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More Visits with Friends and a BIG Move!


Wednesday, 4/10/2013

J. Strom Thurmond Lake Volunteer Village

Modoc, SC

This past week we enjoyed spending time with old and new friends alike.

On Thursday, 4/4, we returned to Batesburg-Leesville to meet Paul and Marti for lunch at Shealy’s Bar-B-Que.

One of the COE rangers highly extols this eatery, and apparently she’s not the only one that likes it. The parking lot was packed!  And now we know why!  Shealy’s doesn’t have a menu… they have a buffet!  A very nice sized buffet consisting of an appetizing array of salad items, vegetables, brisket, pulled pork, fried chicken, and – last but not least – desserts!  Oh boy, was it ever good!  And of course, the company was excellent too!

The buffet includes barbequed RIBS on Fridays!  We’ll be going back very soon to try them out!  Winking smile

Then Friday afternoon, 4/5, we swung by Randy and Pam’s campsite at Petersburg Campground for a visit.

They were in town to attend the Masters on Monday in Augusta, courtesy of tickets provided to them by their son-in-law.  How nice!  Our conversation flowed quickly and easily on topics running the gamut of everything RV, to Habitat for Humanity, to how we met our spouses. The time flew by, and all too soon it was time to wish them safe travels.  It was great meeting them, and we hope our paths cross again sometime.
On Saturday, 4/6, one of the waterfront sites became available when volunteers Hank and Nancy left.  As much as we enjoyed site #12 at the Volunteer Village, we decided to take advantage of the opportunity and move down into site #8 closer to the lake.  After a long travel day of 300-400 feet, our move was complete.  Rolling on the floor laughing  Here are a couple of shots of our new digs.
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This is the view out our back window…

and our side windows.
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It’s a great site with a bit more privacy and beautiful views of the lake.  So far we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our new spot.

We’ll end this post with a great beginning…

an early morning sunrise.

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Visits with Friends


Wednesday, 4/3/2013

J. Strom Thurmond Lake Volunteer Village

Modoc, SC



About three weeks ago we had a couple of nice visits with some wonderful RV friends.

Paul and Marti are currently anchored in Columbia, SC, for some medical appointments.  So on Wednesday, 3/13, we met in Batesburg-Leesville, SC, for lunch at a place called Wiz’s Eatery.
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We hadn’t seen them since Christmas Day, so we enjoyed a tasty lunch buffet and spent a couple of hours talking, laughing, and having a good time.  We always have a lot of fun together and look forward to spending some time with them again VERY soon!

In fact, we hope to take advantage of their close proximity and see them a few more times before they start rolling down the road again.

The following day John and Ginny, on their way north from Florida, arrived at Petersburg COE Campground for the weekend.  As luck would have it, we had a task to complete at Petersburg just after they had arrived, so we stopped in for a few minutes to welcome them to our “neck of the woods.”

Friday afternoon the four of us went to a local RV and Boat Show in Augusta.  We walked through the small sampling of RV units and also checked out the pontoon boats.  Here are Ginny and Terri enjoying the warm afternoon sun while sitting atop one of the boats.

The sun was very bright, so they both had on their “movie star” sunglasses!  Open-mouthed smile  After the RV Show we stopped at Chili’s for a late afternoon meal.  The food was delicious.

We hadn’t seen John and Ginny since the Carolina Clan Gathering back in November, so we had quite a bit of catching up to do.  After dinner we drove out to the Volunteer Village to show them where we’re staying, and then back to their site at Petersburg Campground just in time for a beautiful sunset.

Saturday afternoon they drove out to our site for some snacks, drinks, and more visiting.  As the afternoon wore on, the wind picked up and it turned a bit chilly.

The “movie stars” donned their hoods to try and stay warm!  Smile  We had a great time together, and we look forward to catching up with each other again this Fall, if not before.

It’s always so nice to see our RV friends!  One of the wonderful things about this lifestyle is all the great friends we’ve made along the way, and knowing that our paths will most likely cross again someday.

See ya soon!!!