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  • Day14

    Friday afternoon, April 20

    April 20 in the United States

    After lunch, we drive 15 miles to the city of Beaufort. It is the second oldest city in South Carolina. It reminds us of a mini Charleston.

    We wander through the historic downtown section, and then over to the point where all the grand old homes are. Beautiful architecture and gardens. Live oaks form a canopy over the streets. The salt marshes and water all around smells so fresh.

    We walk back downtown and have dinner at Old Bull Tavern. The menu is impressive and the food is delicious. We'd like to come back here again, but sit inside next time. The bugs just won't leave us alone.

    We return to the campground and go for another bike ride on the beach. Tonight, it is colder and the wind is strong. Red warning flags are flying on the beach. Still a good ride. Packing up tonight and heading for Myrtle Beach tomorrow.

    Still rereading Icy Sparks!
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  • Day17

    Sunday, April 22

    April 23 in the United States

    Another nice day. We are moving today from Lakewood to Huntington State Park. We take our time packing up, not realizing that check out time here is10:00. (Most places it's 11 or 12). A stern looking older man taps on our door at 10:20 to tell us this, so we have to scramble!

    We drive to Tupelo Bay Golf Centre to hit practice balls. $20 for a large & a small basket! After, we shop for groceries and have lunch. We return to Tupelo Bay to play 18 holes. This centre offers a par 3 course and an executive course, all par 3's and 4's. It sounds easy but it's not! Lots of water and trees and narrow fairways! I struggle through the 18 holes, but Tony aces every one. He is on his game today! Lots of birdies!

    It's late when we finish so we go to Cracker Barrel for dinner!

    Time to relax now! I'm starting a new book, the Nest, one of Heather's Picks!
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  • Day19

    Wednesday, April 25

    April 25 in the United States

    Sites 70 and 71 are nice, too. Sites on the inner circle have 3 services.

    Another beautiful day. We have a late breakfast, then check out the gift shop and buy a few things to bring home.

    After lunch, we play 9 holes of golf at Indian Wells Golf Club. Fairways are in great shape, as are the tees and greens. Very nice. I intend to take pictures, but that falls by the wayside as I struggle to stay out of the water and sand traps! I still enjoy the afternoon, though. The temperature is perfect and it's nice to be outside.

    We are joined by 2 other players. . .Leon, from Wisconsin who also happens to be a retired high school Math teacher, and Ted, who works at TPC of Myrtle Beach as a greenskeeper. He also works part time at Saltwater Creek Cafe, and highly recommends the she-crab soup. Apparently, they are famous for it! We will stop in there next year! In the meantime, Ted proves to be a very good player and Leon does quite well, too. They both assure us they did NOT vote for Trump and never will!!

    Tony really enjoys the course. . .likes the way the holes are designed, and says it is very fair.

    We have dinner at the campsite, and then bike to the gift shop for dessert. . .strawberry shortcake ice cream for me and an ice cream sandwich for Tony! We bike to the beach, and then through all the paths in the park. This is a nice park to bike in. We end up on the long boardwalk that brings us to the center of the salt marshes. So pretty at sunset and smells so good!

    We return to our site, and pack up for tomorrow's drive to Ronoake Rapids, North Carolina.

    Still reading The Nest. I'm about halfway through. It's starting to come together. I'm liking it a bit more.
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  • Day13

    Thursday, April 19

    April 19 in the United States

    The drive from Anastasia to Hunting Island goes well. We travel through miles of "low country" to arrive here. Lots of salt water marshes, big bridges, little bridges. Beautiful country.

    It is hot and humid here today. 29 degrees Celsius, feels like 33!

    SITE 186 -HUNTING ISLAND STATE PARK! Do NOT take it again. It is hilly and strangely set up - hard to figure out where to put the camper. We ask to change sites, but are told the park is fully booked tonight. We return to 186, move the fire pit and level the camper with 4 blocks in the back and 1 in the front on the passenger side. It is hot work. Tony relaxes after with a beer and a book. I stay in the camper with all the windows closed and the air conditioner on! I need to chill!

