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May 8, 2016 - Huntington Beach state park SC

Arrived at Huntington Beach state park SC after a short drive of 125 miles. Spending 5 nights here and then heading to John Kerr Lake on the NC/VA line. Dogs love spending time at the beach. We went to my favorite buffet (Crazy Mikes) and I filled up on crab legs. Leaving 5/11/16 for John Kerr Lake for 7 days

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Apr 3, 2014 - Huntington Beach State Park

The place: Huntington Beach State Park The time: 1:30 am The voice: a whisper "Mike, wake up! There's something on the roof!" "Huh? Are you sure it's on the roof and not the guy next door! " "Yes. I'm sure it's on the roof! You're the man. Go see!" So, with flashlight in hand, up the ladder be goes. And finds a raccoon hiding between the top of the kitchen slide and the slide awning. It must have scrambled in there to hide when he heard Mike coming up the ladder. No amount of coercion could convince it to leave. Finally, out of desperation,...

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Oct 26, 2013 - Huntington Beach State Park, Huntington Beach SC

Huntington Beach State Park, between Murrells Inlet and Pawleys Island, was one of the highlights of the fall trip. Situated right on the Grand Strand, the campground was just a few hundred yards from the wide beach through a dune and scrub forest strip. The weather was bright and sunny and I was able to sit out on the beach for several afternoons getting sun. Wildlife abounds in the park and herons, egrets, and alligators were in the salt marshes on the west side of the park. A nature center, boardwalks into the marsh, and miles of...

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Oct 19, 2012 - Nothing could be finer

We moved from one Carolina to another. We left Uncle Bob and Aunt Pat's home (thanks for the hospitality!) and headed into South Carolina on our way to Charleston. We didn't get too far because we stopped about 80 miles away in Conway to have a late lunch with Sara Lyles Sanders who is my cousins cousin but not mine. Confused yet? Sara Lyles mother is the sister of MY Aunt Becky who was married to my Uncle Dick who is my father's brother. Whew! I have known her for ever and when we got married we have been with Sara Lyles and her family a...

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May 14, 2012 - Brookgreen Gardens

We visited the home of the Huntington - Brookgreen Gardens. Eileen's folks introduced us to this extraordinary area some years ago. Once the site of 4 rice plantations, the Huntingtons purchased the property in the 1920's and transformed it into lovely gardens - home for sculpture, wildlife, flora and fauna. We visited over 2 days ( the first was a washout after torrential rains).

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Feb 27, 2012 - Day #8

Day 8, February 25/12, Saturday Significant temperature change this a.m. Clear as a bell but quite cool, 11 C and windy. Took a couple of long walks both inland and on the beach, did a lot of nothing this afternoon. Almost had a catastrophe while trying to replace the batteries in the CO2 detector above the bed – I lost my balance and fell between the bed and the bathroom wall and was wedged there, thought we were going to need the “jaws of life” to get me out however a lot of foul language and some extra effort did the job! Nothing hurt...

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Feb 27, 2012 - Day #7

Day 7, February 24/12, Friday Well as of 9:30 P.M. The rumours of our demise due to hurricanes were greatly exaggerated. We had some wind and about an hours rain just as I lit the BBQ for supper and the wind is picking up again now. Certainly nothing as serious as predicted. Two great walks today bisected by a tour of Murrell's Inlet (read Myrtle Beach South). Lord what a tourist trap! Only exciting thing was the burning of the huge “Dead Dog” saloon early this a.m. The mourners filled the streets as we drove by, judging by their looks...

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Feb 23, 2012 - Day #6

Day 6, February 23/12, Thursday Did the grocery & post cards home thing this a.m. Strange to see folks searching for a shaded parking spot. Must be relaxing – an hours nap after lunch! Temperature 19 C at noon. Walked 2 miles + up the beach & back, saw gannets diving for food and we think phalaropes (red or red necked) swimming in the surf. Took another walk and retired (as in really tired) back to camp for supper. Rumours of bad weather tomorrow. We'll see? Now on my way to VC to try to send this to all of you. Working Ok I think except...

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Feb 23, 2012 - Day #5

Day 5, February 22/12, Wednesday Woke this a.m. to the call of Pine Warblers, Tufted Titmouse and a Red-bellied Woodpecker amongst other species. Drove east across South Carolina in beautiful sunshine, 13 C and not much traffic. A flock of Black Vultures devouring a deer carcass and a flock of Robins added to the list. As we neared the coast the commercialism crept in and the traffic increased. She's quite a sight for two old timers from Clifford who are used to Alpine or Ft. Davis, TX in February. Huntington Beach State Park looks like it...

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Sep 30, 2010 - Huntington Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, SC

We worked our way out to the coast and checked into Huntington Beach State Park, which is just far enough south of the touristy area of Myrtle Beach to offer a quiet stretch of beach. This was a very good thing since there was a huge motorcycle rally along the Strand!!! Our campsite was tucked into some trees and was very lush, but just steps from the beach. We thoroughly enjoyed relaxing on the beach in between some wonderful long walks. We spent a lot of time talking about the many trips we made to Myrtle Beach to spend time with Eileen's...

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Apr 12, 2009 - Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, SC

Odometer reading: 52,996. We drove 337 miles over the last two days. We left Lazy Acres Campground at 10:47 am. Alan noticed that the voltage dropped significantly at Lazy Acres just by turning on the microwave. Since we’re not sure this campground can sustain air conditioning units, we would stay away from here in the heat of the summer. For any other season, it’s a wonderful campground with lots of tall pine trees for shade. We hadn’t seen very many signs for South of the Border and were beginning to wonder if it was still there. Wall...

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Mar 13, 2009 - Hunting Island

Hello Everyone, Well, we left Jekyll Island yesterday and the warm temperatures of 80 degrees. We headed a little to the north and went through Savannah and on up to South Carolina. We are now on Hunting Island which is a few miles from Beautfort, SC. This island is about three islands out from the mainland and is loaded with palm trees. It looks like a deserted island that you would see in a movie only bigger. The campgound has 200 sites with paved roads, water and electricity, nice bath houses, a large camping store / gift shop,...

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