We pull out of Wilson NC around 1030 and head south.
1355 entering SC
We can't check into the next campground before 1500 so we kill a little time along the way at South of the Border, just after we enter SC. They have signs for over 100 miles in both diretions and have mastered camppy and tacky. They have fireworks, arcades, a campground, restraunts, gas stations, truck stop and a bunch of shops with a tons of junk.
About 1530 we enter Bass Lake RV Park in Dillon SC, it's right off I95 easy in and out.
It's raining when we pull in and setup. The only problem is too many trees and we can't get Sat TV.
We head for Myrtle Beach it is a pretty long drive. We stop at a Bass Pro Shop in North Myrtle Beach, we have been by a bunch and talked about checking one out. It is a lot like Cabellas but with a bit more focus on fishing.
Then we drive through North Myrtle Beach then Myrtle Beach, I was here years ago, there is alot more now and I'm really not sure that's a good thing. After we check it out we head south to Georgetown SC we have friends Audra and Eric that live there and we stop by. Thier son is a month older than Joe. The guys go in his room and have a good time, I have a great chance to vist. Later we all go out to supper, good pizza, really great vist. We plan to get together again tommorow at Patriots Point near Charleston.
We get up early and head out by 0730 to Charleston and Patriots Point Naval Museum. It's almost a 3 hour drive. We meet Eric, Audra and Evan when we get there. Patriot's Point has the Carrier Yorktown, a World War II Destroyer and Submarine and a Vietnam era naval ops support base open for tours. It is very well done.
The Destroyer USS Laffey is just back to the park from overhaul, it is looking really good for a really old ship. We all really enjoy touring it.
Of course the USS Yorktown is the center piece and it is pretty well maintained, they have had it a long time and have alot of it open for tours and they have tons of really good displays. The guys are really impressed how big it is and how easy it is to loose track of where you are as you tour it. They even have the engine room open, it is really cool to see, lots of it looks very familure. They also have a lot of great aircraft from a wide range of times both on the flight deck and the hanger deck. A great ship with a great history now a great educational tour.
We also take the boat the Fort Sumter from Patriots Point.
We attend a Ranger presentation and tour the fort. They only run one boat a day from Patriots Point this time of year so we only have less than an hour on the island. It's windy and a bit cold but we have a good vist albet a bit short.
When we get back to Patriots Point we also tour the Navy support base, not a long tour but intresting and they have some intresting items in the display.
A great day with Eric, Audra and Evan hope we can do it again soon.
Back to the RV in Dillon SC.