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Huntington Beach State Park… Day 1


Monday, 10/28/2013

Huntington Beach State Park

Murrells Inlet, SC

This week we’re taking a break from our volunteer duties at J. Strom Thurmond Lake so that we can attend the Carolina Clan Reunion.  Paul & Marti and Terri and I left the Volunteer Village shortly after 10 A.M. and headed to a truck stop just north of Augusta, GA, to meet up with George and  Laurie.

Paul and Marti were our fearless leaders with George and Laurie, then me with our rig, and Terri with our car all following.  No problems throughout our travels, and about six hours and 250 miles later we arrived at Huntington Beach State Park.

Terri and I are in site 101.

That tree in the middle of the photo was a slight obstacle, but I successfully navigated around it and not INTO it!

Six couples arrived the day before us on Sunday, so we had a nice welcoming committee when we arrived.

After we were all set up, Paul and I went to get some firewood.  I think we were successful!

We should have more than enough wood for the week!

It was dark when we arrived with the firewood, so Howard used some of his own to get the fire started before we got back.  Soon after our return, we had the fire stoked and everyone gathered for a nice evening around the campfire.
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So far there are nine couples here:  John & Ginny, Jim & Dee, Howard & Linda, George & Laurie, Hank & Selene, Jim & Judy, Paul & Marti, Neil & Nancy, and us.  Ray and Kris should be arriving on Tuesday.

The fun is just beginning!


  1. Great picture of our convoy, too bad it will be one short on our return trip! :c(

  2. Looks like you enough firewood for a few good fires. Sounds like everyone is having a great time.

  3. Glad to hear you didn't back into the tree! That is a serious amount of fire wood. You say you are going to be there for a month to burn it all? How is Strom getting along without so many of his worker bees??? :-)

  4. I think we should just follow you back. We'll miss you!

  5. I am sure you guys are going to have a wonderful time!

  6. Always nice to have a welcoming committee! Glad your experience came to good use avoiding that tree :)

  7. So far in these blogs on the gathering no one has mentioned who has the watch to keep Paul out of trouble:)