Travel Time

We’re trying something a little different this year. Normally a vacation week for us runs Saturday to Saturday. I like having Sunday for reflection, rest and gearing my brain back for work.

This year we are going to hookup the Travel Trailer, dogs, bird and the misses and get three hours of travel under our belt before we sleep. All of this on a Friday mind you.

The most stressful part of the trip for me is getting through Charlotte and then getting to the other side of Columbia, SC. With Charlotte the issue is traffic. Columbia is just so boring and seems so far away. There is nothing to see.

Ask anyone here how far is Columbia and they’ll say, “It’s an hour.”

An hour my ass. Maybe by bullet train.

We’ll stay over at a little RV park next to a lake in Orangeburg, SC. The place is called Sweetwater Campground. There is a dog there named “Sweetwater Crazy” that checks you in my sniffing you and begging a treat.

This place is actually a farm with cows, and a lake where the owner has put in power and water hookups for RVs traveling down I-26. It makes for a nice convenient and peaceful nights rest.

There is not even a person there to take you money. Once Sweetwater Crazy checks you in, you simply go to the end of the dirt road and drop your money in an honor system metal box. I guess this works well since they still keep the campground open.

The whole point of leaving tonight is we want to avoid a 7 hour drive on I-95 on the 4th of July weekend. Hopefully we’ll wake all happy and refreshed with a 3 ½ hour drive ahead of us.

Once at Jekyll I’ll have plenty of time to set up camp, get the satellite dish pointed, the screen room pitched, etc. Then take the dogs for a beach walk, have evening cocktails and supper. Sounds like a plan. We’ll see how it goes.