Snowbird RV Trail North, Wednesday & Thursday, Days 15 & 16 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Delaware State Campground, Rehoboth Beach
Delaware State Campground, Rehoboth Beach

Delaware State Campground, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is located at the mouth of the James River where it enters the Atlantic Ocean. It’s only 58 miles from our last stop in Greensboro, Maryland. This campground offers both RV and tent camping and is the only State campground we have stayed at that offers FHU including sewer. The friendly lady who checked us in said that sewers were added due to the fact the campground was full most of the Summer and it better served the environment. There is a camp store, laundry, and bathhouse facilities also on the property. Fishing along the shoreline of the James River is just across the entry road, and we are within walking distance (500 yards) of the beach on the Atlantic side. Campsites can be reserved online, and a front row spot offers beautiful sunset views as well as a look at the boats as they come and go under the huge new bridge separating the river from the ocean. The bridge is lit up in blue at night and is quite the sight as well. The sites run $39/night or $37 with Senior discount.

James River Bridge at dusk  Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
James River Bridge at dusk
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Wednesday evening we had dinner at Matt’s Fish Camp just a mile down the road. It was recommended to us as being very good. We found it to be overpriced and the lobster rolls are no comparison to what we left in Clearwater. After dinner we took a ride about 5 miles South to Bethany Beach. We were told it was less touristy than Rehoboth Beach. What we did find is that you paid to park anyplace you wanted to stop. Parking lots, streets, side roads, and beach access lots. It made us appreciate more all of the free parking along the beach in Myrtle Beach. We drove back into Rehoboth Beach where Niki treated us to hot fudge sundae nightcaps. Life is good.

Thursday afternoon we had lunch at Bob Evans, stopped in the Tanger Outlet shops (specifically Yankee Candle), and then went in search of the famous Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. Parking meters everywhere or No Parking signs otherwise. $1.50 for each hour of parking. We visited some shops, walked on the Boardwalk, took some photos, and had dessert at Cold Stone Creamery. On the way back to the State Park we stopped to find out more about “The Towers” – tall concrete affairs of which we had seen several along the beaches.

On the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
On the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

There were 11 “Towers” built along the Delaware Coast between 1939 and 1942. They were manned with observers on watch for enemy ships during WWII. The Towers were arranged in such a way that a triangulation between 2 or more towers could give gun emplacements at Forts Delaware, DuPont, and Mott an accurate point at which to shoot, if needed, to protect Delaware Bay and shipbuilding in Philadelphia and Wilmington. There are current fund raising efforts locally to repair and protect these historical buildings.

On another note we stopped to ask one of the beach gate tenders what the story was on the numerous roads through the beach berms designated for vehicles and surf fishing. We thought we might take the truck out on the beach. We were told it was strictly passage for surf fishermen with a proper license. He would gladly sell us one -[- it’s only $130 for out-of-State visitors. We decided to pass on that idea.

Tomorrow we travel into New Jersey and will be staying in a campground near Atlantic City. We hear another Boardwalk calling. We leave this Delaware State Campground knowing we found a winner and both recommend it and rate it very high for anyone wanting to visit the Delaware Coast area. We talked with our neighbors from PA who have been coming here twice a year for many years and love it. The neighbors on the other side of us come to fish, and that’s just a short walk across the road, and the sandy beach awaits within walking distance in the other direction.

Still having fun and very happy you’re along with us,

Jack, Niki, and The Kids

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Snowbird RV Trail North, Monday & Tuesday, Days 13 & 14 in Greensboro, Maryland

Holiday Park Campground, Greensboro, MD
Holiday Park Campground, Greensboro, MD

Greensboro, Maryland is 163 miles from Ashland, Virginia. We covered it in our normal 5 hours on the road. After a short 14 mile stretch on I-95 we took Exit 104, heading Northeast towards Annapolis pretty much on route US-301, bypassing Annapolis, going over a couple of long and high bridges, to US-50 East and some side roads to Greensboro and Holiday Park Campground, 14620 Drapers Mill Pond Road, Greensboro. It’s about a 23 mile detour off US-301. Not convenient if you are using 301 as your major South/North route as many do, but actually on our route plan as our next stop will be Rehoboth Beach in Delaware on the Atlantic Coast.

“Holiday Park” is a Passport America Campground. The half-price is valid for one night only.

