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May 10, 2015 - Buck Hall Recreation Area, SC

Located along the intracoastal waterway in South Carolina, Buck Hall Recreation area is located in a grassy clearing where each campsite has a view of the tugs, sailboats, and shrimpers cruising along the inland ocean canals. We stayed only two nights as we passed through on our way to Myrtle Beach. Cape Romain National Wildlife refuge drew us to this federal campground, but the NWR itself was a disappointment, as all of the preserve's bird marshes were across the canal and un-viewable. We are finding that more and more of the refuges,...

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Mar 21, 2015 - forest fire festival

Throughout most of our lives Smokey the Bear warned us to prevent forest fires. It's counter intuitive to think otherwise. But more recently we have suffered from this fire management approach and fires burning through thick underbrush have become challenging to fight. These days good forest management requires regular burning of underbrush, leaving space for new and varied growth. But you need skilled people who know who to light such fires and control them without burning down the whole forest. In these days of sequestration there are few...

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Jun 28, 2014 - Bittersweet departure

Tomorrow we will be leaving the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge making our way to the Pisgah National Forest. We will be working as campground hosts at the Cascade Lake campground for the Cradle of Forestry. We really have enjoyed our short two month stay at Cape Romain. We walk to the fishing pier every day. Watch the fishing boats enter and launch from the Garris Landing. Karen has really found a new hobby...birding. We spend a day every week on the Bulls Island doing trail maintenance. We spent two days on Lighthouse Island clearing...

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May 18, 2014 - Cape Romain, Sewee Visitor Center, Garris Landing

Well we made it to Garris Landing on May 6th. We met our new boss, Tricia Midgett and liked her right away. She gave us off the next day to get settled in, buy food and explore a little. Karen is helping in the Sewee Visitor Center, I am working with the maintenance foreman, Greg. He and I have made a boat trip to Bulls Island to deliver supplies. There is a historic house there that is being restored. I also have been cutting grass, trimming and edging at Garris and the Visitor center. Had to take a four hour defensive driving course in...

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May 18, 2014 - Birth of Stella Rose, our newest granddaughter

Yep, that our new granddaughter, Stella Rose, with her big brother, Ben and her parents, Zohar and Michael, our son. She weighed in at 9 lbs. Thats grandchild number three for us. Wow, that happened fast. Ben and Stella are in Sweden entertaining their parents. Audrey is in southern California teaching her parents how to stay on their toes.

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May 18, 2014 - Fort Sumter, SC and Carrier USS Yorktown

Today, Sunday, May 18, is our first day off in the past week so we had to do some sight seeing. We went to Patriots Landing, and boarded a ferry boat to Fort Sumter outside of Charleston harbor. This was the sight of the first shots fired beginning the American Civil War. Interesting history. Then we rode back to Patriots Landing and boarded the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown. We walked through the massive interior of the ship and I walked the top flight deck. Took a few pictures of the planes. Also on board the ship is the museum of the...

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Dec 8, 2010 - Awendaw, South Carolina

12/8 – 12/14 In 163 miles we arrived at the Buck Hall Recreation Area (part of the Francis Marion National Forest) in Awendaw, South Carolina (US421, US17). This is a very nice Corp of Engineers campground located on the Inland Waterway. We spent the whole week relaxing and enjoying the location although we did not do too much outside since we were still dealing with cold weather.

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