So, we had 170 miles to go today, but I got into the Journal entry and went a little philosophical. That always takes extra time. :)
Linda was getting antsy as it was approaching 11:00, and I was still in my PJs.
But I finally wrapped it up and got moving. Once we get rolling, we can be ready to pull out of a campsite in about 20 minutes.
We didn't really want to leave this wonderful campsite in Mistletoe State Park ....
but we needed to get moving into South Carolina. We are going to surprise a group of RV-Dreamers, the Carolina Clan, at a gathering next week. :)
We made reservations at Huntington Beach State Park on the South Carolina coast way back in January, but have tried to keep it a secret. :)
Anyway, we didn't want to drive the 280 miles to Huntington Beach, so we decided to drive part way (170 miles) and selected Lee State Park near Bishopville, SC for tonight and tomorrow. But that required a rare Friday travel day and a rare Friday night/Saturday night stay.
You know how we hate to make reservations, but we thought it wise in this case. The South Carolina state parks have photos of each campsite on the reservation system, so I could look at the site and see if it matched up with the site length shown. There were two 49-foot sites available. Even with the reservation fee and taxes, the site was only about $18 a night.
We pulled out of Mistletoe State Park and picked up I-25 east. We went around Augusta and into South Carolina where the quality of the interstate deteriorated. A construction zone in Columbia had both of us white-knuckling our way through a few miles.
Eventually, we came to our exit. Lee State Park is only a couple miles off the interstate.
We pulled into the campground with its packed sand/dirt road. The road was rough and it looked a little tight, so Linda drove through in the Jeep first.
She radioed me and told me to come on. The road was really rough, and some care was required to avoid some of the trees that were close to the one-lane road. Backing through some trees lining the road just past our site required a little skill and caution, but once past them it was a fairly easy back-in to Site 14.
Our campsite had 30-amp electric and water. Though our site was one of the most "open" sites, we knew our rooftop satellite wouldn't work. We had good 4G cellular for internet, and I set up the TV on our tripod. Hey, I'm getting better with the new tripod - we were locked on in about 10 minutes.
The camping loop right behind us was an equestrian loop. We thought that was nice .... until we noticed we were dealing with an unusual number of flies. :)
This stop was basically a place to sleep and do a little work on the computer. We didn't explore the park at all.
Linda heated up our leftover soup, and we returned emails and reviewed some contracts. It looks like we're going to be speaking at the Grand Rapids RV Show again. They weren't going to ask us back since we had done the show twice in a row, but perhaps it was too much trouble to change the website and marketing materials. :)
So, if you're in the Grand Rapids Area, come see us January 23 - 26.
Well, that's about it for today. Until next time. :)