We arrived here Monday afternoon without a problem. Well actually there were two. One is the 2 bridges leading into Maryland! Jack doesn’t t care too much for bridges in general, and especially doesn’t care for long and high bridges. The other problem is the access road leading into this campground. It’s probably a good 3/4 mile from the main road and it is paved, but, they have several signs saying “uneven pavement” along the way. Speed bumps will cause some wear and tear and we do see the need for them sometimes. This place however has “patches”, probably 10 of them on their stretch of entryway. Each patch covers the width of the road and is probably 10′ long, and 2″-3″ high. That’s 20 jolts up and down, plus a regular speed bump at either end. I guess they want you coming in real slowly.

The campground itself we rate as okay. A lot of trees, level, sandy pull-thrus, no sewers at the sites, but several dump stations going out. It’s a Christian based campground offering activities most weekends . They have a large activities center that holds 400 people and they have Gospel groups performing several times each year. The owners are friendly. It’s located a half hour from Dover International Speedway.

We unhitched and went out for a pizza. Greensboro is not a large town and when we inquired we were referred to only 2 restaurant choices. Gasoline locally is $3.389/gallon, but we noted an average $3.45/gal along US-301.

Niki slipped yesterday and wrenched her new knee making it still pretty painful overnight and today. It’s quite overcast this morning (Tuesday), only about 58* outside, and has begun to sprinkle. Due to the pain, the weather, and the bone-jarring entrance road we probably will just stay put today and maybe do some laundry. Speaking of laundry facilities, most campgrounds have them with the norm being 3 washers and 3 dryers, on a first come, first served basis. Coin operated, we have seen them ranging from $1 to $2 per machine.

Tomorrow we head for the Atlantic Ocean to see what a Delaware State Campground looks like.

We hope you will continue to join us,

Jack, Niki, and The Kids

Snowbird RV Trail North, Fri – Sun, Days 10, 11 & 12 in Ashland, VA

Richmond North KOA Campground, Ashland, Virginia
Richmond North KOA Campground
Ashland, Virginia

Friday, Day 10 – Travel day to Ashland, Virginia

Today we wrapped up our trek up US-17 that has brought us from Charleston, South Carolina, through Myrtle Beach, up past the Outer Banks to Virginia Beach. A nice scenic route, 4-lane for the most part, and a nice departure from the tedium of I-95. In Virginia Beach and heading North you have a choice of taking US-13 and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel to continue along the Coast or turning Northwest onto I-64 up through Colonial Williamsburg to I-295 around Richmond to points North and West.

We would have preferred the Chesapeake Bay/bridge experience but being Memorial Day weekend and the official start of the Summer camping season for many, we couldn’t locate a campground that wasn’t booked for the weekend.

I-64 did give us some interesting travel time as well with it’s own tunnel under a portion of the Bay. Long tunnels with 13’6″ clearances are NOT Niki’s favorite travel experiences. Not a problem though as our 5th Wheel is only 12’6″. That’s a whole 12″ to spare.

We did have to make a “comfort” stop shortly after the tunnel and found an exit claiming to offer a “tourist information center”. Now, those can sometimes be tricky. Some info centers offer huge parking areas, snack and picnic areas, comfort facilities and smiling helpful people. A beacon for weary travelers. The “other” tourist information centers may be a single building along a busy street with parking on a first-come basis. Well, with this one we found the busy street part but never did find the information center. We ended up just pulling off the street using 4 or 5 parking spaces to get the job done. Thankfully our semi-trusted GPS, “Thomasina” (Tom-Tom with a female voice), routed us back onto I-64 with no muss, fuss, or other police interaction. I don’t know about your GPS but we have on occasion had Thomasina usher us to closed back gates and some interesting back-up challenges.

We arrived at the Richmond North KOA Campground in mid-afternoon. The trip took 3-1/2 hours and 149 miles. This campground is located 8 miles North of Richmond just off Exit 89 of I-95. The campground has approximately 200 campsites, three-quarters of which are pull-thrus, FHU, with 30/50amp, free wifi and cable. The roads and pads are gravel. Each has a picnic table and most have fire rings. The price is $45/night with the 10% Good Sam or AAA discount. Note: If just stopping for the night you might choose the Kosmos Campground which we reviewed last year (http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/kosmopark.htm). It’s the same I-95, Exit 89 and $15/night less.

