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Monday, June 9, 2014

Happily Surprised

We are in Myrtle Beach, SC, at a KOA, no less!  We chose the KOA based on its nearness to the conference which Marti is attending.

We normally avoid KOAs because not only are they very expensive, but they seem to pack as many RVs in as they can.

The Myrtle Beach KOA is very different and we were happily surprised.  We are in a large FHU site, nicely landscaped and shaded, with plenty of room between sites.  Not something we've experienced before at a KOA.  The trees help the area to stay cooler and quieter.  We're liking that, too.

Yesterday, after we arrived, we took a test drive to the conference location to see how long it would take for Marti to drive there.  We stumbled across an RV resort almost next door that we hadn't known about.  We stopped at it and got a pass to drive around for a "look see".

Sardines have more room in their can than the people have at this resort.  I guess the attraction to being so close to your neighbor is the beach access.  I prefer a little room so I won't have the person in the next RV reading over my shoulder as I use my Kindle.

Plus, the price was $13 more/night than the KOA here.  We're passing on this place and will continue to use this KOA for our base from now on when Marti attends her annual conference.

Being here in Myrtle Beach is okay, but we're looking forward to meeting  Bill and Nancy  tomorrow for dinner.  They've been staying at nearby Huntington Beach State Park and are leaving Wednesday for further travels, so we feel lucky to be able to visit before they roll out.  You have to check out their blog and see about Nancy's close encounter with a gator.

Still writing from Marti's laptop, my laptop is recovering all the lost data and files via my Carbonite program.  It's sitting on the dash, purring away.  I was told it could take up to three days for a full recovery and it got interrupted when we drove down here, so I had to start the process all over again.  I'm looking forward to getting it back on line.  When you customize and get used to a computer, using someone else's is sort of like borrowing their shoes.  They work, but not a perfect fit.  ;c)


We leave here Friday morning and will meet our daughter, Heather at a spot on I-95.  She's dropping off grandsons Andrew and Owie for our trip to Disney World.  We are not going directly there, I have planned a three day trip to go the 500 miles to get there.  I have two interesting stops to make along the way that the boys will go wild about.  Stay tuned to see what they are.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.

19 comments:

  1. Glad you're not trying to pass on PDD!

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  2. Where is the picture of this very different nice KOA? Glad you found a place you liked and hope Marti enjoys her conference. Seeing Nancfy and Bill is always a great time. Can't wait to hear about it.

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    1. Sorry, no pictures as I'm posting from a borrowed computer that doesn't have Picasa loaded on it. :c(

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  3. Never did like a place where you can say pass the ketchup and it come through the window from your neighbor.

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  4. We have found a few KOAs that are ok but certainly the exception not the rule.

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  5. Can't wait to read about your special adventures with the grandsons!! See you soon:o))

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  6. We have stayed at a couple KOA's over the years but luckily it was in the off season & we were basically the only one's there. One in Colorado & one in Utah & both in the same year. Imagine that...............

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  7. Can't wait to see what plans you have for the boys. Whatever it is, I'm sure they will enjoy traveling with you.

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  8. Are you going to be stopping in the Charleston area? The boys might be interested in checking out the Yorktown aircraft carrier at Patriot's Point in Mt. Pleasant. We live about 3 miles from there.

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    1. Not this time, but it is on the agenda down the road, as well as the CSS Hunley.

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  9. Not a fan of KOAs either its been a very long time since we stayed in one. Enjoy the Myrtle Beach area while there and moving slowly on down the road.

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  10. We've hit some pretty good KOA's along our travels. Usually, we know what to expect and it's always good for a one night stopover as it's not usually a dump!

    Looks like you picked a good one.

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  11. We are not KOA fans either, but sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Glad you found a nice one.

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  12. Glad you found the one KOA in a thousand that's worth staying at. Maybe someone needs to start revamping the KOA's to update them and make them more desirable. Makes me think of Holiday Inn's revamping. Anyway..have fun with Nancy & Bill!

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  13. I bet those little grandsons can't sleep at night in anticipation with the trip with you. Disneyworld in itself is a huge thrill let alone a couple secret stops along the way. Good for you!

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  14. So looking forward to enjoying the trip with the grandkids with you. KOA's rank really really really low on my list of places to stay. But we stayed at one in Wendover because the only other place in town was full. No kids and not many rigs so it was okay for a night. Have a wonderful time.

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  15. Rats- I can't believe you are coming to Florida when we are in the West. You are the best Grandparents ever!

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  16. When convenience is key, sometimes KOA is the only choice. Glad yours turned out to be a nice surprise.

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  17. Amazing, you actually found a KOA that was cheaper than the RV park next door. That has to be a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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