Saturday, June 11, 2011

Buck Hall, SC

Yesterday & today we camped at the Buck Hall, Marion National Forest campground. It's just off Hwy 17, about 30 miles east of Charleston,SC. Buck Hall is part of a pre-Civil War plantation. This place is a keeper. There are only 12 RV sites with water/electric, widely separated from each other and a dump station. $20/night or $10 with the Golden Age Pass, aka Old Age Pass/Geezer Card. The campground is adjacent to a canal which is part of the Inter-coastal Waterway. From our campsite we get a nice view of the water. There is a trail running through the woods; a part of which is accessible for Carol.
There's a troop of Boy Scouts from McBee, SC camped nearby. The scout leaders brought their boats & kayaks with them. Great fun for the kids. I suspect they're having more fun then the slaves that lived here 150 years ago. A few years back, I read a wonderful historical novel called Charleston by John Jakes. If you like historical novels, give it a try. He also wrote The Gods of Newport about the golden days of the obscenely wealthy during the late 1800's. Two great novels.
Tomorrow we continue the slow trip to Alex's house in Annandale,VA via the Outer Banks(OBX) of North Carolina.

Most recent tank of gas: Brunswick,GA, Flying J $3.499 less 2 cents Loyalty Discount.

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