Travel

For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Mar 21, 2014

A Relaxing Last Day

Today was another beautiful, sunny day. Nancy and I decided we wanted to lay around outside on our campsite. She put my blanket out and she sat in her chair to read. Susie was going into Charleston. Every now and then Nancy would stop reading and she would take me for a walk around a circle in the campground. It was such a pleasant day. Ahhh...this is the life.


A man came over to ask Nancy about her trailer. He was a very friendly man. He was riding a bike and had the tiniest little dog in the basket. She was very cute. He said he and his wife were traveling in a van. She wanted a bathroom and he wanted a comfortable bed. He though our trailer would be a good option because even though it's only 22 foot, it has both.

The phone rang and it was Susie. She sounded upset. Parking is a very big problem in Charleston which is one reason Nancy can't go into downtown because to get anywhere from a parking garage is too long of a walk. Susie said she knocked the cover of the hub cap off the wheel. She had found a space but the meter didn't work so she was changing spots when she hit something. Nancy said not to worry, the truck can always be fixed. As long as she was okay. When she pulled in, we discovered that the paint had been scraped off the side of the truck, too. Susie drives an Acura, which is a little car so driving a big truck is very different especially in parking decks that seem to be made for compact cars not big trucks. Susie insisted that she will get it all fixed, but Nancy said that she would take care of it because sooner or later she would have done the same thing.
It looks worse than it is. It feels to me like only the paint was scraped off. Still, body work is expensive so Susan and a friend of hers are going to shop around. He'll know whether they give fair estimates. I don't even know where I'd go for a wheel hub and hope it's okay to drive home without it.
Nancy and Susie sat and talked for a while as I laid enjoying the sun. Then they decided we should take a ride to the beach. We went to a less populated area, and it was nice just listening to the water. I really didn't want to go in the water. I was limping a little--think I did too much yesterday. But who can't be happy at the beach? Susie took me down by the water, but I wanted to go back to Nancy. So, I ran back to her. Then, I went back to get Susie. I like them to be together. Just the smell of the salt water was exhilarating. Nancy finally saw some wildlife! Pelicans. Compared to the mansions in Isle of Palms, even the huge houses lining Folly Beach are small in comparison.









We saw a beautiful big bluish-grey bird as we came back into the park, but he flew away before Nancy could even get her camera out. She was so disappointed. Maybe when she can walk further, she'll be able to see more wildlife.


Nancy and Susie have another restaurant recommendation. It's called Mondo's - delicious Italian food and it's only about a mile from the campground.

When we got back to the trailer Nancy decided to back into our site so that hitching up will be easier, tomorrow morning. We all wish we didn't have to go home, but Susie has to work and Nancy gets her shots on Monday. I'm the only one who can relax. It's a long drive back to Atlanta but I sleep most of the way so it doesn't bother me. Nancy said she's half thinking of leaving the trailer hitched up and head back out on Tuesday. She gets her shots on Monday, but her good friend, Gail, will drive her because they insist that Nancy have a driver. So other than laundry it might be possible to head back out! We'll see. 

10 comments:

  1. Sorry about the oops. But accidents do happen to everyone and I do mean everyone. Jim said to tell you that the hub cap is only there for decoration and no need to worry about it till you get home. You had such a wonderful time and look so relaxed. I'm hoping you can go out again on Tuesday. We are sure liking our little 23 foot trailer. Looking forward to using it this summer.

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  2. Hi, Sandie! Please tell Jim for giving me a bit of peace of mind. As far as the oops...well, that's just what it was...an oops. We all had a great time. My trailer is 22 foot and I love it. I know you'll love yours, too. I was glad to see that Jim had the Hensley hitch put on yours because that's what I have, and I was told it was the best one to use. I don't feel any sway at all. I've gotten a little out of practice, but after a few times, it's easy to back right up to the hitch without any problem. Now, backing it into the driveway is still a challenge, but I did it in one shot the last time. Hate for this trip to end. Thanks for reading, Sandie. Again, please thank Jim.

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  3. OH Nancy, I have missed so many of your posts. Some how I lost a few trying to fix the desk top computer. I finally gave up on it.
    But I am so happy you went camping and so far the pictures are the best. I will catch up in the next few days.

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    1. No worries, Jo. I find if I miss one one or two days reading blogs that I get way behind and overwhelmed. It's been a good week except for the rain the first couple of days. We hate to go home! I'm going Monday to get too more shots, and I'm hoping they will last longer than the first two.

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  4. I hope the shots help you. I'm having trouble myself walking any further than about 100 yards. :(

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    1. Judy, I emailed you. Hope you got it. Please email me at actionnewsat5@gmail.com - I think I have some good information for you. Hope you feel better soon.

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  5. Oh poor Suzie and poor truck. It does look like a pretty serious scrape. Hope Suzie found the hubcap. That's no problem to put back if it isn't dented. Love those great pelican pictures. Hope you do get to head back out on Tuesday. You have such a good time camping together.

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    1. Well, these things happen, Sherry. Poor thing felt so bad. My main concern was that she was safe. The truck can be fixed. It was a long, drive home. Getting to Atlanta after a day of driving is always nerve wracking. We had a lovely time, together, and my boy Jack travels like a piece of baggage. He's a joy. I have friends camping on Hunting Island. They said the bugs are awful. For some reason, we had none. Good for sitting out and reading. I thought of you and David so often--the low country marshes offer so many opportunities to explore.

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  6. Love your attitude, Nancy ... I know Suzie feels awful...

    AND LOVE your pictures! gorgeous and always Jack is sooooo handsome ;)

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  7. Thanks, Carolyn. He is a handsome dude, isn't he. I think "real" wildlife have an aversion to me.

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