b'racedatdifferentevents.Weoften her. Jim is a visionary and an artistspent our weekends in our toy hauler at when it comes to grading and construc-a football stadium or in a parking lot, tion, she said, adding that her 25-plusMarcia said, adding that they camped in years of experience managing multimil-campgrounds, too.liondollarbusinesseswouldmakeBut three years ago, Jim had to attend them a great campground managementaweekendmotocrosseventinthe team. Asheville area of North Carolina and We felt as if we had the skillsets tocouldntfindaplacetocamp.The run a campground better, she said. Itsplaces he called, they never called back, also helpful that we both love meetingor they were rude to him, Marcia re- people and enjoy learning about others.Campers are happy people. What betterway to spend your time than catering tohappy campers who we enjoy spendingour time with? Our park is created forRVers by RVers.The Neeses selected the Jonesvillearea, a scenic area about 45 minuteswestofWinstonSalemwithlotsofthings to see and do.Guests at RiverWalk RV Park can gorafting or kayaking on the Yadkin River.The Neeses have worked out arrange-ments with an outfitter who picks uptheirguestsatthecampgroundandtakes them on three- to four-hour floatRiverWalk RV Resort offers plenty of trips. People like to kayak along thechances for hiking, rafting and kayaking. river in the fall and see the changing ofthe leaves, Marcia said.Jim also created a beach along thecalled.Butthatnegativeexperience Yadkin River, which campground guestsgave Jim the idea of working with Mar- can enjoy. ciatobuildandoperatetheirown Other campers like to go hiking atcampground.Hetoldme,Ifound Stone Mountain State Park, which issomething we can do together, Marcia about a half hour away, or take walks onsaid, and I feel like we can probably do theMountainstoSeaTrail,whichit even better (than the other camp- stretches from the Great Smoky Moun-grounds he reached out to). tains to the Outer Banks. Marcia said the idea of going into the RiverWalk RV Park is also within min-campground business made sense to utes of 28 wineries and the Neeses haveWOODALLSCM.com March 2021-25'