

Lake Charles

Twelve Oaks RV Park http://www.twelveoaksrv.com/

Froggeez 0:08

Mud Bugz 0:24

 

New Orleans

Pontchartrain Landing http://www.pontchartrainlanding.com/

Getting lost 1:02

Wandering NO 2:26

Pontchartrain Landing music3:23

 

Destin

Destin West Resort https://www.destinwestrvresort.com/

Getting settled 3:54

Clams! 4:06

Crabs! Reference crab video

Sand Sculptures 4:54

Froggeez! 5:25

Beach Shenanigans 5:54

Squeaky sand & more beach views 7:06

 

 

Look for more travel stories at https://dragonseye.com/blog/category/greatwander/

 

Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/greatwander/

 

And Twitter https://twitter.com/GreatWander

 

The music used is 7th Floor Tango by Silent Partner, Fresh Fallen Snow by Chris Haugen, A Dusty Road by Dan Lebowitz and Heavy by Huma Huma

available from Google https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music

 

Fonts used are Lobster Regular from https://fonts.google.com/

Revelle’s River Campground

After staying in the NRQZ for a week, we decided we needed to be closer to civilization for a while.  If nothing else, we needed a grocery store closer than an hour away. We looked at a few places near Elkins WV and chose to stay at Revelle’s River Campground where we camped in the spot shown above. That’s Fay trying to hide behind that skinny tree.

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Good things…

Are going to happen here.

We arrived at our spot in Charlottesville and quickly found this beauty sitting at the corner of our “yard.”
Amanita rhopalopus. Apparently smells of ammonia and rotting meat. We haven’t sniffed it yet. Probably won’t try a spit test either
Yes, we built a little fence around it. Our pet mushroom.

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Tweaking the Netgear Nighthawk MR1100 for RV travel

So, you signed up for an unlimited network plan and while it worked great at first, you’ve moved to a new location and you’re now getting < 1Mbps speeds.

You might think that you need a booster if your signal strength is low or you might be at a complete loss for what to do if your signal strength is ok to good but you’re still getting terrible transfer speeds.

It could be that your router is not quite clever enough and latching onto the LTE bands that are strongest yet provide terrible bandwidth.

This happened to us when out in the wilds of Bushnell FL back in June of 2019.  The first night of our stay we had great signal strength but atrocious throughput.  When we sought out help we were told that yeah, cell access there is just terrible.  We could walk to the opposite corner of the park and probably get a decent signal but everywhere else we could forget it.

Ummm.  No.  We were going to be at the park for a week or two and there was no way we were going that long using our precious limited minutes on our Google Fi plans, from which we got both decent signal and speeds.

I was going to find a way to get something, anything, usable on our unlimited plan from OTR Mobile.  Especially since on the first morning of our stay we had pretty decent speeds.  Until it started to rain at which point bandwidth went into back the toilet.

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