Day 12 and 13 – Snowbird RV Trip Florida to Canada

Day 12 and 13 – Snowbird RV Trip Florida to Canada
Myrtle Beach, SC to Asheboro, NC 193 Miles
5/12-5/13/2014 Mon-Tues

Zooland Family Campground - Asheboro, NC
Zooland Family Campground – Asheboro, NC

Zooland Family Campground in Asheboro, North Carolina is a nice Passport America stopover for one or two nights when passing through this area. It’s in the country and not far off the Interstate. They have free wifi and you can pick up the commercial TV stations with your antenna (no cable). The facilities include a swimming pool, fishing pond, miniature golf, camp store, game room and small laundry facility.

Zooland Family Campground - Asheboro, NC
Zooland Family Campground campsites

There are 146 sites, of which 88 are 30/50 Amp full hook-up sites. That said there are some problems as far as level sites go. Personally I would request a site in the 1 through 20 section and preferably make it 1 through 9. The owner tells us he is booked full often during the Summer and always on Holiday weekends.

The North Carolina State Zoo is located nearby. We decided not to visit the Zoo on this trip.

Our first evening in Asheboro we drove into town to look around and noticed all of the cars at this restaurant so we decided to give it a try.
Davids Restaurant - Asheboro, North Carolina

David’s Restaurant
709 South Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC, 27203
(336) 683-0000
7 miles from Zooland Family Campground

They offer daily lunch and dinner specials. All come with soup or salad and dessert. We both chose the daily special which was Chicken Primavera. The plates came piled high with fettuccine in an Alfredo sauce with tender chunks of chicken and several vegetables mixed in. It was very good and more than enough to bring the excess home for another meal. The price for the 2 meals with drinks and tip was $26.86.
On day 2 in Asheboro we did some shopping and exploring, and we asked about people’s favorite local restaurants. One was mentioned more than any – and that was the “Dixie 3”.

Dixie III Restaurant
715 E Dixie Dr, Asheboro, NC 27203
(336) 625-8345
9 miles from Zooland Family Campground

The Dixie III Restaurant in Asheboro, NC
The Dixie III Restaurant – Asheboro, NC

Located near Walmart, it is easy to find in town.
They have lunch and dinner specials at very reasonable prices. Besides sandwiches and salads, they have many meat and seafood entrees to choose from. Your entree comes with a choice of 3 vegetables. All dinners were in the $7 to $10 range. Niki chose a vegetable plate and Jack chose spaghetti with homemade sauce. With our iced tea, butterscotch delight desserts, and tip the bill was under $20. You could tell this was a favorite restaurant among the locals as everyone knew everyone else. One of the better meals we have had on this trip.

The best price we found for gas in Asheboro was $3.599 in Town.

Worth noting: On the long drive from I-95 to Asheboro and the Zooland Campground there is only one Rest Area and it’s just before Exit 61 of I-74/75.

Our next stop will be Mt. Airy, NC.

More info about:
Zooland Family Campground PA/$15.75 5 nights max, Mon-Thurs
3671 Pisgah Covered Bridge Road, Asheboro NC, 27205 (336) 381-3422
PT, 20/30/50Amp, FHU, Free WiFi.

Zooland Family Campground website:
http://www.zoolandfc.com/index.html

Passport America information:
http://www.passportamerica.com/campgrounds/nc/zoolandfamilycampground1536

Things to do in Asheboro, NC:
http://www.ci.asheboro.nc.us/visitor%20info/visitors_thingstodo.html

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