Friday, April 16, 2021

Temperature, Low 59 Degrees; High 75 Degrees

Travel Day

The Good Old Days

We awoke to a rather cool morning but there was no time to stay under the covers because we had work to do so that we could get on the road. A quick breakfast of bagels and we were ready to finish packing up.

So it was that by 9:30 am we were ready to roll. Well, almost. I suddenly remembered that I had forgotten to check tire pressure. OK, I’m a bit fanatically about this but why not, one thing we don’t need is a blow out. Now, wouldn’t you know, they were all low. Time to pull out the air compressor and get to work.

The time was 10:04 am and we were rolling. Sort of. It was interesting getting out of both our site and the campground in general. A lot of tight turns with minimal clearance but I just took my time and soon enough we were out on the highway.

The trip wasn’t that bad. The only slow stretch was going through the town of Conway. The traffic was heavy but moving, and of course cars cutting in and out like there was no tomorrow. However, once we were through the town the ride was a breeze.

This was on Route 501. A miniature version of South of the Border.

In due time we were on Route 95 heading toward North Carolina.

Then there it was, bigger than life. The true South of the Border.

We stopped here once a long time ago and once was enough.

Soon enough just north of that wacky, tacky store and we were motoring into North Carolina.

We made a quick stop for fuel and within ten miles we were at our exit. A right at the top of the exit ramp, a mile down the road and . . .

there was the sign pointing the way to our new neighborhood.

The road leading in. It is hard packed sand, but it is smooth as can be.

The welcome mat, or sign in this case, was out.

Time to check in and pick up our registration packet. We were one of eight who came in today.

Home sweet home for the next two days. The site is hard packed sand, level enough that I don’t have to worry about using the jacks. The utilities are right at hand. Unfortunately, we still have trees around us so once again no DISH. But, we can get a number of OTA channels so we’re fine for the time being.

Our new, temporary neighborhood.

We both have been having a good laugh the last few days. With no DISH its sort of like the good old days. Oh no, we weren’t going to get TV. At least I wasn’t. We played dominoes night after night and listened to a radio. We went to bed shortly after the sun went down and got up just as early when the sun came back up. That was the life of a full time RV’er. Yea, times have changed. We both admit we’re spoiled. We miss our DISH. We don’t like sites with trees. We tend to stay up later at night and get up later in the morning. Ah yes, the good old days were just that – the good old days. We’ll be happy when we finally get back into the 21st century.

That was our day on The Road of Retirement. Thankfully, once again the trip was an easy one. Our new home is fine by us. Soon enough it will be Sunday and we’ll be back on the road again. The only thing that is not agreeing with us is the temperature. The further north we move the colder it is getting. Ah well, such is life.

A quick update on Barbara’s brother Harry. Surgery took a total of ten hours and everything went as planned. The surgeon was pleased with the results. Harry is now resting comfortably and should be going home in about five days or so. Thank you one and all for your prayers.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Keep safe, keep healthy, live to the fullest the days that God gives you.

These are the voyages of  Elvira and her two intrepid travelers.  Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.

See you on down the road!


  1. Your post reminds me of what my Grandma used to say, “People talk about the good ole days – You can have em!” I agree. Sorry, but I like my internet on the road, too. But, we can always find the good in any situation – especially if it’s only two days. Enjoy your stay!


  2. Happy you had another uneventful trip. When we run into traffic we remind ourselves that “WE’RE RETIRED” and say it loudly. The campground looks nice. No trains or planes? Glad to hear Harry is doing well. Continued prayers for him. Have a good weekend.


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