We left Lake Sinclair in Georgia and got back on the road heading to North Carolina. My initial thought was to go, via back roads, to Spartanburg SC. We were well into the drive and Roxie starting looking through Passport America as we had just recently joined. She found a nice park in Northern SC so we called them up. They had a spot for us but we had to be there by 7 pm! We thought we could make it but according to our Nav unit, we would be 15 min late. I looked at their website and it specifically said no campers after 7 pm. Change in plan again. We looked for something close to where we were and found Table Rock State Park that was close.
We pulled into the park and talked to a camp host about spots and he seemed unsure if there were any spots available even though we could see numerous ones. He contacted the ranger and were told any spot other than 57. The camp host recommended spot 8 as it was long and level. We took it. It turned out to be a great choice!
The spot was right next to a creek that was loud enough for us to hear all night. We opened all the windows in the back just so we could hear it. Here are some shots of the site and creek.
We also had some visits from the local insect population. The first shot appeared to be some type of dragonfly but the wings were a dark color and much more fluid. The next two shots were, what I thought to be, a stick on my tire but turned out to be some type of stick walker insect.
Before we left we stopped off to take a quick hike to one of their numerous waterfalls:
Time to push on the next morning. North Carolina is a horizontal state. Wider than tall, unlike some of the vertical states we breezed through earlier. It would take a bit to get across and we also were shooting to get to our current destination on Saturday. We left SC and into NC. We dumped our tanks at Table Rock but didn’t fill up the fresh water tank. My 50′ hose developed a leak and was ‘decommissioned’ but I wanted to get another one. There was a Camping World on our path. We stopped there but they did not have the hose I wanted and I was also able to fill the fresh water tank! We stayed the night at a Walmart in Greensboro, NC.
The next day was one of the work/down days you get when traveling this long. We had to do laundry and Roxie was lucky enough to get a dental appointment for a cleaning. She was overdue by a month or two. We took the trailer all around Greensboro, or so it seemed, to take care of all this. Since we were so busy during that day we only went 80 miles to Durham NC and another Walmart parking lot (actually an Ashley furniture):
We were only about 200 miles away now but still were shooting for Saturday. We worked on getting a wedding gift and headed out only 90 miles to a campground with hookups. This enabled us to get the trailer all ready for extended ‘moochdocking’ at Roxie’s cousins.
For you unleaded fuel fans I found this in SC:
And here is a synopsis of State signs (except Louisiana):