Showing posts from March, 2017

Charleston, SC

We've made it to our 9th state!  We just spent 9 days in Charleston, SC at the James Island County Park. It was a great place with lots to do.  There were lots of hiking trails, a disc golf course, climbing walls, a ropes course, kayaks, peddle boats, and more.  Our friend Jennifer flew in from Kansas City to spend the week with us, and we enjoyed having a campfire and s'mores a couple of nights.

Watching the Charleston Model Yacht Club race their boats at the campground lake. What a hoot!  These guys are serious about their sport. They come out twice a week to race their boats.

We took a guided walking tour of downtown Charleston and learned so much about the history. We also toured a nearby cotton plantation as well as spent a day at the beach.

The McLeod Plantation main house and slave cabins.

Awesome dinner on the beach.  Having friends come see us is great!  Let us know if you'd like to meet us somewhere along the way! :-)

More of Orlando and Savannah, GA

We spent one extra week in Orlando. We were able to meet up with some friends from college as well as friends who have moved down here from KC. We moved from the Bill Frederick Turkey Lake city park to the Orange Blossom KOA.  It was more expensive and definitely not as nice.  KOA-type campgrounds seem to just be RV parking lots and not really "campgrounds."  It was an ok place for a week of working, but other than the pool and playground, there wasn't much to do.   The guys had planned to work all week, but the project they were assigned to was put on hold by the client so they had the whole week to catch up on personal projects.

One of the days we went on an airboat swamp tour to see the alligators. It was great!  We saw a nest of baby alligators as well as one huge 14 ft grand-daddy.

We left and headed north with a stop in Savannah.  We spent a few hours taking a self-guided walking tour around the downtown area which was very nice.  It's not a very big place, but w…

Orlando - vacation week

We stayed one night on the way down to Orlando in the Wildwood KOA near Ocala. I didn't take any photos since we pulled in after dark, didn't even unhook, slept and left early the next morning. We should have just stayed in a rest area or Walmart. It wasn't worth the $45.  The roads were very narrow, and the spot was very tight. But it was a place to sleep.  We booked this site because we thought we would need sewer for one night in between the state park in Pensacola that didn't have sewer and the city park in Orlando that also didn't have sewer hookups. But instead, we spent time at the dump station right before we left Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola dumping and flushing the tanks.  Oh, the joys!  One positive thing about this stay in Ocala was the truck wash that was just across the highway. We were able to take the truck and trailer and get the salt and sand washed off after spending so long in areas near the beaches.

We arrived in Orlando just in time to pi…

Pensacola, FL

We moved over to the Big Lagoon State Park on Sunday afternoon, but first we went to church at the Campus Church at Pensacola Christian College.  This is where we first met many, many years ago. :-)  Much of the campus has remained the same, and yet there are several new buildings, and the older ones have been updated.  It was really neat to walk around the campus and reminisce.  It was weird though to think that most of the students we were seeing were the same ages as our own children.

The park was nice and had a walkway down to the bay. Our site was quiet and surrounded by trees, however there were ants everywhere! We got to experience the joys of waking up to hundreds of ants in the trailer (mostly in Garrett's bedroom and bath) and spending the day getting rid of them. Borax and bug spray on the jacks and stabilizers works great.  We also know now to make sure to put Borax on the ground around the stabilizers when we park.

We were able to go out to the beach on the Gulf a coupl…