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Oct 17, 2017 - Motor-home first trip out of storage/ MB update

Just a quick update on where we are with our settling in. Tom’s comments are we are living like little squirrels. Opening boxes and looking for items we were sure we had put in the box, or maybe it was this box, or this box…..it’s always those last few days of packing that things find their way into little holes to fill the box…almost like xmas in Oct. It hasn’t been all work we’ve added a little play time and took off with dear friends on Sunday and went to the (little river shrimp festival). We had the option to park and take a water taxi...

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Oct 8, 2017 - Catching Up

Time to bring our fellow followers up to date on where we are and how it went getting here. First off let me start by saying Tom and I had no idea just how hard it would be letting go of our home of 20 years, our belongings and saying goodbye to family and friends. On the positive side of this we can come back to visit anytime we want too. Advise to share from this experience less is more and start sooner than later downsizing you’ll be happy you did. Our home went on the market and within three days we were under contract. A process that...

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May 3, 2015 - Murrells Inlet, South Carolina

It is a late start travel day. We must be tired. Neither one of us wants to get on the road early. Route 17 is a good route. There is nothing exciting to report. Midday, we make a Walmart and lunch stop. We decide to stop at Huntington Beach State Park. We will be settled in by 2:30. We reach the park with no problem. The first sign we see reads “Campground Full.” We ignore it. I am not prepared to drive further. I check in at the office. “Only one night?” “Yes” “Do you need a full hookup?” “No” “We have a spot for you.” As I walk back...

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Nov 18, 2011 - To Murrells Inlet, SC

John’s eye is doing better. Our allergies are acting up. Something in South Carolina is in bloom. We continue north. We find Alternate 17. This route allows us to bypass Charleston. The road is great. We are traveling through South Carolina low country. We find traffic in Somerset. Somerset appears to be a suburb of Charleston. As we leave Somerset, we enter Frances Marion National Forest. This is more like it. I hope its designation as a national forest prevents development here. We arrive in Georgetown in time for lunch. We know a great...

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Mar 22, 2011 - Huntington Beach State Park

We have procrastinated far too long and had to spend our first day in Murrells Inlet shopping for supplies, getting a haircut and washing the truck. We had very little food left and had eaten our last emergency meal of corned beef hash and eggs. (It actually was delicious!) But we did made a list and marshalled our resolve to do this as quickly as possible. We paid attention to our list (resisting the inclination to stray from what we actually needed) and were able to leave Food Lion with enough food for the rest of our trip. And we still...

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May 16, 2010 - May 19, 2010 Murrells Inlet, SC

Atalaya--Spanish for Watchtower The Huntington's son purchased land Brookgreen and three plantations to build this home and give his mother a place to show her sculptures. Building started in 1931 but took about 3 years as time was divided between the house and Brookgreen Gardens. There was no house plan written out when it started but was styled after Moorish architecture. The outer walls of the building form a square, 200 feet on each side, with the east side facing the ocean. Within the walled structure there is a large open inner court...

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Oct 16, 2008 - Havelock, NC to Murrells Inlet, SC

The drive from Havelock, NC to Murrell's Inlet, SC was pretty uneventful, which is always a good thing! We did have great traveling weather and got to our spot at Huntington Beach State Park in early afternoon. This is a beautiful state park, with maritime forests, salt marshes and freshwater wetlands, sand dunes, and the Atlantic Ocean (just across the sand dunes). Dave got to play some golf, which he greatly enjoys, and Chris got involved in identifying all the birds we were seeing around the park. There is quite a robust ranger program...

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