Friday, April 17, 2015

Moving up the Coast - Family Time

(Cherry Point MCAS, Havelock, NC)  Hi 74 Lo 65 -- I finished an afghan so thought I'd post a photo of it. It's a basket weave pattern. It's heavier then the others I've done, and would be great for really cold nights.

It's nice to finally be on the move for our summer travels. On Wednesday it was warm and humid when we left Naval Station Mayport. We had a smooth hitch up and we pulled out of the park around 9:30am. The RV and truck traffic was heavy on I-95. I watch license plates as the cars pass us while we travel slowly in the right lane. There were a lot of plates from Canada and the northern states. The trip went smoothly until we were about 20 miles from our destination, when we hit a construction zone that delayed us about a half hour. We finally pulled into one of our favorite "overnight" parks, Bass Lake Campground in Dillon, SC, after 7 hours of travel. It was our longest travel day since we started full timing. Needless to say, we were both pretty beat.

Our site at Bass Lake Campground, Dillon, SC.

The lake (Bass Lake) has a resident alligator.

The office building and small playground. There is a small store in the office.

Its was raining when we arrived, and it rained most of the night, so Jim waited until the next morning to set up the satellite dish. We got a few stations on our antenna, and I was able to watch Survivor, that's all that counted.

It got down to the low 50's Wednesday night, so the blanket went back on the bed again. It was drizzly and dreary on Thursday so we stayed in to rest up from yesterday's long travel day. I was really sore from the long driving day,  from gripping the steering wheel so tight in heavy traffic. I'm whining so I'll take some cheese with that whine. :)

On Friday we got hooked up and on the road at 10am for the (thankfully) shorter 4-hour trip to North Carolina. We're spending some time with Jim's family. They live in the Morehead City area on the coast. We arrived at the Cherry Point Marine base at 2pm. Cherry Point is in Havelock, about 15 miles west of Morehead City. We got set up at the Pelican Point RV Park. (Similar name to Pelican Roost RV Park in Mayport.) This is the second time we've stayed here at Cherry Point, and we love the place.

It's a fairly open park (no encroaching trees), which we like, with full concrete pads and 50 amp, water, and sewer hookups. There's also free wi-fi and cable TV.

It's one of the nicer military campgrounds.

After we got set up we went to Jim's mom's for a home cooked dinner. She cooked up some Tilapia, with sugar peas and twice-baked potatoes. Mom Alberta is an expert at southern cooking, so of course it was delicious!

We'll be here for about a month and we're looking forward to some wonderful family time.

I updated the maps on the right side of the blog so they all look consistent. The maps are interactive so you can zoom in to see the locations better. I like this color coded map of all our trips.

That's all for now.

1 comment:

Randy Warner said...

Beautiful afghan! That looks like a lot of work but I know they'll enjoy it. Those things last forever.

Ugh - glad the long travel day is behind you. Looks like a nice campsite at Bass Lake. Have you stayed at the Bass Lake FamCamp at WPAFB?