We reserved this park for 9 days to get us through the holiday weekend. When we checked in the assistant manager could not find our reservation information so put us in a site with 30amp and water but no sewer. Then the next day he moved us to a site with sewer also, but the utilities were on the wrong side. Not bad and close to the pool.
Tuesday we had an appointment at the Freightliner dealer in Charlotte, 45 minutes to the south. The manager said we could change sites to the ONE site in the park that has 50amp electric. So after our disappointing truck appointment (no results - no fix) we scurried back to move our rig. Just as we arrived it started to rain, so we disconnected, packed up and moved to the new site - in the rain. It actually felt cool and nice since it's been so hot. The new spot was a little tricky backing in on a narrow curved road by the office, with a slope to the passenger side where Larry needed to make a wide turn. We used our cell phones to communicate so he wouldn't go down the slope with the truck. He's been maneuvering a 5th wheel since 1982 and he said this experience was humbling.
So now we're happily tucked into our shady full hook-up spot that is normally a Camp Host spot and it's lovely. We look down over the campground from our hill. As we looked down (over our kingdom) we realized that the first row was filled with California and Arizona vehicles (the AZ vehicles were actually retired Californians). One trailer had a red vinyl sticker on it that Larry recognized as the type he had to put on the trailers in storage at Silent Valley Club when he was a Work-Camper Ranger in 2008. He went down to talk to them, and they were from Big Bear & Banning, CA. When he mentioned about the red sticker, the wife said "I thought I recognized you!" . . . small world.
Speaking about small worlds - here are a few photos of the little critters in our park: Butterflies (I missed catching a photo of a bright yellow one), a caterpillar that appeared to be looking for his hooka (Alice in Wonderland) and a large katydid (his body looks like a leaf). A very large bird floated overhead and Larry yelled to me to get the camera. He landed on the top of a pine tree and we got a great picture of the Great Blue Heron.
Salisbury (pronounced Sauls-bury) is historic and keeps it that way. The "chain" stores and fast food restaurants are outside the historic area only. We saw a very old style Dairy Queen with walkup windows. Oh yeah, I had to make a trip to WalMart for groceries & such. I keep my small camera in my purse in case I run across a Wal-Martian and I was not disappointed - I saw a "blue haired Wal-Martian".