Friday, April 16, 2010

J. Strom Thurmond Lake, South Carolina

This morning we got off the Interstate Highways and drove the back roads to the J. Strom Thurmond Lake Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, project.
It's Spring time. The Azaleas & dog woods & wild flowers are in bloom, the farmers are preparing their fields and the weather is just perfect. Warm & sunny.
The Lake is the border between GA & SC. It's what was the Savannah River before it was dammed.
We're at the Modoc Campground, Site 22, with a great view of the lake. There is a short trail leading to the water, We're the only one in our little area so Gopher has been running free all day. This is her type of place.
We thoroughly enjoyed another perfect day.
We'll be here for the next few days.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Blythe Island, Brunswick,GA

We left Little Talbot Island about 9:00 am. Our destination is the Blythe Island Regional Park Campground near Brunswick, GA. It's about 15 minutes off I-95 Exit 29. A very nice surprise. We got a lake view site. There are several nice walking paths on which we could use the scooter. The azaleas and wildflowers were all in bloom. We walked, read our books and played games. A very enjoyable day.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Our Spring/Summer trip is underway

We left home this morning at 8:00 am. 35,075 miles on the odometer. Our destination was the Huguenot Memorial Park near Jacksonville via Singletons Seafood Shack in Mayport. We got there just after noon and had a nice lunch. Took the Mayport Ferry across the St. Johns River. When we arrived at Huguenot Park, it was closed!!! for the next two days while they repaved the roads. What a disappointment. This is one of our favorite FL campgrounds. We continued on a few miles to the Little Talbot Island State Park campground. We stayed here last year. It's OK but nothing real special.
At any rate, it beats sitting at home looking at the pond. We would much rather be here then there.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Leaving in the morning

Mom came over for dinner on Sunday. We played Rumicube all afternoon.

Today's major event was Carols doctors appointment. All the tests that were run came out just as we had hoped. The new medication's are working very well. After the doctor, we went to the Sunrise City Bakery for some celebration pastries. Carol had a huge bear claw; I had a lemon/blueberry scone. Then to Publix for last minute food. The rest of the day we spent getting ready. Tomorrow morning we're on our way. Our destination is the Huguenot Memorial Park, near Jacksonville, via Singletons Seafood Shack. The last time we were there, Carol had fried soft-shell crabs and I had an oyster po-boy. Great seafood right on the St. Johns River.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Getting ready

We're more then ready to get traveling again. Been home too long. Carol has her doctor's appointment on Tuesday; that's the last item of business to tend to. We're not sure just when we'll be heading home. The general plan is to go to the Escapee Rally in Marion, NC, then to visit with Alex & family in VA, then to the PA Dutch Country, then north to a Lazy Daze Rally in RI. We have reservations for Memorial Day weekend in Burlington, VT; our favorite city. Reservations for the City Park campground opened at 9:00 am on April 5th. I started dialing with both cell phones and finally got through at 11:30. The campground was almost booked for Memorial Day.
After Burlington, we have no specific plans. Generally drifting west through NY, then to Michigan, Wisconsin & Minnesota. After that we're not at all certain. Maybe head home to check in on Mom; maybe continue west to visit Suzanne. Ginny said she was going to fly down to visit Mom in May. That would be a real big help. If she does, we'll probably head direct to Suzanne's in Colorado.
The forecasters are predicting a big hurricane system this year. Damage to the house could alter our plans with no notice.
We'll just see how things unfold.