Monday, March 31, 2014

3/31/14: Last days of March, leaving South Carolina and welcome to North Carolina!

Happy 27th birthday to Keith.

Nice estate
Oil trucks

Now we found some blossoming trees!

Globe at the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce
Have you  seen a pink elephant?

You are welcomed at their church, but the cemetery looks pretty old.

Wow, if North Dakota could see those prices!
South Carolina roads could use some work.
Boiled or roasted peanuts sign ahead


Look at that red soil.

 The peach water tower, mentioned in the Netflix movie "House of Cards", season 1, at Gaffney, SC.
 It's 135 feet tall and holds 1 million gallons of water. The leaf is 60 feet long.
Some people say it looks like a big butt.
We had company at Walmart,
including a detective the next morning, asking if we had seen a black guy walking around the area. There was an armed robbery in front of Walmart about 9:00 that morning.  

Liver mush - what can I say? They also had canned boiled peanuts.
Getting on to interstate. Both Curt and I remembered why we didn't like driving interstate! Man, were there a lot of trucks.
More logging.

Welcome to North Carolina!
Speed limit 65 on the interstate.
North Carolina interstate is much better.

Lots of industrial buildings in this area.
Spring flowers on the side of the road.

 Getting to Charlotte, NC. Sky scrapers in the background.
We bypassed downtown.
I like their ads.
Lots of road construction.
Power ball or mega millions anyone?
Gas and diesel are more expensive in North Carolina
More police at Walmart?! We don't know why, but there were 3 cars.
 Young lady standing at the Walmart entrance, asking for money for food and gas for her 2 children. She had a lot of people giving her money, until the policeman left Walmart and she was told to leave.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

3/27 - 3/29/14 - Croft State Park

Croft State Park is about 11 miles from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Since we couldn't stay at Magnolia RV Park for the weekend (their Passport America rule), we decided to try this state park. It's $18 for water and 50 amp electric, state park entrance fee included, which is really good for state park prices. Of course, once we got there and paid for it, tax and transaction fees, added to $21.56.  According to the campground map on the billboard, there were only 4 sites left for the weekend, kind of early in the year we thought for a full campground. The ranger gave us site 26, should be large enough for our rig. I asked him if the site was level and he said it was. We generally unhitch the jeep and drive through the campground to look at the spot first, but since he said we'd fit, and there were only a few spots left, we decided to take it, for 3 nights. I asked him what the cancellation fee was, a charge plus transaction fee. We knew better, but did it anyway. We never did get the coach level, and there were only 4 campers in the campground and a couple of tents. We have no idea where the 4 spots left came from.

And to wish our granddaughter, Calissa, a happy 7th birthday on March 28th!!

Entrance to the 50 amp campground.
Not the most level site - we never did get level


They rented kayaks and flat-bottom boats
We had two beautiful calm days.

A day of rain, which kept smoking up the neighbor's fire.

Lots of pot holes