If you do make a stopover here at either campground, we highly recommend the Italian food at Guido’s just down the road; on the other hand, stay clear of the China Star Chinese restaurant. We found nothing redeemable about the place, neither atmosphere, food or service!

Saturday, Day 11
A day of rest and relaxation and shopping at the local Pet Smart and Wally World.

Sunday, Day 12

Our plans to tour Richmond today were postponed for another time. Our GPS died so we had to shop for a new one. Niki bought the new one for our team so Jack treated at Applebee’s. On the way home we filled the tank at a Shell station near the campground. $3.35/Gal.here, just up the road at the I-95 Exit it’s $3.49. It pays to get away from the Interstate exits and pay what the locals do.

Tomrrow, Monday, we’re on the road again toward Maryland for two nights.

Have a good Memorial Day and don’t forget to fly our flag,

Jack, Niki, K.C. & B.B.

p.s. B.B. has learned to play fetch. He does it well and always alternates between his Mom and Dad. Unfortunately he now wants to play fetch morning, noon, night, and all night in-between his catnaps.

Days 8 & 9 – Shawboro, NC and the Outer Banks

North River Campground, Shawboro, NC
North River Campground, Shawboro, NC

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Wednesday was another travel day up the Coast about 137 miles to North River Campground in Shawboro, NC. It took us a little over 3 hours coming up US-17. They are really improving 17 throughout the Carolinas, bypassing the cities, and they are hard at work developing the route into a 4-lane divided highway all the way. Again there was great scenery along the route and we did run into rain off and on.

North River Campground and RV Park is about 6 miles off Highway 158, which is a major route from US-17 to the Outer Banks. It is worth the sidetrip to get to it. It’s 70 plus full hook-up campsites encircling a 5 acre lake. Total peace and quiet in a beautiful setting. They also offer tent sites, cabins and have a pool, miniature golf and a pizza parlor on the $20/night for 30Amp and $25/night for 50 Amp. A good bargain.

The first evening we unhitched and drove back into Elizabeth City for dinner and found “One Track Restaurant” quite by accident. It is not much to look at but we have found that to be the case with some amazing dining places. The waitress was super nice and told us all of the food, sauces, dressings, desserts, etc. were homemade inhouse. We had spaghetti and barbecue and enjoyed them both.

Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Thursday we left The Kids in charge of the RV and drove about an hour to the Outer Banks to visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hills. Admission is free for Seniors with the “America the Beautiful” card. The large complex has a modern museum tracing the challenges the bicycle building Brothers had to solve, the unique opportunities presented by the breezes along the Outer Banks, and the solutions that brought them to three successively longer motorized flights in 1903. Also housed in the museum is an actual full-sized working replica of the Wright Bros plane. On the grounds outside are the tall dune, with Memorial on top, and markers showing the distances of those first flights. There are replicas of the buildings used by the Brothers for assembling their plane and living quarters. There are uniformed guides ready to answer any questions. An interesting place for anyone interested in American history in general and the stories of the people responsible for many “firsts” in aviation from the Wright Brothers forward.

We decided to splurge a little on dinner after visiting the museum. We went to a place called Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern on the Croatan Highway in Nags Head. It was proven to us once again that price does not necessarily dictate the quality of the food it’s paying for. We suggest you skip this place if in the neighborhood and instead find a good Mom and Pop, hole in the wall, that proudly serves good home-cooked food.

Friday we continue our journey North heading for a KOA Campground in Ashland, Virginia, just North of Richmond. It looks like it may be a nice place to spend the next 3 nights this Memorial Day weekend. We’ll let you know about that in our next installment. Current average gasoline price locally is $3.499/gallon.

Jack, Niki, K.C. and B.B.
On the Road in the Carolinas

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DAY 7 – Tuesday, Exploring New Bern, NC

A visit to New Bern, NC
New Bern, North Carolina

We caught the 2pm “Trolly Tour” of historic New Bern. It gave us a nice overview of this historic village from the time of the first settlers who didn’t get on well with the local Indians at all, which caused them to be wiped out, placing the idea of British colonization back a few years. Once a few bugs were ironed out with the Natives, the Town was re-established, grew and became a major seaport and a wealthy center of commerce and politics for many years. The current population is proud of its Town and its history. The historic district covers many blocks of beautifully restored homes, churches and public buildings. Some refer to it as rivaling Colonial Williamsburg. The tour lasted 90 minutes, our guide was extremely well versed and an interesting speaker. We made stops including a church dating back to the British settlers and a Confederate cemetery.

Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola New Bern, NC
Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola New Bern, NC

New Bern is also the “Birthplace of Pepsi-Cola” and after the tour we made sure to stop in to the original soda fountain and have a couple of Pepsi floats. Unlike secretive Coca Cola, the Pepsi formulation is printed on the wall.

We ended the day by driving along the Coast to Bayboro, NC to a recommended restaurant for another excellent seafood dinner.

Wednesday we drive up the Coast to spend a couple of nights in Shawboro, NC near the Outer Banks. We’ll be back to report on what we find.

Jack, Niki, and The Kids
Still on the road, still in North Carolina

DAY 6 – Monday Travel Day, Myrtle Beach to New Bern, NC

Moonlight Lake RV Park New Bern, NC
Moonlight Lake RV Park New Bern, NC

The rain caught up with us Monday morning and we were pretty damp inside and out by the time the slide rooms were in and the other preparations were completed. Warm rain though so more of a nuisance than an inconvenience.

The trip was North on US-17 along the Coast for 182 miles. The roads were fine, mostly 4-lane, as we drove in and out of showers. It took us about 5 hours. We take our time stopping briefly here and there and keep the speed under 60. Some of the sights along the way that we remember were the Battleship North Carolina and the big sign at the gate to the Camp Geiger Marine Corps Air Station proclaiming “Pardon our noise – It’s the sound of freedom”. We also passed close by the big Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune.

The campground was easy to find. Moonlight Lake RV Park is a very small place but neat and well-kept. It’s pretty much a field with the sites arranged along and around a small fishing pond. Each site is a FHU. There are clean restrooms and washers and dryers available. Perfect for Snowbirds and other RVers passing through and needing to stopover a day or 2. A good bargain at the Passport America price of $16 per night.

Kathy was at the front desk and checked us in. She was a friendly and courteous fountain of knowledge about the area. We always ask where the locals eat and if there was only time to see one thing in the area what would they suggest. Then we expand from there. She suggested several places for dinner in New Bern which is very much a historical little town, and also the “birthplace” of Pepsi Cola. More about that tomorrow.

This area is noted for good seafood and we took one of Kathy’s suggestions to heart and sought out a place called the Sting Ray Cafe. She warned that it was a hole-in-the-wall type of place but the food was delicious. She wasn’t wrong on either point. We dined on fresh scallops, shrimp, and clam strips along with hush puppies, clam fries, fried okra (for Niki), and macaroni salad (for Jack). It was all good.

Reality did set back in at the gas pumps when crossing the border from SC gasoline at $3.19/Gal to NC gas at $3.45/Gal.

Tuesday we plan to do a little sightseeing and maybe find some more good things to eat.

Jack, Niki, and the Kids
On the road in North Carolina

Snowbird RV Trail North, Sunday, Day 5 – Myrtle Beach, SC

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K& W Cafeteria, Illusions of Magic, Fuddrucker’s, and a Campground Story

Yesterday, Saturday, we stayed busy. It’s nice to have a Camper’s World nearby when you need a part quickly. Nothing major, just an adjustment on our sewer system. CW also happened to be having “Grill Fest” and who am I to turn down a free hotdog!

We had dinner later at a K&W Cafeteria. We discovered it only last year and also discovered we really like the food. It is served cafeteria style with a choice of an entree, 2 vegetables, bread, beverage and dessert. All for about $6.

We had tickets for the evening performance of “Illusions of Magic” at the Palace Theatre. It’s a full scale production with dancers, special effects, elaborate scenery, and the thumping background music. Perhaps you have wondered what became of Ben Blaque and his crossbow after his appearances on America’s Got Talent 2012? Well, now you’ll be happy to know, he is doing okay and is part of this show through its run ending the end of September. What’s a magic show without a white Bengal Tiger? They have one here and he is present for unending picture taking during a loooong intermission.
Niki enjoyed the show much more than she thought she might going in. She says she could have done quite well without the “thumping music” part. The illusions were well done, but unfortunately the magician is not a really good showman. Ben Blaque however is even more spectacular in person than on TV. Shooting the apple on his own head is quite something to watch! They also have a roller skating couple performing gymnastics while skating round and round on what appeared to be a small, 6′ in diameter, raised circle.

