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May 16, 2017 - Day 5 Ridgeland to Summerville SC 80 miles

Off to an early start this morning, nice and cool, no wind. Hemmed in for a while by I95, 17, Alt 17 (our road) and train track. But although the traffic was heavy and noisy on I95 and 17, Alt 17 was fine. Later, Alt 17 was busy with little to no shoulder, and SC drivers do not give us any space! So we took Siri's bad advice and got off and went on side roads only to run into sand (after pedaling 8 or 9 miles down the road, naturally) so we pushed on and ended up on a logging route. The truck drivers were nice and assured us the road would...

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Mar 27, 2015 - Flowertown Festival

The Summerville YMCA has been raising funds celebrating the arrival of spring since the 1970's with the Flowertown Festival. The weather forecast indicated that it would rain all day, but the bright skies gave us the courage to jump in the car and attend. Summerville is a nice town, but there are many nice towns within twenty miles of Charleston. We saw camellias, azaleas, dogwood, and wisteria blooming there, but we see them blooming everywhere. But Summerville was the town that came up with the idea of the festival, gathering over 200...

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Jun 15, 2012 - I can't make this stuff up!

Oh my....where do I begin? We started out with a nice breakfast at La Quinta before we headed out for Myrtle Beach,SC. We stopped at Camping World up the road, bought a new lock for the camper, fixed it in the parking lot and were on our way. While travelling through Charleston we headed over a beautiful bridge which took us into Mount Pleasant. Right after we came over the bridge, a car pulled up beside us and told us smoke was coming from our back wheel. Uhhhh....great. So we pull over into a parking lot and investigate to find out the...

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May 11, 2012 - Middleton Place

We spent a day exploring and photographing the wonderful grounds of Middleton Place Plantation. This plantation was one of 20 owned by the Middleton family. These plantations used 600 slaves. The only remaining original building was one of three, which was used to house gentlemen visitors. It was later used by the family after having survived somewhat intact having been set on fire by the Union soldiers. The grounds on this planation differ from Magnolia Plantation in that the owner preferred French-style gardens.

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May 6, 2011 - Loading Up

This is our first entry. Today we picked up our new to us RV and so far so good. Kyia and I began to load it up for our first trip tomorrow which will be a simple over night trip to a local state park. There are several firsts to be had. My first experience with an RV and Kyia's first camping trip for starters. Here's hoping that this is the start of some great adventures.

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Nov 7, 2009 - Hooray!

We have our camper back. Hooray. Now we can do all the things to it, we were going to do a month ago. They weren't able to fix our tire rim so when we leave Wednesday, we have to drive to Conway, SC to a dealer to pick up the new rim. Then on to Williamsburg to meet Christy for the week=end. Last week-end we spent at the beach it was still 85 degrees then. This week-end we are going to the lake to spend it with our friends, Dottie and Micheal. stayed tuned to see if we get on the road next week like we planned.

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Our great adventure

Oct 27, 2009 - still stopped

Hi, well, here we are yet. they ordered the part we needed and Phil paid for overnight shipping. Guess What, They can't find it so they have to reorder!.. We went to parent's week-end at the Citadel. We got a tour of Blake's barracks and room. Watched his promotion from recruit to private but he is still a knob. Then they had a big parade with all the barracks. Very impressive, Drum and bagpipe band. After lunch the grandpa's went to the foot ball game(they won for once). and all the ladies went home and had a nap. We went out to dinner...

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Our great adventure

Oct 20, 2009 - Stopped

Hi, we are still living in Neil's house here. Our camper is still in the shop. I think they had to order parts and they are coming on a slow boat from China. Phil told me on Sunday he had a swollen gum. So all Monday morning we looked for a dentist to see him. He finally got an appointment late that day. The dentist took one look at him and sent him to an oral surgeon. Of course, he had an abscess. On Saturday we are going to the Citadel to see Blake for parents day. Of course it supposed to be 80 degrees and rain. Does anyone see a dark...

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Our great adventure

Oct 14, 2009 - Summerville, SC

We're still in Summerville. The camper is in the shop to repair all the little (?) problems we've had so far. When we arrived, we tried to put the camper in the back yard as planned. However, there was a slight problem. with all the rain they have had here lately, the ground was very soft. we cut ruts in the yard about 10" deep and had to give up. Checked with a concrete contractor to see what the cost of widening the drive was. Too much ($4500). So we park in the driveway beside the house. Cut ruts there also, but not as deep. While the...

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Our great adventure

Oct 5, 2009 - Tomlinson's big Adventure

we left on Sept. 25 for Del Norte, Co to visit Phil's mom for 4 days. The autumn colors were beautiful, all green and gold. The day we left it was raining and cold but once we got over La Veta Pass it was all blue skies and more autumn colors. As soon as we hit the flat land the wind started. It blew us all over the road for 2 days. On that second stop Phil couldn't get the hydraulic jacks down in the front. Luckily there was a repair shop at the campground we were at. so the next morning, they looked at it and said they could not repair it...

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Our great adventure

Sep 27, 2009 - South Of The Border/ Somerville, SC

Well, here we are TRAVELING again. We left Virginia, and made it through North Carolina (added ANOTHER state to my log). We started seeing these signs for MANY miles. Asking us to stop at this city called-"SOUTH OF THE BORDER". (Frank & Sylvia did NOT tell me that we were heading to MEXICO. As we entered the State of South Carolina, here was this CITY. EVERYTHING looked like we had entered MEXICO. I looked around, but I did not see any immigration officials. Sure hope we don't get stopped. I did NOT bring a passport. Hope you will look at...

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Apr 14, 2009 - Summerville, SC

Under overcast and threatening skies we made our way NW of Charleston to Summerville, SC. This town started in 1785 when plantation owners went there to escape the swamp fever and insects. In the begining, the owners made no plans for streets or a town as evidenced by the winding roads but in 1847 the settlers decided to incorporate the different areas into a town. By 1850 there were 1,088 people, 5 hotels and boarding houses, 3 churches, 9 stores and 372 dwellings; many of which are still in existance today. The center of town is the...

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