We moved to Santee State Park. Still in SC but now on a really big lake. For a while we have not had bug problems when outside. Well here we have more mosquitoes than I have ever seen anywhere. They are on you 30 seconds after going outside. We immediately sprayed ourselves with Off Deep Woods which helped but this variety are very stubborn and still land and then fly off after tasting the spray. Camp host are wonderful. The bathrooms are clean. They had someone catch a 30 pound catfish this week. Shawna wants to go fishing. Ten day state fishing license is $11. We may have to take a bath in bug spray before we go fishing.
Fishing on the lake.
To this point in the trip we have not been in SC. We are just over the state line. We will be at this RV park for 2 nights and leave to go further south Monday. We will be lulled to sleep by the rumble of trucks on the interstate but it was the best we could do in the area. The manager said that the area has a lot of insurance adjusters and construction people that have come in to fix the hurricane damage. On the way here we only saw fallen trees along the interstate. The park does not have WiFi to all of the park so if we want to get online we use our hotspot or go the the laundry room.
As of tomorrow we will be in South Carolina so this is our last day in NC on this trip.
This was today's sunrise.
We are relaxing but there are some house work needed. A Fall cleaning inside and some work on the roof to finish some needed resealing along the back of the 5th Wheel.
Finishing that off tomorrow along with a free Waffle breakfast at the park.
Beautiful weather here. A bit chilly low 40's at night but perfectly clear skies and highs in the upper 60's during the day.
Well we have moved to Four Oaks NC. Not much to do here and that is just fine with us. I checked the local state parks and all hiking tails are closed. In fact most of the parks are completely closed due to damage from the recent hurricane.
We will be here for a week. The plan is to do some preventive maintenance, restock the pantry, rest, plan the next few stops, and of course check on the hot tub here a the park.
We got the tire replaced. Other than that we just relaxed. We were due a little down time.
We started heading south today. It's not like we have we have a lot of time to waste. We need to be in Kissimmee by the 20th of next month. For us moving 700 miles in a month is fast but I think we can do it.
The entire trip we have not had any tire problems. The tireminder has kept us aware of tire pressure and when one seemed to be having a problem I replaced it with the spare.
It was right there was a problem. The metal belt was showing in one spot on the tire. There is no doubt that if we drove on this tire it would have failed. This is the tire we bought because we had not choice after a flat on the trip to south Florida last year.
So we drove where we are today without a spare. We have a new tire on the way. A good one this time.
We wanted to visit the Jamestown Settlement before moving south toward Florida.
They have a fort reconstruction with reenactors, a indian encampment, the museum was extensive, but the best was the rebuilt ships.
They have built replicas of the three ships that were used to bring the colony over from England. The Constant, Godspeed and Discovery. They set sail from London on December 20, 1606. The smallest ship was 38 feet long. Those people must have been praying the entire trip that they would not get hit by a bad storm. I can not imagine what they were thinking as they set out from England to cross the Atlantic with that ship. As you might have guessed touring the ships was my highlight of the settlement. These are REAL sailing ships. They are taken out on sailing trips on a regular basis but the public is not usually allowed.
Heading south tomorrow.
We spent a second day in Williamsburg. It was great we were able to hear from George Washington. He was great and stayed in character throughout the time he spoke and answered questions. It was 1775 for the character so the Tea Party had just occurred.
After that we went into the Gunsmith and were told with some demonstrations how guns were made at that time. Then we visited the capital building and the tour guide was able to answer all the questions from the group. At the time the capital of Virginia was Williamsburg. We stopped at the Coffeehouse to sample coffee and have a tour. Our tour guide explained and coaxed us into renting for a few shillings a room for some party or event. The people there stayed totally in character. We stopped in to several shops, the joinery (woodworking) and then on to the Museum
The museum is connected to the old public hospital from 1773. The museum is very big and has many original objects from that time period. They had some 1700’s maps, items that were George Washington’s, and a lot more.
We got back to the Green behind the Courthouse in time to see the assembly of the troops, militia, and fife and drum corps. A lot of synchronized marching. Firing of guns including the cannon. Along with some great playing from the fife and drums.
Today we visited Colonial Williamsburg. For those who are not familiar with it the area that was the original location of Williamsburg which was the capital of Virginia from 1699 to 1780. This was a common location for several of our founding fathers to visit including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.
They have literally rebuilt on the same location the roads and building that existed on that land. Several of the buildings are original from that time. We were able to tour the Palace and a lot of shops.
They have reenactors that walk the streets and operate the shops. There were several events we were able witness including a speech and Q&A session with James Madison, a vote and political speeches at the courthouse, see and speak to the basket weavers, the wig maker (she was great and stayed in character all the time) and on and on.
We will be going back again tomorrow because the current special offer they have is that those over 50 can buy a single day ticket and get to come back for the rest of the year on that same pass.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...