Friday, September 05, 2014

Traveling- Virginia and Myrtle Beach- August 29- September 5, 2014

It appears that I am behind in my duties and that being the keeping of this blog up to date with our travels. Let me catch up. Last Friday, August 29th we left our house traveling in the motorhome. We were headed for Milford, Virginia for a weekend with the Traveling Americans. Since we were passing by Todd and Beth's house it had been arranged that we would pick up Parker and Gabi to take along for the weekend. We met Todd with the kids in a park and ride lot, loaded up the kids and traveled a little farther south to R & D campground in Milford, Virginia. Gabi and Parker were with us until Sunday when Todd along with Maddi came down to the campground and picked up the them up. We had a nice weekend. We all went out for dinner on Friday evening to a "soul food" restaurant called Lou's, great food- the ribs were outstanding and so meaty. Saturday we had pot luck breakfast and dinner and Sunday a continental breakfast. Woody Woodruff treated the kids to some magic tricks. Dave and Libby Hagan had the kids come into their motorhome to see their birds and we walked the nature trail several times.

With the kids back to their home and Parker being readied for kindergarten, we were ready Monday morning to move on down the road toward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We spent Monday night in Selma, North Carolina at R Vacation Campground. We were one of 4 motorhomes from the weekend campout going to Myrtle Beach. We all spent the night in this campground. On Tuesday morning we again were on the road going south on I-95. Tom and I got to Myrtle Beach about 1pm. The others, Woodruff, Rush and Perry, came in a couple hours later. Shelly and Rich Rogan had come down on Sunday- they are a younger still working couple that wanted a full week at the beach. Unfortunately, Shelly and Rich will be leaving this weekend and, fortunately, for the rest we will be staying until the end of the month. Another couple, Daniels, have had a family emergency and have not been able to get down as planned.

This week we have gotten ourselves settled into the beach life. Walking the beach mornings and evenings, going to the pool area and floating around the lazy river and going out to eat. It has been really hot here with temps in the 90's and upper 80's, cooler weather is predicted next week. The census at the campground is down during the week days and then picks up on the weekend.