Thursday, August 28, 2014

Visiting in Durham ...
I am still trying to get caught up with our travels.  From August 20 to 23 we were making our way back to Charlotte and stopped in Chapel Hill to see family.  We found an old mobile home park that is being transitioned to an RV park.  It is called Spring Hill RV Park.  We loved it there.  Most of the residents are camping there while they receive medical treatments at Duke or they work at Duke or UNC or some other place close by on a temporary basis.  There are a few full time residents still in the park.
They have no swimming pool, no camp store, no showers or laundry but they do have lots of trees, huge camp sights that can accommodate the biggest of rigs and they have wonderful peace and quiet!  Because it is an older park the trees have created a mature canopy over the entire park.  We did not try to use our satellite dish so we used their terrific free cable TV.  They also have strong free WIFI with plenty of antennas and repeaters throughout the camp grounds. The staff was friendly and helpful.
My tablet set up and out the window...

was the WIFI antenna. It doesn't get any better than that!

Each campsite is almost lost in the woods.

You could park two Phaeths and Hopes in the site we had.

We had a great time seeing our nephew, CJ, his wife, Angie,
son, Jacob and his mother (Joanie's sister-in-law), Eva.
Lake Wylie, SC Stopover
We are now parked in Lake Wylie Mobile Home Community and RV Park, Clover, SC, and will be here about a month.  We will be very busy doing some banking, seeing doctors and dentists, refill prescriptions and doing a lot of house keeping and hope to see old friends since we used to have our stick and brick house in Charlotte.  If we have time, I may get out my brushes and paints and do some art. 
We always worry about finding a camp site during holidays such as July 4th and Labor Day.  I don't have to worry about that this Labor Day.  This is the least expensive RV park in which we have yet camped, partly because we have the monthly rate and partly because it is not much of an RV park.  We have already had to re-level ourselves twice due the soft Carolina dirt we are on and into which we sink when it rains.  I may ask to move to a better site if it rains and we have to re-level again.
There is a swimming pool here, which us old folks don't use.  There is no laundry nor showers nor store.  No patio or even any gravel to walk on.  Not much shade and no place to put out chairs.  But the streets are paved and wide enough to back into the site without any problems.  We know a couple of the residents here who go to our old church and one, Rose, has already paid us a nice visit. 
We are going through the contents of Phaeth and determining if we need the stuff we have been carrying thus far and what we might need in the way of colder weather gear for when we leave.
We are getting Hope some oil change and maintenance and will check Phaeth over, too.  Oh, and get Lobo's and Juni's toe nails clipped.
For retired folks, we are awfully busy.

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