Monday, October 7, 2013


Wed, Oct 2 - We left Richmond this morning and went to ROD Lake Gaston Resort on the Virginia-North Carolina State Line.  I wanted to be near my kids who live in North Carolina so we could visit with them over the weekend.

This is a beautiful resort on the shores of Lake Gaston.  View from the marina.

The resort has unbelievable amenities!!  They have a large indoor recreation building with pool, shuffleboard, game machines, handball and even a bowling alley.  They have outdoor tennis courts that could be marked for Pickleball but they are not in very good shape.

Also on the premises is a clubhouse, including a restaurant.  When we checked in, Cindy told us that the restaurant served prime rib on Wednesday and Friday evening!  Since it was my birthday, we decided to try the prime rib.  It was amazing!!!

Queen Cut Prime Rib with Sweet Potato and Texas Toast!

Here we are enjoying dinner with new friends Mike, Ann, and their son Michael.

Unfortunately, our stay at Lake Gaston was cut short due to impending Tropical Storm Karen predicted to head north up I-95 when we were planning to head south.  A friend in Orlando recommended that we leave early and get to Florida before the storm hit.  So we made the very difficult decision to cancel our plans for the weekend and headed south early Friday morning.

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