Thursday, May 15, 2008

Change of Plans - Deals Gap here we come!




























Well we were scheduled to head out for Colorado on May 24th. However after making some calls to the Colorado tourism people, and checking the weather. It seems that Colorado has stayed cold so far this season. Since we are camping we decided that we might want to change our plans. The weather forecast for the next 10 days has the evening lows in the low 30's. That is just to damn cold to camp.

So today we decided to change our plans and head east. We will be heading to Deals Gap, the Barber motorsports museum, 29 Dreams and the TWO camp grounds. We will then come back thru Arkansas and Push Mountain then thru Eureka Springs. Should put on a good 2500 miles or so.

Here are the tentative plans for the trip.

May 24 – May 31: Deals Gap – Barbers Motorsports – Arkansas

Saturday May 24: Plano to Greenville, MS (416M) – See Map
This day would take us over to Minneola for breakfast and then up thru East Texas on the route that we took after the Marshall Pie run. Then jump up and head over to the Mississippi Delta town of Greenville, MS

Sunday May 25: Greenville to 29 Dreams Campground (317M) – See Map
This would be a pretty easy day as we make our way to the motorcycle camp ground of 29 dreams. There is food and music. This place looks pretty cool.

http://www.29dreams.com

Monday May 26: 29 Dreams to Barber to Suches, GA (TWO camp grounds) (248M) – See Map
We will visit the museum in the morning then we ride up thru beautiful North Georgia to the TWO camp ground. This is where we stayed a few years ago on our trip to the gap. Very nice camp ground with food. We should be able to stop at the Amicalola Falls State Park

http://www.twowheelsonly.com
http://www.barbermuseum.org

Tuesday May 27: Suches, GA to Deals Gap - Smokey Mountain Loop – (299M)
This is a loop of the Great Smokey Mountain State Park. This will be new to us. This could be the prettiest day of all. Great picture taking ride.

Wednesday May 28: Suches, GA – Blue Ridge Parkway – Deals Gap Camping – (244M)
This route will take us over to the Blue Ridge Parkway and around Piscah national Forest. We will camp at the Deals Gap Camp ground.

http://www.dealsgap.com/motel.htm

Thursday May 29: Deals Gap Camping – Cherohala Skyway – Slab to Memphis. (493M)
This day will start off on the http://www.cherohala.org/ skyway. This will be a great way to start the day. The rest of the day will be spent making some miles and ending up in Marion Arkansas at the KOA.

Friday May 30: Marion, AR to Push Mountain – Eureka Springs. (301M)
We will get up and head to the beautiful roads in Arkansas. We will be doing Push Mountain before arriving at the Eureka Springs KOA.

Saturday May 31: Eureka Springs to the house. (412M)
We have done this route a number of times. This is a great way to end the trip and will give us the chance to hang out and relax on Sunday June 1

The routes above come in at 2730 Miles for the trip. We would hit a number of states and ride on some of the most famous roads in America. The other plus is the weather should be comfortable for camping.

1 comment:

Anna said...

Sounds like a good trip, too bad about the cold weather in CO, it's still a bit early in the year to be hitting the big mountains and camping.

Mike and I are heading to Arkansas as well for MDW, but we'll be there only on the 24-26th of May.

Have a great trip!

Anna