Summer of 2008  The Year of Gas Prices   Return

Wed-6/18/08 Fill up at Kroger and head out for points unknown. Lets try Pipestem WV. Nice park.  
Move on to Wytheville VA.  NC Tarheels Travelers Club convention and, the land of 40 40 footers!, now wonder there is a gas shortage  
More Wytheville, Went to dinner and met Larry  
Move on to Florence SC. Nice KOA, but raining.  
Land Myrtle Beach State Park, where the situation is rain.  I backed into the space under the watchful eye of ML and hit a tree, She says "I never thought you'd back into the tree!"(mls input:  It was a big tree. Easy to see. He never pays attention to my directions anyway! If you can't see a tree, you shouldn't be driving!) 
6/23 - 6/27
Went to the beach, got sunburn, went shopping for new parts for the RV, got a chair for ML and hit the Buffet at Crabby Mikes! More beach and sun. Have to leave, because the place is full and the 4th is coming.  
Sat-28 - Sun 29 Now at Briarcliff, next door to Barefoot Landing.  ML got new bathing suit, ate outside on the lake.  
Mon    6/30 On to Hollywood, SC (South Charleston)  Hit Wal-Mart Dinner at Gilligans.....Key Lime Pie  
Tues      7/1 Lazy day....naps, lunch, naps, dinner, nap, bed  JW met the neighbors, ML read a book. ML sees woman having trouble breaking camp and sends JW to the rescue.  
Wed    7/2        JW supplied tools for neighbor to break camp and take trailer to son at new homesite.  Going into the business of setting up and breaking camp?  
Mon      7/7 Pack up and head out for Edisto Beach State Park, arrived to a herd of mosquitoes, bit 20 times just getting unhooked.  
Tues      7/8 Great day, so we did the beach. Beware of undertow!
Wed      7/9 To the beach.  
Thurs   7/10 Beach again  
Fri       7/11 On to the Oak Plantation, nice park we will stay for the week end. Did Best Buy to replace Maxine with a new GPS  
Sat      7/12 Went to Folly Beach. Surfer and precision kite flying. Complaints of undertow again.
Sun      7/13 On to James Island County Park,  delayed as we wait for draw bridge.   Park has a doggie beach and park, and are holding a battery sailboat regatta  Huge place.  Went to water park.
Mon    7/14 A little cloudy, ML returns to water park, Tried to negotiate extended stay, they are still working on it. Dinner at La Carreta. Yes we can stay if we move everyday!  
Tues    7/15 Promises to be a great day, sail boat races and a doggie park with a beach.
Wed 7/16 Spent the night in the overflow lot   
Thus 7/17   New site...ML to pool...JW bicycle and nap  
Fri 7/18   Had to rain sooner or later  
Sat  The Grimm's stopped by on their way to Kiawah Island  
Sun 7/20  Went to beach at Kiawah, fought the waves, dinner at cond  Now Who's cooking?   
Mon 7/21   ML to pool.  Pool closes due to storm.  Give out rain checks.  
Tue 7/22  Evan, Misty, Jon came to campground for a day at the pool & water slide.  Dinner at La Carreta.  Evan got into fire ants.  
Wed 7/23  ML uses rain check for pool   
Thus 7/24  Move again. Misty, Jon, and Evan come to the water park again. Grilled hamburgers and had corn on cob.  
Fri 7/25   ML to pool  
Sat 7/26   Trip into Charleston to the Wal-Mart  
Sun 7/27  Back to Myrtle Beach for fun in the sun, site #235 allows for a dish and parking for Jeep, missed the trees this time  
 Mon  Beach and a little rain, the place is overrun with French speaking Quebec folk,  
 Tue Cloudy, so went shopping for new Sirius, then returned it (miraculous recovery of old one), then dinner at the Golden Coral  
 Wed  Did beach then big rain with shoes floating down the road, firewood is adrift, the water's halfway to the step, "It's a hell of a day at sea, Sir."  
Thus 7/31 More beach time
Fri 8/1 We went back to Barefoot Landing, ate at Crab Shack
Sat 8/2 Enough is enough, so it's good bye to the spacious skies and hot sands of Myrtle Beach, headed to the Outer Banks. Move your Towels, this guy is landing on the Beach!
Sun 8/3 After a stopover at Surf City, a placed best forgotten, we head for Cedar  Island, Gateway to the Outer Banks. We start our search for favorite lighthouses. We are treated to a private ferry ride to Cape Lookout Lighthouse, the last of the day.  Saw wild horses on smaller islands. After return ferry, drove on to Cedar Island (Skeeter Island) and had dinner at the Driftwood.  Keepers kept the lights on and were duty bound to rescue.
Mon 8/4 We boarded the Ferry for a 2 hr. run to Ocracoke.  ML met a bunch of bicycle riding school teachers to play cards with (Phase 10) on the trip, they tipped us to lunch at Howard's Pub. Then a troublesome search for the Ocracoke Lighthouse, the oldest and the smallest, only 77ft. Free ferry to Hatteras. Spent night there.  Bad wind storm tore awnings off two of the campers.
Tue 8/5  We found the new location for the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse then headed to Waves, NC.  Stayed at a KOA where we met the real Atlantic Ocean. and Shore line.  Clean water from the center of the ocean touches the shore, free from sand and pollution, its crystal clean
Wed 8/6 Beach & Pool then to Down Under for Dinner.
Thus 8/7
Fri 8/8 JW to the Beach, along with everybody else.
Sat 8/9 A big day as check out Bodie Lighthouse, then we lunch at Applebee's in Nags Head and then a drive through traffic to Currituck Lighthouse and then to Williamston NC, a stop along the road.  
Sun 8/10 Green Acres, Cute campground for locals, camped at Lake Myers, great place for Mocksville NC folks.
Mon 8/11 Visits to Nails Salon, Sprint, Subway and on to Wytheville, best air on the whole trip..
Tue 8/12 From Wytheville then to Newark via Shoney's