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Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Vacation Already?

We’ve only been here at J. Strom Thurmond COE since September 30th, and we’re leaving tomorrow for a week.  Yep, a vacation.  Not that we’ve worked so hard we need one, even with the volunteer work we’ve been doing, it feels like we’re on vacation already.

Actually, we’re going to an informal gathering with a bunch of RV friends, most of us met at some of Howard and Linda Payne's  RV-Dreams rallies and have become fast friends, often meeting up on the road and following each other’s travels via blogs.

It will be a week long adventure for us, a repeat of last year’s gathering, nicknamed the “Carolina Clan”, at the Huntington Beach State Park, just south of Myrtle Beach, SC. We had such a great time last year, a bunch of us immediately reserved sites again for this year.


Huntington Beach State Park is right on the ocean, the RV sites are only a brief walk to the beautiful, white sandy beaches. 


On the opposite side of the Park is a large marshland populated by many different kinds of birds, fun for viewing the birds feeding and doing all kinds of birdy things (sorry Judy).



The Intra-Coastal Waterway is nearby, too.  Last year we had 13 Sea Eagles and kayaks out for a paddle.  Some of us didn’t know how to steer too good.


Best of all we’re looking forward to more campfire circles…and great food!


Being right on the ocean might actually encourage me to get up early and catch a few sunrises…


Hope we don’t wear ourselves out and need to come back to our workamping “job” to rest up!

Thanks for visiting and feel free to leave a comment.



  1. Oh, darn. I was serious when I told you we are planning a 5-day stay at Strom (Petersburg CG) starting 10/30. We could have crashed the party at Huntington if I knew. Maybe we will get lucky enough to meet you somewhere else down the road.

  2. That's a great job you have if you get a 5 day vacation after less than a month of work! You sure can pick em'. We're not going to be able to make this one either - is it 3 strikes and you are out? So I will be really looking forward to your reports on it.

  3. Have a great time on your "vacation"! I know that a few other bloggers that we follow will be there too.


  4. I'll be expecting some 'birdy' pictures from you!

    If I finally arrive at Bayou Cocodrie on Tuesday, I'll think about washing my rig, and sending you a picture of my wiper blade thingy. It was interesting, to say the least, as I passed through several showers today. I don't want to be in too much of a rush to clean the rig since Murphy has left me alone for a few days. That camouflage thing may be working. :)

  5. Have a wonderful time! Will be thinking about you all :)

  6. The photo of the kayaks looks like a version of bumper cars.. very funny

  7. A vacation??? Does that mean you get a vacation for every month that you work? Sounds good to me.

  8. The weather forecast is looking perfect!

  9. So glad you are finally getting a little rest from all the hard work;o)) Have fun and don't get too roudy!!!

  10. Have fun! I know there will be tons of laughter!

  11. We just love having a vacation from our holidays too. Have fun with the group.

  12. Vacation already? What next - a COE pension??

  13. Have fun! No roasting Rick Doyle!

  14. I've never seen so many Sea Eagles in one place! Hey, you worked hard searching for those pins. Whatever will they do without you?

  15. You’re lucky to have a vacation from a vacation! Hahaha! We are all envious here, seeing that you had such a blast meeting fellow RV-ers. Thanks for sharing your South Carolina experience with us!

    Greg Ward