Friday, October 07, 2005

High Fuel Prices Effect RV Attendance at Homecoming

Homecoming at the Museum of Appalachia is one of the largest tourist draws in East Tennessee.

The lots are filling at the Fox Inn Campground located next to the Museum of Appalachia in Norris. But with fuel prices hovering near the three dollar mark owners have noticed a difference. Normally there is no chance to get in for anyone who didn't make a reservation a year in advance.

"We typically keep a wait list of about three pages and I got through every single wait list this year person except one,” says Debbie McKinney, owner of the Fox Inn Campground.

Leon Fields and his wife are traveling back to their home in Florida. Most years they wouldn't be able to find a spot at Fox Inn's lot. This year, they could. His RV takes about 75 gallons to fill and gets ten miles to the gallon. So it is about $250 to go 750 miles. Full Story...

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