As our adventure comes to a close this winter, we were suppose to go to Missouri to see George’s family before we came home. But as I stated in my last blog, George had a MAJOR gout attack. That is what happens when you run out of medicine for 2 weeks!!!
If you have never gone to Florida via 71 to Louisville to 65 to 231 and come out near Tallahassee you will have to try it. Missing Atlanta is wonderful not as much traffic as 75.
I was trying to find a campground on the north side of Nashville and stumbled on to Grand Ole RV Resort, which had pull thrus available for Wednesday night. The gentleman that I spoke to on the phone said come on in we will save it for you. If you will be past 8 p.m. just call. We rolled in about 7:15 p.m. in the dark (central time). I walked in greeted immediately by these friendly people. Full hook up for $37 per night – couldn’t beat it. The lady then had a gentleman take me over to the site and he hook up’ed all of my utilities. Thursday morning we got up to there will be upto 50 mile an hour wind gusts from Tennessee through Ohio.
Into the office I go at 8:15 a.m. is there anyway we can stay one more night on the site we are on, Site 40, I ask the young lady at the desk. There is a gentleman sitting at the table behind me and he says, “you must be Amy Smith”. I looked at him and smiled and said “You must be the gentleman I spoke to last night. I want to Thank you so much for having a site and the gentleman helping me hook up my utilities”! He got a great big smile and said Thank you that was my son. Got the site for another night and went back to fix some breakfast for George and I. Found out later he was Mr. Tommy Sr, the owner.
I went back up later to the office to get something to drink and started talking to the young lady and another gentleman.
Her Papa – Mr. Tommy Sr. owns the campground. Papa is the young ladies grandpa! He bought the run down park in 2013 after being a premiere home builder in the area for years.
They offer great gravel full hook up sites, wifi, bathrooms, laundry, a cafe, with free coffee and a small store. But the most important this is that these people know Hospitality. They also have music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
I so enjoyed talking to them and learning about their adventure into campground ownership. The one thing she told me was that people who are taking their children to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment all he charges them is the electric that they use. What a great philanthropist for their community – Tommy Sr.
I walked around the park and it is mostly gravel but the sites that do have grass are all flooded with all the rain they have been having. Boy do we know what that is like! They have playground and no pool. There is a train track that runs past the campground and you can “hear” the train but what is the difference between that and traffic noise. They told me they are 11 miles from downtown Nashville. Uber/Lyft all will come and take you there and pick you up. They have a gentleman who has tremendous knowledge of the Nashville area will take you on private tours. $37 for a full hookup site!!!!
Their season is basically March 15 through the end of November but are open year round. What a great place to stay at a great price very close to Nashville.
If you are ever thinking about going to Nashville please stay at Grand Ole RV Resort and support this fine family operation who offers Southern Hospitality at its best!