Now with the holidays are behind us we are free to start rolling south!! YES!!! Dec. 27th we stayed in a "regular" stop over place.....the Flying J in Kenly , N.C. on 95 south.
Dec. 28th we arrive in Myrtle Bch S.Carolina KOA. We would stay for 5 nights. Nice campground with a rustic feel and just two blocks off the ocean made for an easy stroll to the beach! $38 per night are their winter rates although I believe this is the last year the camp will be privately run. KOA will be managing from this point......unless plans had changed.
Of course this was the yr of bitter cold through out the country (except in the Fl keys), so we were wrapped up to walk dogs and had our heater running everyday....not to mention the raw chilling rains that came with the cold!
But we were able to see our friends that live there, Mark and Donna and spend a wonderful New Years Eve celebration with them! Mark is quite the cook!! The "clam/seafood/corn" bake was to die for! Always a great time spent with them!
And the night before leaving the KOA, our friends from Canada, Bonnie and Rick finally made it to their KOA destination! We had finger foods and snacks waiting for them upon their arrival. Short and sweet was our visit. But still happy to have had some time together!
Happy New Year! 2014
Jan 2nd and headed further south in search of warmer weather. A sleep over in south Ga. at a Flying J before making it down to the Vero Bch/ Sabastian Fl area. SUNSHINE Travel Pk just off 95 is where we'll stay for 6 nights.@ $45 per night, A nice friendly park....lots of park models, older folks,clean, nice pool area, huge dog park and a 15 minute to the bch. Hoping next year the 'noise' wall along 95 will be completed. As the noise from the interstate was a big downfall.
I met Louise and Walt the year before and was hoping I'd find them there again......and I did! An old couple from N.H., married 66 yrs!! Yes!! You read it write!! I fell in love with this couple. I'd ride down to their park model on my bike with cooler of beer in hand to share with them. She gave me her hand crocheted coasters two yrs in a row! I'll have a full set soon! ;)
We also had a wonderful dinner with our dear friends Lois and Gary ( the ones that bought our Md. house also have a condo in Vero). Bone Fish Grill in Vero Bch! Yummmm!
And last but not least, we were able to catch up with an "old" work friend of mine and his partner from the early 80's, Frank and Ed! They sold their store in Ellicott city Md.,moved to Melbourne Fl. and opened up little shops at the local flea market there.
|Hometown at Christmas|
|Cortney and Kenz|
|Florida with friends|
|Florida sunset....sunshine state|
Only wished I'd taken more photos......