May 2013

This month started off celebrating Susan’s 41st Birthday with dinner at a nice Italian Restaurant with her family and then back to her home for cake. 

We attended a nice picnic for the Air Force on the 4th and that night went to an opening for the new Daniel Island Marina and Boat Club where we are members.  We enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, touring the marina and meeting other owners. 

We brought our camper to have a new black water tank installed.  It was suppose to take a few hours – they ended up having it for 3 days.  When they were done they dropped it of the lift and ruined our landing gear.  What a nightmare!  Will never return to that dealer again lol.

This month was also spend packing boxes as our daughter is moving.  I enjoy doing that – trying to fit things into different places.  Of course we have had enough moves ourselves to be experts.

Camping at Buck Hall Recreation Area in the Francis Marion National Forest was wonderful.  This forest covers 258,864 acres with a trail that covers 235 miles.  At one time it was a plantation.  You can sit in your site and watch all the boats using the intercoastal waterways.  Just beautiful.  Another thing I love about the forest is your allowed to have a campfire.  When its cool I can sit for hours watching a fire.

We took a ride to McClellanville which is a small fishing town.  It is know for shrimping and beautiful homes.  We found a nice place to buy some scallops and shrimp which made a delicious dinner.

A few days this month we were able to get out on our boat and cruise the Cooper, Ashley and Wando Rivers plus the intercoastal waterways in Charleston Harbor.  We find it so peaceful out on the water that sometimes we just float along while others going pretty fast. 

One weekend we had our darling granddaughter Julia whom is 9 for the weekend.  She is very funny and had us laughing all weekend long.  We enjoy spending time with all our grandchildren as they definitely keep you young.

One day riding around we found the Sewee Shell Ring in Awendaw which dates back 4000 years.  One shell mound is made of clams, the other of oysters.  Archaeologists believe that the ring was used as a central gathering place for ceremonies and feasts by the Indians.  Another great find.

Huntington Beach State Park was our next stop.  What a gem with 3 miles of pristine beach.  We stayed here for 5 days and really enjoyed it.  While here we had the truck serviced, got a new phone, visited Pawleys Island, which is one of the oldest vacation spots on the East Coast, the beach, out to dinner with friends, walking and just relaxing.  We had a full hookup site with table and even room to set up our screen room.

We attended Julia’s pool party and enjoyed watching the young girls swim – great cookie cake also 

Two of our granddaughters take dance lessons and were in a recital.  They both did really well and all the girls looked so pretty.  Emily has really become a super dancer and really enjoys it

On the 27th of the month we headed to North Myrtle Beach to Briarcliffe Rv Resort.  It is a coast to coast park with full hookups, pool, mini golf, shuffleboard, croquet, horeshoes, volleyball, basketball, ping pong, clubhouse, playground, and laundry.  The best part is that its  about 5 minutes from the beach. 

Also it is located next door to Barefoot Landing which is a huge complex with shops, restaurants and amusement rides.  It is a fun place to walk around at night and enjoy watching the people.

That sums up the month of May – stayed tuned for June.