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Apr 2, 2016 - Leaving SC, Heading to FL

I know it has been a while since the last journal entry, and I really have no excuse so will just start out where I left off with the last one. On our way north for Christmas we stopped at my sister’s in New Jersey and went into New York to see Jim & Shana’s new apartment. It is in a great location on the lower west side and the layout is perfect for them. Alba (the cat) hid under a blanket most of the time we were there but they claim she seems quite content with her new home. It was unfortunate that it poured rain the whole day we were...

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Dec 10, 2015 - Enjoying the South

It is definitely time for an update since it is almost Christmas and we will be away for a couple of weeks. The weather has improved, but we have still had a lot of rain which makes motorhome living difficult. This small space seems to shrink in the rain. We have had below freezing temperatures a few nights, but our small electric heater and our propane furnace have done a great job keeping us warm. We have played some golf, even participating in the Tuesday afternoon 9 hole couples scramble. Our friends Steve and Faye Clark brought their...

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Nov 7, 2015 - From the Ark

We have been southerners now for a little over a month, and I am proud to say we are still maintaining our Yankee accents; to be honest, there have been a couple of times when we have actually had trouble understanding the natives. Many of the residents here are transplants from the north, but probably an equal number are from within 100 miles so their accent is pretty strong. This assignment is quite different from our other workamping experiences. We are living at a small RV park which is owned by a gated golf course community. We are...

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Oct 2, 2015 - New Home Sweet Home

We are now safely ensconced in our winter home in South Carolina. The nearest town is Westminster, which is about 20 miles west of Greenville and just over the border from Georgia on I-85. The campground is just outside the gated community of Chickasaw Point which is where we will be working. Buzz will be marshalling and tending to the golf course and I will be working in the grill doing pretty much exactly what I had been doing at Rio Bend in California, except there is a paid chef/cook so I will not have to worry about trying to keep my...

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Sep 4, 2015 - Westminster Area Waterfalls

For the Labor Day long weekend, Sandy and I headed to South Carolina to get some waterfalls so she could finish up the WC100 challenge. We left Friday at 4 AM to get an early start, crossing into South Carolina right around sunrise. We continued on I-85 to Greenville, then headed to Westminster on US-123. In Westminster, we got on US-76 and then turned on Cobb Bridge Road. We then got on the gravel FSR 748 and drove about 2 miles to FSR 748C. Sandy was feeling brave and we drove down this extremely narrow gravel road with many mounds. It...

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Sep 29, 2013 - Time to Leave Chickasaw

As mentioned in the previous blog, it's hard to believe that our gig at Chickasaw Point is about over. We had committed to three months and that ended Wednesday which would have been our last day of volunteering but we didn't even have to do that as heavy rain closed the golf course before our 2:00 start time. Speaking of rain, this summer set new records. In a "normal" year they get an astronomical 48" of rain a year. It's not constant, but when it rains it pours. This year we've had 61" so far this year. Fortunately, the last month had...

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Jul 10, 2013 - Sweet Home Carolina

We are now settled in for our summer gig at Chickasaw Point. Michael, the RV Volunteer coordinator (they don't like to call us 'work campers') met us at the Exit 1 Welcome Center just across the state line and escorted us to our spot in Chickasaw just 5 miles north on Lake Hartwell. I mentioned earlier that this is not an RV park, but a private community of homes. However, they have built seven RV spots where the RV Volunteers reside. It's quiet and tucked away in the woods. We were welcomed by several of the volunteers and later the ones...

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