After the show we stopped for a really good hamburger at Fuddrucker’s. They make them up fresh and then you dress them any way you want from a large sideboard of toppings.

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Now, about “Cypress Camping Resort”. It’s located on the Intracoastal Waterway and fairly close to the ocean beaches. Not the easiest to find even with GPS. They contacted us last Fall to inquire if we would like to come check the place out and have two free nights of camping. We told them we would be coming through in the Spring. This month before our trip we emailed them to see if they still wanted us to come. “Sure do!” said they. The rest of the story story began when we went to check-in and they told us our “sales presentation was at 10:30 the next morning” and they would pick us up at our campsite. Now, that’s the first we heard about a required sales pitch and nothing of the sort was ever indicated from the time we were invited to the time we called and made the reservation. I found the office staff rude, haughty, and indignant in their manner, especially for a self proclaimed “Christian campground”. Had we known the true situation we would have probably stayed here anyway to review it and would have politely declined the sales pitch to become “membership campers”. They stopped short of calling me a liar but adamantly maintained that they must have told us. The ensuing discussion doesn’t bear repeating. Both parties agreed that it would not serve a real purpose for us to attend any sales presentation. Putting aside our disagreement, I will be objective in describing the campground itself. The sites are all pull-thrus with concrete pads and full hookups. We find them packed too closely together for our own tastes. Most have small grass-less areas for your chairs and the picnic table. The attached photos show the 10′ section of “sandy beach” and other views of the Park and Waterway. The staff, other than office, have been friendly and very helpful. The campsite price is $44.80/night with the Good Sam 10% discount. The rates are also not readily available on their website.

What do you think, should I have just remained quiet and listened to the sales pitch and then politely have said no thank you?

We have tried several campgrounds in the area and will still rate either Myrtle Beach State Park, or Grapeful Sisters Vineyard & Campground near North Myrtle, as our favorites for the amenities received and the price.

We did tour Huntington Beach State Park this weekend and it has a lot to offer, beach, marshlands, Nature Trails, birds, and gators. We may just park there for a few days next Spring.

Tomorrow we head up the Coast to New Bern, NC getting closer to the Outer Banks.

Thanks for traveling along with us,
Jack, Niki, K.C., and B.B.

Snowbird RV Trail North, Days 3 & 4 – Myrtle Beach, SC

Medieval Times Dinner Show, Myrtle Beach, SC
A Knight to Remember on the Snowbird RV Trail

About our Meeting with the King
and Good Time Charley on a Harley

We arrived in MB mid-afternoon on Friday. We came in the back way this time from St. George (near Charleston). Good roads, mostly 2 lane, and great scenery coming up Alt 17. This drive was 124 miles and 2-3/4 hours. A short hop of the type we like.

The “Cypress Camping Resort” that we booked for 3 nights is rather a big disappointment after all the hype and the invitation to visit that was extended to us last Fall. We’ll do a more detailed look at this “Resort” on Sunday. We want it to be factual, pertinent and it deserves to be done honestly.

We started getting an inkling of something the closer we got to Myrtle Beach. First, several Hells Angels went roaring by us, then we started seeing more groups of bikers the closer we got to our destination. Lucky us! “Bike Week” in the Myrtle Beach area. Hundreds of bikes, thousands of bikes. All shapes, sizes and descriptions! Their bikes were unique also. There are a good many here at the campground as well but no wild parties (yet) and all of the groups did quiet right down with the 10pm “Quiet Time” rule.

We had to enter into our rush mode when we arrived. Something we try hard not to do very often, but we had tickets for the Medieval Times show and the doors opened at 5pm with the admonition to “Arrive early as seating was on a first come basis”. The house was only maybe 3/4 full so there wasn’t really the need for great urgency.

Niki had “Seeing real jousting!” on her Bucket List, and we have missed it several times at different Medieval Faires due to timing. This was the night! The show is in a castle, of course. Upon arriving we met the King and a number of his Court. Of course we received our own crowns and had our picture taken with him. Rubbing elbows with Royalty! Life is truly grand.