    This park was hit by Tropical Storm Irma last year and Hurricane Matthew the year before. Many oceanfront sites were wiped out and won't be rebuilt. Others have been restored but have no shade. The sand dunes were completely obliterated by Matthew, so when Irma arrived, more trees were blown down, and the entire area was flooded. The camp store was damaged, washrooms had to be rebuilt, and roads were washed away. They have spent the last 2 years rebuilding and there is still lots to do. The park was closed for several months.

    Our site is further back, and we do have trees and shade, but I'm a little nervous about these tall old trees. It's breezy!

    After dinner, we ride our bikes on the beach, which is wide, flat, hard-packed sand. It is warm and there is a light breeze. It is a beautiful hour and a half long ride. We stop at the camp store on the way back. It's nicely set up with souvenirs and everything a camper might need.
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  • Day14

    Friday morning, April 20

    April 20 in the United States

    The temperature has dropped by at least 30 degrees overnight. It is very cool and windy. Back into jeans and sweaters and jackets!

    There is a lighthouse about 1.5 miles from here, within the park. It is open to the public. We bike there, taking a 1.6 km hilly leaf covered bike path. Challenging for the legs, for sure! I fall once, but no harm done!

    $2:00 each gets us in, and we have a long conversation with the volunteer there. He and his wife are from Illinois. They volunteer here regularly, in exchange for a free campsite and a small stipend. This year they have been here for 6 months, helping to repair the damage from Matthew and Irma. He is full of information about the park, the lighthouse, the surrounding area, barrier islands, etc. He takes our photos, and then we climb the 167 steps to the top of the lighthouse. There is a landing every 20 steps with information boards so we stop to read. Lots of interesting info about the lives of lighthouse keepers and their families.

    It is very windy at the top, but what a view! On a clear day, you can see 40 miles off into the horizon!

    We descend, and tour the grounds. Again, more interesting info about lighthouses and their keepers.

    We bike home on the road this time. Much more level and easier to navigate than the path!
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  • Day18

    Monday, April 23

    April 24 in the United States

    It is a very rainy day in Myrtle Beach. Heavy rain is forecast for the next 24 hours. It's definitely a shopping day!

    We drive 14 miles to the PGA Golf Superstore on 29th Avenue North. We walk the entire store and check everything out! This is a golfer's heaven. We try out some putters. I need a new one, I spend an hour trying on clothes, but buy only one item. I consider this research for future reference! We look at kid's clubs for Naomi. So many nice things! And the prices are reasonable, as prices for golf items go!

    Next, we go to the Coastal Grand Mall on Coastal Grand Circle. There is a Sears, Belk, and Dillard's, and we check them all out. Lots of looking, not much buying!

    Time for dinner. We go to Lee's Inlet Kitchen, a yearly tradition when we're in Myrtle Beach. 4460 highway 17 Business. There are restaurants and shops all along this road. This is a family restaurant where they serve seafood, chicken and steak. Salad, entree, a basket of hush puppies for $16.50 each between 4:30 and 5:30. Of all the hush puppies I've tasted these are the best! They are served hot, with whipped honey butter! Umm, so delicious!

    Back to the campsite to batten down the hatches! It's still raining, and will be until tomorrow morning!
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  • Day18

    Tuesday, April 24

    April 24 in the United States

    Tuesday, April 24

    Site 65 - we really like this site. . .nobody behind us and quite spacious. It is near clean new washrooms. No TV reception in this park, though.

    The rain has stopped and the sun is out. The weather forecast is good for the next few days. Clear, dry, sunny, highs of around 75 degrees.

    Today is another housekeeping day. There is a clean air-conditioned Coin Laundry 6 miles south of the Park on Pawley's Island. $2.25 for a double load wash, $3.75 for a triple load, $.25 for 5 minutes of dryer time. While I do the laundry, and clean and organize the Rialta, Tony goes to Publix next door and stocks up on groceries for the next few days.

    I chat with a couple in the laundromat and they tell me about Assateague State Park in Maryland where all the wild ponies are. Their pictures show a beautiful beach and nice green flat campsites. I would like to stop there.

    Still more running around to do. . .shop at Tuesday Morning, and then go to the Walmart in Georgetown. It's a little further to drive but much less traffic! On the way back I notice that there are lots of really nice little shops along Ocean Highway on Pawley's island. I'd like to visit some of them next time.

