Thank you so much to everyone who posted comments and well-wishes, they are very much appreciated :-).
Tuesday morning we departed First Landing State Park to continue our drive south. It was still chilly, but at least it was a bright sunny day for our drive. We took our time packing things up for departure, trying to go slow and make sure everything was done correctly. It's very important to be careful, especially when hitching the trailer to the truck; you don't want it to be done incorrectly, and end up dropping the trailer on the bed of your truck, causing damage to both vehicles. For the amusement of all you reading, today was the first time I tried driving the truck with the trailer hitched up! It was only through the campground, but still, I did it!
We were on the road by 11 AM, heading for our overnight stop at Bass Lake Campground, just south of the North Carolina/South Carolina border. It was about a 5 1/2 hour drive. That would leave us with a 3 1/2 hour drive to our destination, Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina.
It was a pleasant drive to Bass Lake, and we noticed alot of RV's headed north today...ALOT! This should have been a clue to me as to what I would find later, as we pulled into the campground. I went in to ask about a site for the night, and was told they had no empty sites. Uh-oh! They were very pleasant, and told me I was welcome to "dry-camp" in their field for the night. For the uninitiated into camping vernacular, that means no hook-ups to the trailer: no electric. no water. We could fill up our water tank at the spigot so we had water and the use of our bathroom. The battery would run our lights, and we switched the refrigerator to propane for the night. We figured we could manage, rather than drive further that night. So, on our third night into this adventure, here we were, dry camping!
In spite of the traffic noise (we were right off, I mean RIGHT OFF I-95), the train rumbling near-by, and the airport nearby! we slept pretty well, and were back on the road this morning around 9 AM. We knew it wasn't going to be a nice day, and we were driving right into heavy rain and thunderstorms. And, we did! There were a few times we really had to slow down quite a bit, the rain came down so hard. Luckily, there wasn't alot of traffic on the highway, and we still made decent time. We did get lucky in that the rain let up when we stopped for fuel and lunch, but then started again. It was raining as we arrived at the campground, but not the hard downpour; just a nice steady rain :-). We didn't do too badly, but the experience has led us to say if we don't HAVE to move on a bad weather day, we aren't going to. I did suffer my first crack on the head, as I ran around the front of the trailer to get something and misjudged the height..ouch!
I also have a question for those on the road. We have found each time we travel, that things are ending up on the floor. I thought the roads in New York were the worst, but man, the mess is getting worse! This time, we had several cabinet doors, that I KNOW were latched, open and dump everything on the floor. This almost botched up a slide, as we were opening it the open door got caught. Luckily we noticed it starting to come out unevenly, and stopped before any damage occurred. What do people use to tie the cabinet doors together to keep them from opening up during transit?
So here's out site #6 at Hunting Island.
Friday we are receiving visitors, Al's cousins Bill and Denise. They live over in Hilton Head, and it will be great to see them. They travel extensively in their Class A motorhome, and share a love of all things Disney with us...it should be a great time!
Finally, a picture for Aunt Patti...this should make her very happy :-). Until tomorrow!