Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Myrtle Beach without the Motorhome, Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We have been back on the road once more but this time we are traveling without the motorhome.  Last Friday we left home at 5:30am driving to Myrtle Beach,S.C. arriving about 3pm.  It was in the 40's at home and the 70's in Myrtle Beach.  We are staying in a time share unit at Marriott Ocean Watch.  The weather down here has been up and down all week.  Saturday was a warm day then Sunday the cold set in until Tuesday when it warmed up with rain- late evening  there was even a tornado watch issued for the area. Luckily, there was just thunder and lightning.  Today Wednesday it has become cold again and windy.
There is a very nice exercise room in this complex that Tom and I go to each morning to use the various equipment after eating breakfast.  We found a jigsaw puzzle that we spent a couple days working on until we finally  had it together.  We do eat out each day for lunch or dinner. Because of the rain and then cold we have spent time catching up on reading rather than walking the beach.

Monday, November 04, 2013

Safely Home- Monday, November 4, 2013

We were up and on our way home by 9:30am.  Tom was feeling good this morning so we did not anticipate any problems getting home.  About 1:30pm we arrived in Taneytown and in the driveway by 2 o'clock.  And then we went to the local Pizza Hut for lunch.  Returning back to the house we got busy cleaning out the refrigerator/freezer and then removing anything that might freeze.  At this time we are not sure what or when our next motorhome trip will be.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Final Campout of the Year - Sunday November 3

Well it is Sunday evening and the final campout for the year is over.  Friday more Traveling Americans came into the park with a total of 16 rigs and 37 people.  This was a great turnout but then the last campout usually is well attended.  On Friday evening we went out as a group to Waterman's Seafood Company Restaurant- we had reservations and the restaurant accommodated us well even though they were very busy with other customers.
Saturday morning started with breakfast prepared by the hosts- Larry and Joanne, the Fordham's and us.  It was quite a large group but we had plenty of food- biscuits and sausage gravy, baked oatmeal, egg casserole, potatoes and fruit.  Tom was still a little light-headed but he felt up to going along with Larry and Joanne and me to Deal Island to see their house that they purchased this year on the island.  A nice home in a good location for easy access for Larry to get his boat in the water for fishing in the bay.  Saturday evening we had a potluck dinner with Joanne providing chicken barbecue and I made pulled pork.
This morning we woke up to a time change as time fell back an hour to standard time.  The group gathered for a potluck breakfast with a nice varity of breakfast foods.  After a club meeting the group broke up and many began packing up and heading home.  We are staying another night along with Linda and Ken Rouzer and Art Welsh.  We have spent a fairly quiet day watching racing and football on TV and cleaning out cupboards of things that would freeze.  Tom will winterize the motorhome after we get home to prevent any damage from freezing weather.  Tom continues to feel much better and feels he will be ready to drive the motorhome home tomorrow.  We had offers of help to get us home-  Bill Fordham who also has a Phaeton motorhome offered to return tomorrow to drive our motorhome home,  John Rush offered to come along with Bill and Larry and Joanne has offered to be at the house to help us to get this thing in the driveway.  Such great people that we travel with!!  Hopefully, we will be able to go as we have and not need the help.