Traveling to Myrtle Beach

6:30 a.m.

Sometimes I think I would love to sleep in but my body just isn't made to do that!  I woke up and didn't hear the pitter pat of rain so I thought I better walk the dogs while it was dry.  What I didn't realize was that rain was taken out of the forecast all together - yeah!  It isn't a lot of fun to tear down the RV in the rain. 

The dogs and I had a nice, quiet walk and then I tied them up outside since it was so nice outside (low 60's).  I read the Bible, took some notes, and then worked on the blog while sitting outside sipping coffee - my favorite place to be. 

8:00 a.m.

I fixed breakfast outside - fried bacon in the electric skillet and then sauteed mushrooms and onions for scrambled eggs. 

9:00 a.m.

We took a little time to look up new 5th RV's.  Besides actually looking at them in person, we love looking at RV's online.  We like comparing different floorplans and options.  We can't help ourselves!
Right now we are interested in Grand Design RV's.  There's a dealership in South Carolina we might visit that has ones we like!

11:30 a.m.

We took our time and slowly packed up the RV.  I like to clean out the inside while Clinton is taking care of the outside stuff - dumping the tanks, packing up the cords, etc. 

2:00 p.m.

We arrived at the Myrtle Beach State Park campground.  The drive was very pleasant and stress-free this time.  We looked ahead of time the route our phone's GPS wanted to take and made sure that was the way we wanted to go.  That way we just sat back and trusted our phone on the way.  Here is a bridge we crossed as we were leaving Wilmington. 

It was exciting to cross into South Carolina; however, it happened so fast I didn't get a picture.  It's hard to believe we have already covered two states!  Just 48 more to go! 

Once we got to the state park, it was awesome to see the ocean is on one side and just through the trees was the campground. 

We had reservations and was in site #8 which is in the first circle.  This campground is huge!  It has at least six circles and over 300 campsites!  The first circle is the closest to the ocean.  We are also right across from the bathrooms and laundry.  The campground is about 1/3 full - but considering it is the off-season, that is still quite a few campers. 

The site was really level and it took no time to get set up.

3:30 p.m.

After a quick lunch of open-faced turkey and cheese sandwiches, we jumped on our bikes and rode around the state park.  We stopped by the visitor's center and found out they allow bikes on the trails so we decided to go for it.  It was the perfect trail for our first bike trail experience.  It was mostly flat and gently wove through the woods.  The hardest part was navigating the tree roots and crossing narrow bridges but by the time we were done, I was ready to do it again! 

When we were done, we did a quick little video on Instagram, thanking Trent and Allie and Dusty Betty for inspiring us to ride bike trails and Trent and Allie actually reposted our video!!  That made our night! 

After our trail ride, we checked out the pier and gift shop.  The beach looked awesome and very quiet. 

5:30 p.m.

I started cooking dinner - orzo salad with a balsamic glaze, grilled steaks - while Clinton worked on setting up our Dish satellite. 

8:30 p.m.

We weren't able to find a satellite signal - the pine trees and other trees here are really thick.  Our very nice next door neighbor neighbor who also works for the park let us hook up to his satellite receiver! 

After he left, Truman suddenly started throwing up all over the place - yuck!  We were a little worried but then we remembered he had eaten out of the fire pit while we were setting up.  Traveling all over the place isn't easy with dogs but they are like kids - you don't leave kids behind! 

We put more miles on the truck today but we didn't spend a dime today - other than the cost of the campsite. 

Friday we are going to explore the area and also hopefully hang out on the beach.  It might be the best day of the three days we will be here.

Stay happy Campers!

Michele and Clinton


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