Last days at Myrtle Beach and travel day to Charleston SC

Since our last update we spent a few more days around the Myrtle Beach area. We went in town one night and tried to have dinner at a local’s favorite called Hoskins,, but it was closed. Then we headed over to a place called Sea Blue,, but they were closed as well ,, geeeezzz!! So we jumped across the street and ate at TGIF. Not what we really had a hankering for but it was just fine.

After dinner and a little grocery shopping we jumped in the jeep and I thought,,,, how the heck do we get home!!! I sort of forgot where the heck I was. But Diane had us covered. She so graciously said,,, just go up there and turn right OLD MAN!! WOW!!! I can’t wait until she misplaces something. And I’m sure I won’t have to wait long!! LOL!!

The rest of the time we just enjoyed the park. More bike rides.

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A little more nature.

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Jack will miss the great 1 mile walking trail around the lake!!

Jack will miss the great 1 mile walking trail around the lake!!

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And a little more chatting with fellow Rvers. This is our neighbors (Charlie and Sandra) leaving. They were attending a Cedar Creek rally. Nice setup!!

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I will say again that Willow Tree was probably the best private park we have stayed at so far while on the road. AND WOW,,, 1 more month will make 1 year on the road and 16 months fulltime. Time flies.

What's Diane doing behind that rock !!

What’s Diane doing behind that rock !!

But today (Wednesday 10/16/13) was another travel day. So we packed up and was on the road at 9:30 headed out on a 135 mile journey to the Oak Plantation Campground just outside Charleston South Carolina.

¾ of the drive today was pretty mellow but ¼ of it on highway 17 was in some pretty heavy traffic and through the middle of a couple towns. Nothing horrible but not what I would call a perfect travel day.

We did cross over a pretty neat bridge on the way. It was the Arthur J Ravenel JR. Bridge. It is North Americas longest Cable/stayed bridge at 2 ½ miles long.

Arthur J Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Arthur J Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Arthur J Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Arthur J Ravenel Jr. Bridge

There were a bunch of these roadside stands selling Sweet Grass baskets made by the Gullah artisans on the way into Charleston.

There were a bunch of these roadside stands selling Sweet Grass baskets made by the Gullah artisans on the way into Charleston.

After getting all set up we ventured out for a walk around the park.

Our home for the next week.

Our home for the next week.

There are some great huge Black Oak and Living Oak Tree’s around the park. And even though it’s a bad picture we saw some birds enjoying the view from the top of the trees.

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There is a nice pond but we are in the south so I’m sure this will be a common sight for us for a while!!

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We are looking forward to our visit here in Charleston. Tomorrow we are going down to historic downtown to visit a historic market area and maybe take a carriage tour. Stay tuned!!

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4 Responses to Last days at Myrtle Beach and travel day to Charleston SC

  1. OWV, Our Wandering View says:

    Sounds like you really enjoyed your Myrtle Beach campground. We will check it out for sure. Anxious to hear what you think of Oak Plantation Campground. We will be heading to the Charleston area in March and are beginning to check out various campground alternatives. Why did you choose Oak Plantation and did you look at anything on the Mt Pleasant side of the bridge?

    On a different matter, what kind of towing package do you have with your jeep? We will be towing a 4 door Wrangler as well.

    Thanks for sharing your adventures.

    Regards,
    OWV, Our Wandering view

  2. Dave & Diane says:

    MT Pleasant??? LOL!! To be honest we just checked the Charleston area. We figured it would be about the closes to the historic downtown area. Traveling with our dog being close to the main things we want to see Is always a key factor for us.
    I can tell you already that the Oak Plantation certainly is not nearly as nice as out last campground but we will have a better idea in a few days. No complaints thus far.
    We have the Air Force 1 brake system for the toad.

    • OWV, Our Wandering View says:

      Thanks for the feed back. Keep us posted on Oak Plantation. Thanks, too, for telling us which brake system you have. Our dealer recommended Blue Ox, but from what we are reading on the various forums, it appears that AF1 is preferred.

      Regards,
      OWV, Our Wandering View

  3. Richard King says:

    The KOA at Mt. Pleasant is not bad, but the best campground in the area is ‘The Campground at James Island’. Dave, you may find it worthwhile for a day trip with Jack!

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