A Quiet Day Camping

Friday, November 30, 2018

6:00 a.m.

I was up early with the dogs - it was a little warmer than previous mornings - 48°.  After a nice, long walk, I spent some quiet time reading the Bible.

8:00 a.m.

I was behind working on the blog so I started in.  It felt good to be productive again!  That productive feeling made me want to fix a good breakfast so I fixed eggs a la goldenrod - I didn't take a picture and most people probably don't know what that is - it is something my mother fixed us when I was growing up.  You make a white gravy, add chopped hard boiled egg whites, serve over toast that has been cut in little bite sized pieces, with the hard boiled egg yolk sprinkled on top.  It is delicious!

11:00 a.m.

After finally getting the blog finished about climbing the lighthouse and while waiting for the video to upload to Youtube, we paid the bills.  We live on my retirement from public education and I get paid once a month.  We can pay all of our bills - truck & RV payment, etc. - online.  No need to worry about our mail which makes it very nice!

12:00 p.m.

The sun was shining and it was a warm 64°.  We decided we would take the dogs for a quick ride down to the end of the state park and walk on a trail by the nature center that led out to an island created by a previous hurricane.

Turned out that was not the best idea!  The walk to the island was beautiful but once on the island, we realized it was not good for dogs for two reasons - the sand burrs were horrible there (those are spiny, little things cling to dogs fur and get up between the pads of their paws making it very difficult to walk) and the destruction from previous hurricanes left little space for the dogs to roam - at least our little dogs!

Because I had left my cell phone back at the RV to be used as a hotspot to upload the video, we decided to use our GoPro to take video footage.  Unfortunately I didn't realize the gimbal was showing in the screen.  We will have to figure out how to correct that in the future but it takes such amazing video that I thought I would show it to you anyway so you can see how beautiful this trail was.

The beach on that island reminded of us a movie set - it just seemed so unreal!

1:30 p.m.

After we painfully picked all the burrs off the dogs, we headed back into Beaufort to fill the truck up with diesel since Saturday is a travel day for us and we always like to start with a full tank of gas so we don't have to navigate the RV into a gas station - that can very stressful!  We used the awesome Gas Buddy app to find the cheapest diesel - $2.79 - pretty good!  We also stopped at Walmart for a few things.

3:00 p.m.

We got back to the RV to eat what is becoming our new routine - linner lol!  A combination of lunch and dinner!  Since we ate a big breakfast kinda late, we weren't hungry for lunch at the normal lunch time and by eating later in the afternoon, we aren't hungry for dinner - it saves time and money - win win!  We heated up our fried fish from yesterday and had a great meal.

4:00 p.m.

We decided that this would be a perfect location to use our drone.  Our wonderful son got this drone for us last year at Christmas, knowing we were planning to hit the road the next year.  We don't use it very often but we should - it's so cool and takes amazing pictures/video but we had some problems connecting it to our phone (it needed to update) so we didn't get any video but it did take the cool picture at the beginning of this blog and some pictures of our rig.

Messing with technology is a little stressful for us at times.  We just have to take our time and not be in a rush.

It was forecasted to rain by early morning so we packed up some outside stuff - we put our bikes inside the RV, we cleaned and rolled up our outside rug, put away the chairs and rolled up the dog leashes.

7:00 p.m.

We settled in for the evening - I made a yummy apple crisp and we watched The Breakfast Club from the satellite.  At first I didn't want to keep our satellite service but I will say it has been nice having our portable satellite dish.  It's dark by 5:30!  That's a lot of time in the RV.  And having all of our channels we had at home makes us feel more at home on the road.

Here's the breakdown of our day:

It wasn't a very exciting day to most people but to us, it was peaceful (except for messing with the drone!) and productive.

My happy moments in the day were:
  • getting the blog done - feeling productive
  • eating a breakfast that always reminds me of my mom
  • Christmas lights around a palm tree
  • watching one of our favorite movies from the 80's together
What were your happy moments from Friday?  We would love to hear from you!

Stay happy Campers!

Michele and Clinton


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