Sunday, April 15, 2018

RVing With Our Kids – Sevierville

We were headed to a club rally on April 14 and as it turned out our son, Rhett, and his family (less college student Madison) were headed to Sevier County for their annual participation in an ROTC fundraising 13K walk.  Since we see very little of our kids who live away, we decided it would be a good opportunity for a meet up and to camp together for the first time, so we just left a few days early for the rally, then we passed within three miles of home to get to the rally from Sevierville. 

Rather than the Walkers usual Gatlinburg campground (too tight for us), we agreed to meet at one of our favorite spots, River Plantation RV Resort between Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, and were able to get sites on the river – I heroed with Bev here.  While they bill themselves as a resort, the gravel sites, lack of full campground wifi, general grounds condition, etc get River Plantation a rating of a nice RV park from me, but it is still our go-to place in the area.

They do seem to be making improvements though as some concrete patios are new and they are adding other amenities such as new bathhouse, pickle ball court, dog park, etc.  They even have an on site coach/ bus wash.  While they are not yet a resort I can see them getting there.  This is our two sites and the area behind us.

One of the things the grand kids love is going shopping with Meme and Aunt Pat so after breakfast, they headed just down the road to the large Tanger Outlet and I didn’t expect to see them again until late afternoon but they surprised me.  For supper that night, it was charcoal grilled sirloin burgers, Bush’s Baked Beans (made about 25 miles away in Chestnut Hill), and Walmart potato salad (it was pretty bad).  This is (L-R) Beth's brother Bob, Reese, Riley, Rhett, and Beth, ready to eat.

Needless to say I was plenty full after downing this tasty burger - six ounces of meat on a ciabatta roll.

The next day, the Walker clan headed off to Dollywood while we did a little shopping – SAS shoe store and kitchen store at Tanger for me.  I don’t know how this Tanger outlet compares to others in size, but I could imagine driving around and never finding the store I was looking for.  That night it was pizza for supper and sit down by the river and visit before we left on Sat and they did their 13K.  Always good to visit with family on the camping trail.

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.


4/12/18 Meal Date


  1. Wish our kids would break down and buy an RV so we could camp together but none of them seem to have the wanderlust. Sure sounds like fun.

  2. It is fun camping with the kids whenever you get the chance, glad you had a great time with them.

  3. Larry, Nice site for ya'll with the RV and family! Always great to see and spend time with family... Hard to beat grilled burgers either! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  4. Too bad you didn't have something to doctor up that Walmart potato salad - life's too short to suffer through bad potato salad. How nice to spend time with the family in that setting. I'm somewhat jealous of that green grass and leaves on the trees, but we're getting there. And I want to go shopping with Meme and Aunt Pat!

  5. Camping with family is the best! Looks like a pretty peaceful site and some tasty grub.

  6. It's great that you caught up with the family, and I'm glad Madison is doing well.

  7. I'm pretty sure we've been to that campground! Nice place. Looks like fun with the family. Can't wait til our kids take the plunge and join us on one of our trips!


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