Our Journey has begun

January 29, 2021

Three days on the road; so far so good, no untoward incidences.  We cast off at 9 am from Braintree and arrived at our nephew’s in Arlington, VA by 5 pm where we had a socially distant visit and our 1st night in their condo-parking lot (I had the best night’s sleep ;-).  Off the next day, Wednesday to lunch with a Global View colleague at a farm-to-table restaurant in Palmyra, VA, a very nourishing meal.  

Then on to Weldon, NC, Harvest Host, Bruce Tyler of Weldon Mills Distillery where we again stay in a parking lot, what RV’ers call boondocking, living off the grid.  Harvest Hosts is a membership program that invites self-contained RVers to have a unique, overnight stay, free, at Wineries, breweries and farms across the country; you are also invited to purchase goods or services from your host, but not required.  As you can imagine, the mill is on a river, all facilities are closed by the time we arrive, so we settle in for a river walk and a nice meal we make on-board.  We wake up to 3” of snow and beauty; no problem, thanks to the furnace in our 4-season RV, we are warm and comfortable.  Need to get further south and find water and electricity hook-ups as so far we are boondocking, living totally aboard (pandemic safety.) We leave by 8  am; the local roads are not good but the highway is fine, we count 3 - semi accidents in the 1.5 hrs we’re on I-95.  Snowy North Carolina is gorgeous!

We get off the highway so we can enjoy the beauty of North Carolina and find our way to Jones Lake State Park near Elizabethtown, NC. Cool temps and NO SNOW - its like spring in New England ;-). This is the cleanest state park we have ever been to; the bathrooms are the cleanest ever and comfortably warm.  Only 2 other RV’s here. Today, onto Edisto Island State Park in southern South Carolina where we have a 5-night stay reserved.  We loved this park 1.5 years ago when we wilderness camped (Glamped) in a tent; this time we have an RV spot right on the beach/Atlantic ocean.  We loved this area before for its natural beauty and warmth of people and want to explore a lot more.  And, temps look to be “noticeably” warmer, given that some polar air is descending upon the Eastern US.

We’ll let you know what we find . . .For safety and fun we have installed a dash camera and a rear camera, so will include some “real” road shots too.   Here’s a few pics . . .