Now, you may ask the questions we asked ourselves beforehand. Was it going to be worth the $50+ per ticket? Was the food going to be any good? Was it all going to be a corny charade? The answers we both came to were yes, yes, and no. It was 2 hours of non-stop action while we dined, 11th Century style without utensils, on a very well prepared dinner of “Dragon Soup” (tomato bisque), garlic bread, potato, “Grilled Dragon” (half chicken & a BBQ rib), and a dessert pastry.

The gist of the show is a gathering of Knights of the Realm meeting to compete in a variety of skills on horseback for the pleasure of the King, his lovely daughter, and a favored group of loyal subjects, us. “Us” were divided into sections, each to cheer on their favorite Knight. The horses were well trained and it was very evident they were well cared for. The “Knights” were all young, athletic, and very skilled at each event. It was all carefully choreographed, of course, but done just as well as any movie sequence or wrestling event. The jousting was the final event with the lone remaining victorious knight called upon one final time to dispatch a scoundrel from a neighboring Kingdom who had come to threaten harm to the King and his family.

After the show, Niki was able to speak briefly with the performer that put his beautiful Lippizan through some intricate maneuvers in a solo performance. It’s quite a sight when one jumps straight up in the air and all 4 hoofs clear the ground.

Speaking of spellbinding performances, that’s what we are off to see this evening. We’ll report back tomorrow.

For more about all of the great things to do and see in the Myrtle Beach Area, visit our Myrtle Beach website at
http://www.myrtlebeachsnowbirder.com/

On the Snowbird RV Trail and lovin’ life,
Jack, Niki, K.C., and B.B.

Midieval Times, Myrtle Beach, SC
A Knight to Remember and a good time had by all

Spring 2013 RV Trip Diary – Florida to Canada

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Thursday, May 16, 2013
Day1 and 2
Greetings from St. George, SC

We did shove off from our Winter retreat in Thonotosassa, Florida (on the East side of Tampa) yesterday. Niki, the trouper that she is, after spending the weekend in bed and sick from her medication, decided it was time we should be heading North. Yesterday was kind of rough for her but she is doing much better today.

Last night’s stop was “Pecan Park RV Resort” immediately off Exit 366 of I-95 in Jacksonville. We have stayed here several times and call it one of our favorite stopovers. We originally planned to stay at least 2 nights at each stop of this trip but since we started 2 days late and have commitments up the road, by staying only one night at Pecan, and one night at tonight’s stopover, “Jolly Acres Campground” in St. George, we are now back on schedule.

The first leg,Tampa to Jacksonville, took us 205 miles in about 5-1/2 hours. We are trying to stop at least every hour or two for Niki to exercise the new knee per doctor’s orders. Last time at Jacksonville we toured the Budweiser Brewery and if you would like to know more about it, and Pecan Park, we have a page on our website at http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/pecanpark.htm with pictures and details.

Jolly Acres has also been a regular stop for us on this route and it’s really a very nice little RV park in the country about 5 miles off from I-95 but easy on and off and we think it is worth the detour. Since we have visited before we also have a page about this park at http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/jollyacres.htm. Today‘s run up I-95 was 211 miles and again took us about 5 hours with stops and a lunch break. For lunches we usually pull into a rest area and make a sandwich.

Both campgrounds are half-price, Passport America Parks. We have noted a change at both campgrounds since our last visit. Pecan Park now has a 3 night minimum and 6 night maximum rule to use Passport America beginning on May 1st each year. Jolly Acres here in St George is all but sold-out and filled up with Seasonal campers. In past years there were very few campers besides ourselves but they were telling me that word has gotten around that they are a pretty nice campground. I am happy for them but not for us because we do enjoy it also. Their suggestion is to call before coming to make sure they have a spot open.

From this current campground North it will be an entirely new route for us and we will also be visiting 8 new RV Park/Campgrounds for the first time. We have visited tomorrow’s destination, the Myrtle Beach Area, many times in the past but not the route we are taking nor the campground we have been invited to stay at and review. We also have a couple of shows we are planning to visit for the first time along with some new sightseeing thrown in. We will be in Myrtle 3 nights and our next report will be from there.

On the road with
Jack, Niki, K.C. and B.B.

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