We left home a day late (missing our first planned stop in Rehoboth Beach State Park in Delaware), just as the “bomb tornado” was ripping up the East Coast. Snow and temperatures were falling and winds were gusting, so we decided to change our route and head in a south-westerly direction, cutting out planned stops in Virginia Beach, VA and New Bern, NC. It was a good thing to do as the Virginia Beach KOA called to tell us that the campground was snowed under (“do NOT come here!”), and the New Bern KOA was frozen over!
While driving through Maryland the winds picked up and the temperature dropped, but the snow finally quit, and I was glad when we pulled into the Greensboro, NC KOA. There was no water and even with propane heat, the Boss and Mr. Big were cold inside the Enterprise. In fact, it was so cold the leveling jacks were frozen and they were afraid to put out the big slides.
We then spent two nights in Lumberton, NC at the KOA where it was a tad warmer, but it was not until we got to the Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC that we were able to lower the jacks, put out all the slides, and de-winterize (surprise, leak in the water pipes under the washer!).
B&B thawed out, showered (yay!) and put away their winter coats and blankets. The waves were crashing on the beach but, because I’ve been knocked down in wild surf before, I did not go near the water. Even though it was a little cloudy, the Boss was up at 6:30 am taking pictures of the sunrise over the Atlantic… guess where Mr. Big and I were – LOL.
Sunrise on Myrtle Beach…
And here we are in Charleston, SC at the Oak Plantation Campground – hoping the predicted rain will not start (no trip to Fort Sumter in the rain). I’ve been promised a good brushup – can’t wait for that – and B&B are considering a Charleston Food Tour to sample Low-Country Cuisine; I’ll let you know how that goes!
Stay tuned and Keep Warm!