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Old 01-20-2016, 05:12 PM   #1639
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It was 31 degrees and just starting to rain when we got on the road this morning, so just in the nick of time.

Doug was probably whispering in my head....Maggie, you need to get out of here.

2 hours out, the sun was shining and it was 38 degrees, nearly 50 degrees by the time we got to Charleston. .

It is winter here, too, but significantly warmer than where I was. Just no reason to deal with the stress of that.

After a very long day, we are settled in at James Island CP for the next month or so. A bit pricey, but I love Charleston, and if I'm not driving that mitigates the cost a bit. Going to do it this year, then we'll see for next.

In here 12 days earlier than planned, I will have to decide what to do beyond this....may head north along the coast a bit, or add to my stay at Edisto....I don't have to decide right now, tho, do I.

The good news, after 24 hours or so with the tank heater on, and warmer temps, the tanks emptied and there is water to the toilet.

Probably more than a small bit of luck that it wasn't worse.


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Old 01-20-2016, 05:27 PM   #1640
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Glad to hear you arrived well. It looks beautiful there. Really pretty trees, water, lots of good walking spots and a senior center around the corner. Maybe they have a crochet group.

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Old 01-20-2016, 05:31 PM   #1641
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It is a beautiful city, and this is a very nice campground.

The senior center doesn't have a needlework group, but I'm going to wander over there and see what else there may be that interests me.


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Old 01-20-2016, 07:52 PM   #1642
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Hey Maggie!!! glad you got "outta Dodge" this morning!!! I was watching the weather hoping you were headed south fast enough!!! great you're there and the tank is fine... life is good!!! Keep having fun!!! hugs and love to the two of you...gail
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:59 PM   #1643
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Yep, it was the right thing to do.....but a long, hard day. Glad to be still.

Lily was a real trooper....she is crashed now.


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Old 01-20-2016, 10:28 PM   #1644
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Hope to stay at that park on my next trip to Charleston, lovely park. Enjoying your journal and taking notes for when I start more travel in a few years. For now I will just see the world through your stories and learn a lot!
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Old 01-21-2016, 06:04 AM   #1645
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Thanks for dropping in, Lucy.

This is a great campground to spend some time in.....and that is not true of them all. Beautiful and well maintained. If you want to set a spell near a city, this is the kind of place you want.

Lily and I were absolutely pooped last night, and slept like the dead. She is still out, lifting her head to look at me as I got up to start my coffee, then nestled back down. Such a sweetie she is.

I must grip the steering wheel pretty tightly, as my shoulders really ache at the end of a driving day. I'll have to work on that.

Have never spent a month in the Interstate in one place, before....but here I am, carving out winter travel that works better for solo me.

I am going to look into renting a small car for my stay...another first...can probably use some Capitol One miles for that, and it will make it much easier to get around and explore a bit.

I also have full hookups here, so if I have a car I can attach that damn sewer hose, and then leave it.

Charleston has very narrow streets, not made for vehicles the size of this one. I tried to get into the Market the last time I was here, and abandoned that out of sheer frustration.

I want to explore, and looking forward to it....after this storm system passes.


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Old 01-21-2016, 06:57 AM   #1646
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We have used enterprise when we owned a large MH, works well and they deliver right to the campsite, then we drove the young woman back to the office and when done with the car the procedure is simply reversed. Got a discount only because I asked for one.

Enjoy the month, looks like a great spot.

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Old 01-21-2016, 07:04 AM   #1647
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Hi Bud.

And, hey!! Love your new avatar! What a sweet looking pup!

I believe it is the AAA discount that is the best, if I remember correctly. I'll let y'all know.

It feels good to be settled in here, and know I will be staying awhile.

I'll get a picture of my campsite after a bit.



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Old 01-21-2016, 07:19 AM   #1648
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Avitar is one I just found while going through old slides. 1970 Biloxi MS Keesler Air Force Base my first partner - fantastic dog, adored my wife to a fault. Died at only 5 due to cancer. Surprisingly I still miss her, she taught me a lot.

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Old 01-21-2016, 08:07 AM   #1649
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It feels like spring here, compared to where I was.....45 degrees right now, with a projected high of 52.

I like.

Lily has just had a long walk, and is a happy girl.


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I was surfing the web at lunch, and noticed that Bill Thomas RV in St. Louis (where we got our rig) has a gently used interstate at a substantial discount. Just FYI in case you are still considering the idea.
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Thanks, I checked it out...still more $$$ than I need to deal with. I am 'in love' with the 2016, but guess I'll need to win the lottery first! LOL!
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Good morning to you & welcome to Charleston! I am planning on picking up fish at Folly Beach at lunch so I'll PM you & Lily & we can eat lunch at the Lost Dog if you have time (dogs welcome). Would be nice to meet.

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