I had to work today. Which, for those of you who know me, or have suffered through my blog posts (or worse yet, both! horrors!), means I was out driving around in the day's horrendous traffic.
Had to go from Waynesville to Saluda, but I-40 was stalled due to an accident and the volume. So I took the twisties NC-215 and US-276 through the savage heart of the Pisgah National Forest.
If I saw one group camp with 4 SUV's each with a trailer hauling motorcycles, jetskiis, ATV's, or boats, I saw 100.
Observed one group up close as they pulled into the Sonic in Marion. First SUV had the pontoon boat. Two people in it. Second one had Jetskiis on a trailer, and lots of gear in the back. One person in it. Third SUV was pulling the camping trailer, presumably where they all stayed. Two adults, two kids in there. Finally a last SUV with one adult, one kid, pulling a trailer with 2 HD road kings, an ATV, and an outboard motor.
Seems like $4/gallon gas ain't slowing this show down at all.
Maybe $10/gallon will get their attention, huh?