Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Tennessee Travelers October Rally – Crossville, TN - Days 1 & 2

We are on the road again but this time only driving 65 miles to the Spring Lake RV Resort near Crossville, TN for the club’s final 2019 rally and our annual business meeting.

We had 11 coaches in attendance (two visitors) but would have had a couple more had the folks who live next door in Fairfield Glade brought their coaches.  This is our group and we are the second site which has a concrete parking pad with gravel at each end – it was reasonably level.

The campground has an out-front part where we were and a rear lake part (below) with 20+ sites in each place.

Louie and Bill insisting I get their picture - turned out well.

We got to the campground around 1:30pm on Monday and spent the afternoon catching up with the others before heading to the Beef & Barrel Restaurant for a group supper.  I was too busy eating & visiting to take any shots - our food was decent but nothing special even though the place was packed and folks were waiting to get in.

On Tuesday, our main event was a trip to the Cumberland County Playhouse (a first for me) to see Baskerville, a Sherlock Holmes Mystery (comedy) which took place in the smaller of the two theaters – with very uncomfortable chairs.  I could only make it through the first half before my hip said enough of being in that one cramped position,  so I went to the car.  I thought the play was okay but not great although I was impressed with the number of characters that several of the actors played and how quickly they could change clothes – five actors playing 45 characters.  I assume this is the kind of place where actors start out to hone their skills.

From there we went to Cumberland Mountain State Park for a buffet dinner where I ate mostly salad. 

This is their signature bridge/dam and the restaurant where we were the first ones in line.

In case you were wondering, we are in Cumberland County on the Cumberland Plateau of the Cumberland Mountains.  

That evening, we sat around the faux campfire and visited - always a favorite part of mine and the propane fire rings make it so easy and smoke free.

So ends the first two fun days with this group – I always enjoy being with them.

Photos can be enlarged by clicking on them and the blue words are links.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


10/14-10/15/19 event dates


  1. What a fun way to spend time with friends.

  2. Looks like a nice place. Glad you are having a good time.

  3. Larry, Nice looking RV Park with that little lake in the middle... We've been to the Cumberland County Playhouse several times over the past 10 years but never have seen anything in the smaller theater. The seats in the big theater must be a bit more comfortable or I would have suffered too. With one exception, we've always enjoyed the plays! You stayed with the salad...better than I would have done! I like that restaurant's fried chicken! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


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