Travels to South Carolina – Saturday, November 23 to Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Well, our time in the Keys had to come to end;o(   We had the best time… 2 weeks with good friends at Curry Hammock SP followed by 2 weeks at Bahia Honda SP, site 24 on the water!! 
We were suppose to leave Bahia Honda on Sunday, the 24th.  However, there was some nasty weather coming in so we decided to head out on Saturday and take an extra day to travel to South Carolina. 
00 - Travel Map
Saturday, we left Bahia Honda SP and headed north on Rt. 1 through the Keys.
01 - Leaving Bahia Honda SP heading north on Route 1
Occasionally, we drove through some rain.02 - driving through rain showers
By the time we reached Homestead, the sun was out.
That was perfect for our side trip to our favorite Produce Stand!!
Robert Is Here
03 - Homestead sidetrip to Robert Is Here Farmstand
We loaded up with lots of great citrus, tomatoes, corn, kale, avocados
even got our photo taken with Robert;o))

03b - Homestead sidetrip to Robert Is Here Farmstand
We continued north on Route 27 toward the Southern end of Lake Okeechobee.
We had made a reservation at a country park called South Bay RV Park in Belle Glade, FL.  04 - South Bay RV Park Sign

We got a nice site, but more importantly, they had a laundry!!  
04b - South Bay RV Park Campsite
We managed to get our two weeks worth of laundry done…Yea:o))

On Sunday, we only had a short drive… just over an hour.

We were headed back to St. Lucie South COE Park in Stuart, Florida.

We arrived before lunchtime and were on site 7 right next to Gail and Rick.03 - Our Site and Gail and Rick's Site  03b - Our Site is along the Okeechobee Canal

After grabbing a quick lunch, we headed out to the grocery store. We wanted to stock up so we didn’t have to shop later in the week near Thanksgiving. Well…we weren’t the only ones with that idea…the stores were jammed;o((

When we finally got back and unloaded the groceries, the skies opened up. There would be no sitting outside today, so Gail and Rick came over and we enjoy a couple hours of talk and laughs. Wish it could have been longer, but we will be catching up again this winter.

Monday would be our longest travel day.  We had 300 miles from St. Lucie South to Walkabout Campground in Woodbine, Georgia.  It was all I-95, not our favorite, but that’s the easiest route.  When we left St. Lucie South, the temperature was 73 degrees at 7am.
 . 01 - Temperature when we left St. Lucie South

All that changed by the time we reached Georgia.
02 - Georgia Welcome sign   03 - 58 degrees when we reached Walkabout at noon
When we arrived at Walkabout in the early afternoon the temperature was down to 58 degrees!!

We’re missing the Florida Keys a whole lot already;o((

I decided to make a big pot of Potato Chowder for dinner. Just before dinnertime, Sherry and David arrived for a 5 night stay at Walkabout.  We invited them for dinner and spent a few hours catching up.  I totally forgot to take a photo, but we’ll see them again this winter also.

This morning, Tuesday, we expected to get up to heavy rain and were prepared to drive our final leg of the trip to Buck Hall in the rain.  However, when I got up (really early) it wasn’t raining.  I checked the weather map and saw we might have a window of opportunity to avoid driving in the rain if we got on the road NOW!!  So Bill got up and we hit the road by 6:45am.  Turned out to be a great idea.  No rain until we backed into Site 12 at Buck Hall Rec Area in McClellanville, SC.

03 - Site 12 right after we arrived

It is suppose to rain through the night and most of tomorrow.  Don’t think we’ll be down by the Intercoastal Waterway watching the Yachts go by tomorrow;o((  Oh well, we have no where to go until Thursday’s Thanksgiving Dinner with Mom!!

Bill and I wish everyone... 

A Very Happy Thanksgiving!!


  1. Driving in the rain would be easier on us than hitting the road at 6:45... just saying! Nice to see that you found Robert and had some good visits with friends during your travels to cold SC. We really need to try to stay at Buck Hall for a bit next Fall. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. It was great seeing you and catching up on your fabulous stay in the keys. Best potato soup I've had in ages. Thanks so much. So glad you missed the rain. I hate driving in the rain. That was an amazing 300 miles before getting to Walkabout at NOON! You guys are something!

  3. The weather has cooled a bit here too. We're down to 75 :) It is really supposed to hit us tonight though. It's supposed to be in the 40's when we wake up! :(
    It was an awesome time in the Keys! We'll have to do it again sometime :)
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving to you guys, too!! You find some really nice campgrounds -- I'll have to take note! We're planning on being back in Florida next winter (although so far we're liking Arizona in the winter!), and we'd like to explore some of the Atlantic coast, and maybe even the Keys (I started looking at the state parks this week -- Tom says "Why are you looking at Florida now?"!).

  5. Welcome "home" weary travelers! That must have been a hard trip to make after such a wonderful visit to the Keys! We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, too!

    PS: Where do you store two weeks worth of laundry in your motorhome??? :cO

    1. In our built-in clothes hamper;o))

      Laundry is an issue in the Keys. There are two commercial laundromats one in Islamorado and one in Key West. There were more, but the EPA shut them down. There are none in the state parks. I am sure the commercial campgrounds may have laundry. Also it is quite expensive because of the water/sewer expense for water in the keys. It cost us $25 to wash & dry 4 loads;o((

  6. Glad you made it back to SC safe and sound. Happy happy Thanksgiving

  7. Hi Mom and Dad, remember if Dad gets bored in the park on Friday, The exterior illumination festivities are occurring at our house. Hopefully weather hold out for all of us.

    Love, the Human Calculator :)

  8. Guess what??? We were at the Walkabout park on site 6.on Monday night..........had been there since November 17. We also left on Tuesday morning but not until 10:45. Only had an hour drive to Hanna Park near Mayport, NC. Sorry we didn't know you were so close...would have loved to say hello!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Selene & Hank

  9. Just love Walkabout...and the chickens :) Too bad you drove so fast up 95..could have made a little side trip to just outside Alexander Springs to say howdy! Hope to see you sometime this winter down here!