    We have rotisserie mojo chicken for dinner. Tony bought it at the Publix in Pawley's island. Supposedly it has been basted or somehow cooked with citrus fruit juice. Anyway, it is juicy and tender and tangy! Very good!

    After dinner, we ride our bikes through the park. We discover there is a whole new campground on the south side. Concrete slabs, picnic tables on crushed rock, new washrooms, trees all pruned! Very nice! Tony is interested in Site 156.

    We ride the path along the ponds. The songbirds are chirping, the water birds are diving, and the frogs and crickets are singing. Everything is green and alive, and we think about how snowy and cold it was when we left Cornwall!

    Back to the campsite to settle in for the night!

    Not really enjoying The Nest so far. Usually I like Heather's Picks!?
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  • Day1

    Kings Mountain National Military Park

    March 16, 2017 in the United States

    I discovered later that the rental car's clock had not been adjusted for daylight savings. I am so glad! I might have passed up the chance to visit this park, even briefly.
    Between the signposted trail that loops around the summit and the interactive ("forested") museum, you really get a feel for the story of this battle and its context. I think I remember hearing how this was a turning point in the Revolutionary War, but now I actually get it, so to speak.
    I will say that I find it ironically touching that there is now a memorial to a fallen British officer (who sounds like quite a fascinating character).
    Also, what are these trees? It's like I'm seeing autumn color, very confusing!
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  • Day37

    Charleston South Carolina's

    September 25, 2016 in the United States

    What a beautiful town, I'd like to thank Lauren for suggesting a little road trip down to the coast and south Carolina for my last weekend, it is a beautiful southern town with so much history and a great vibe.

    Friday morning we did the drive down here, pretty straightforward interstate driving, nothing much to report, it's been a tough few days for Charlotte after the police shooting on Thursday and despite Lauren and clay living 15 miles outside and us not really being directly impacted, Clay's office was closed Friday and there was a decent enough amount of concern around that you could sense it. Charlotte is a beautiful, inclusive, peaceful town and I think the main feeling was shock.

    Friday night after checking into our airbnb condo we headed out to dinner and got into some awesome southern food, my dinner involved fried green tomatoes, hush puppies shared starter and a deep South spin on paella for main....God I love good southern cooking.

    After dinner it was time for girls night again, me and Lauren headed off to the Charleston music hall to see the soggy bottom boys while clay took greyson back to the condo. despite the fact we were up in the cheap seats, we both thoroughly enjoyed the music and it was a great venue, there was an issue though, we were both completely and utterly distracted by the guy one row in front and three seats over, why?? Oh, just cos it was Bill freaking Murray!!! Apparently he is a big fan of the soggy bottom boys (someone saw him sneaking in and convinced him to go on stage to introduce the band and then he came and sat down near us) and loves Charleston because despite being obviously recognisable he gets to wander round here fairly anonymously. How do I know all of this you may ask? Well we were sat right in the middle of a big group that Bill....yea we're on a first name basis.... came in and I ended up chatting to my new best friend, who's dad is best friends with Bill Murray's best friend...I know right? I'm basically friends with a celebrity!!

    Saturday we got out early and met Al our carriage driver and Don...Our horse, for a carriage tour around this beautiful city, they really have done things right here with architecture laws in place since the early 1900's that state that any building that's been standing for over 70 years can't be torn down by anyone but God, this combined with the fact that the city was built out into the harbour by dumping the garbage and ballast from the ships that came over into the water and letting it settle for 100 years and the fact that Charleston was settled by a combination of the English, French and Germans over the years has lead to some beautiful
    And very varied architecture. Interesting little tid bit, they have doors to their outside porches before their front door because it gets so hot here the whole family used to sleep outside.
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  • Day10

    Chick-fil-A

    May 14 in the United States

    Chick-fil-A ist ein Christliches Fastfood Restaurant.

    Da mir die Schokolade im Auto nicht schmilzt, habe ich jetzt zwei Chick-fil-A je eine große Portion deutsche Schokolade gegeben, damit jeder Mitarbeiter etwas davon bekommen kann.

    Übrigens, es schmeckt dort auch sehr gut und nach der Bestellung bekommt man immer ein:
    Gott segne dich.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

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