Sunday, May 15, 2022

Pineola, NC Rally – Trip Day 5 & 6 - Camp Meals & Louise's

There was no planned group activity for Wednesday so it was an opportunity for folks to do as they pleased, except we did have two group meals planned at the campground, beginning with breakfast.  During our rally, we had use of the campground’s open-air pavilion and this was the location for breakfast including a fire in the fireplace – also our evening fire location nice setup on the banks of the Linville River.

The menu for the meal was bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, Hardees biscuits, and scrambled eggs, using the eggs we get from our supplier of free-range chickens – note the different sizes and colors.

As one of the cooks, I totally forgot to take pics after things got going, but everyone seemed to be happy with their meals.

While many of our group went off to doing some site seeing and shopping, my girls opted for a day off so they took a nap.  Later, they did make the short trip to Mountaineer Landscapping where they had lots of plants, outdoor knick-knacks and for the person who has everything, a life-sized Bigfoot. 

For supper, it was back to the pavilion for a Lafon (rally hosts) favorite activity – a weeny roast with our choice of having them cooked on the grill or cooking our own over the open fire.  Supper was followed by spirited games of cornhole where I played and forgot to take pics - I was pretty bad at it.

The planned group activity for Thursday (day 6) was a visit to the nearby Linville Caverns but my girls were not interested and I knew I could not navigate the slick walkways so we caught up with them for lunch at Famous Louise’s Rock House Café in Linville Falls (basically a wide spot in the road).

We sat at the big table under the sign and as our last official group activity, we gave a big thank you to our rally masters for an excellent week.

Louise's is open for B,L,& D and have a nice lunch menu. 

Since I had a leftover biscuit and gravy for breakfast, I went easy on lunch with a side salad and vegetable plate containing pinto beans, cottage cheese, and a cup of corn and crab chowder which was absolutely delicious and I will be looking for recipes for it when we get home.

When we got back to the coach, my hip was barking at me in a big way, as it had done the previous evening, so I took some pain pills and spent the afternoon with ice on it.  One of the things I’m not supposed to do is put my right leg backwards and I’m assuming that stepping into the cornhole toss with the other leg did just that and it’s letting me know not to do that anymore.

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


05/11/22 event date


  1. Larry, Sounds like a great time was had by all! Love that pavilion with its fireplace and location next to that stream. Breakfast sounded great and the good news is that you didn't have to share it with Bigfoot... Cornhole vs. Hip = Score 1 - 0. Ouch. It will get much stronger in time... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  2. Ouch! Sorry your hip is hurting but it sounds like you had a fun & tasty day.


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