Cross Hill, South Carolina
We were up early this morning still undecided as to where we would be going in our attempt to stay away from tropical storm Andrea. We spent last night just off the coast of South Carolina, near Charleston, and were in a tropical storm watch area. Just what we had been trying to avoid.
We decided to head up I-95 to I-26 and either go to Cross Hill, SC, or keep going another 60 miles to Asheville, NC.
The weather was okay, with just a few light sprinkles, and yes, the nut held, so the wipers stayed on! Yea!
After some debate, we decided we would stay in South Carolina and head to a beautiful resort we had heard about, called Lake Greenwood MotorCoach Resort.
We had about a 150 mile drive, and it was all interstate until the last 15-20 miles.
It’s a privately owned resort, but you can rent sights for either $49 or $59 a night. If you really like it here, you can buy a site starting at $49k. Of course the best sites are the ones for $89k.
We met Mel at the office and he guided us to one of the nicest sites. It’s an owned site, but I’m pretty sure it was one of the $89k sites.
Here is our view outside our front window. Yes, it is that green.
It’s a pull in forward site and there is a nice little deck in the front of the site, with a gorgeous view of the huge lake.
Oh, if you buy one of the $89k sites, you get a free pontoon boat!
Everything is so green and lush and the landscaping is amazing. It truly does look like a resort, unlike many rv “resorts”.
The roads are terraced, to make the most of the beautiful views.
This is a shot looking up the hill at motor home on the left.
After setting up, we took a drive into town and got a few groceries. There doesn’t appear to be too much to do around here, other than the lake, but we’ll find out for sure before we leave. It’s a beautiful natural finger lake and is huge, with something like 220 miles of shore line, if I remember correctly.
When we got back from town, we both planned on taking a short nap. Al has a ball game he wants to watch tonight and we have not gotten much sleep the past few nights that we’ve been running away from the storm. As soon as we got back and looked at our beautiful site, we decided to skip the nap. It was just too beautiful to sleep.
We met our very nice neighbors, Peggy and Jay? and their two cute dogs. They invited us out for a ride in their pontoon boat as soon as the weather clears up! How nice was that? If there is a boat involved, we’re ready. I guess we’ll have to stay at least a few more days.
We sat out on our deck for a while and noticed a lot of bird activity nearby.
There are a lot of bird nest boxes around and we were able to see Mr. Bluebird going in to feed the kids.
Watching to make sure no one is looking.
This should have been “the end” shot.
and here he comes back out.
We took a walk around and saw a lot of interesting birds.
This one was having a bath.
This Robin posed for quite a while.
Bluebirds are everywhere.
The landscaping around here is amazing. Every where I looked is some new and beautiful plant.
I can’t wait to get some photos when the sun is actually shining.
We haven’t dodged the bullet as far as the storm yet. She made landfall in Florida and is currently heading up the east coast, right towards us. We’re hoping she’ll stay near the coast and away from us. We expect rain tonight, but I guess as long as we don’t have winds or tornados, I can deal with the rain.
It has been a bit stressful trying to stay ahead of the storm for the past three days, but we feel we made the right decision. It was ugly in the area we were at and Florida got at least 10 small tornados. That is not what I want to deal with, if I can avoid it. My nerves can’t take it.
Right now, it’s nice not having to go anywhere tomorrow. We’ve done everything we can do to stay away from the storm, so whatever happens now, happens. I just might be tired enough to sleep through a storm tonight!