Friday, April 6, 2012

Home for a week, S.C. Low Country

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We drove in to South Carolina after a lot of road beating in Georgia. Highway engineers in Georgia were the same ones that put the bridges in in Mississippi. Bump on and bump off. We are 33 miles into SC at the Oaks RV Resort.
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The entrance road has flags, and of course the main one is the USMC (Parris Island is near by)
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WE set the RV  up waiting for Don & Evelyn to show up. Notice how brave I am, That is my USN flag proudly flying.
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Any other Branch would be unforgiving, but the ‘Jar Heads’ know, ‘Once a Marine always a Marine.’  Don and Evelyn came in and we went for dinner together. Don and I tried to talk and the girls played the card game Golf. We had breakfast together this morning and we said good by as they pulled out of the park.  Sherry and I took our walk.
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Yeah they have gators in the low country.
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They have three nice ponds here I only spotted one little gator, about 6 feet.
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Plenty of Marines around here. This park is pretty isolated, the only town near is Yemassee, very small.  But at one time someone had big plans for developing.The Oaks at Point South 020
On the road into ‘The Oaks’ I am always puzzled by these paved roads. Roads are not paved for the fun of it, road installation is a very expensive project. But someone had a dream, either a park like The Oaks or a housing development. It was years ago.
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This is the next intersection on the road showing two more roads paved but unused. Yep, as a builder I wonder, did someone not count the cost?  Did the original developer die? Sounds like our Cowgirl friend, Paula, digging up a mystery!
I forgot about the mosquitos in the Low Country, they are here!!!
More later…..Thanks for coming by the log.
Nite Shipslog
PS:
Children Are Quick
TEACHER: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago. WINNIE: Me!

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These Gas pumps you  pumped the gas up into the glass top by hand pump, then let it drain into your car. More elec pumps came into use in the late 1040’s.
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This Rolls just might have gotten gas there!!!!

13 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It looks like a beautiful place for a morning walk. I went out walking for a bit yesterday but the wind was biting cold. The sunshine fooled us into thinking it was warmer out. Hope your Friday is a fantastic one!

That corgi :) said...

Other than the gators, that looked like a nice park to be at on your way home; glad you got another evening with your friends too before you guys parted ways! Never heard of the card game Golf; sounds interesting.

have a good day!

betty

BlueRidge Boomer said...

MOSQUITOS....!!
Another reason to return to the high country..!!

Enjoy

Rose said...

I love everything but the gators and mosquitos!

Glad you proudly put up the American Flag.

Hugs, Rose

Paula said...

Hope you two are having a good Good Friday. That looks like a pretty park. I like that you always put your flag out.

Sheila Y said...

Welcome back to the Carolina's. I'm going to have to look up how to play golf the card game. It has been cooler here the last couple of days...and rainy. But that's all good, it's keeping our two tomato plants watered. Enjoy your Easter weekend. Love from NC, Sheila

Sheila Y said...

Welcome back to the Carolina's. I'm going to have to look up how to play golf the card game. It has been cooler here the last couple of days...and rainy. But that's all good, it's keeping our two tomato plants watered. Enjoy your Easter weekend. Love from NC, Sheila

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a beautiful park! We are actually having Spring weather in N. Florida this week,rather than summer weather! Have a blessed Easter!

shirl72 said...

Glad you are getting close to home.
I can go without the mosquitos and
the gators.. Looks like a nice
place to collect a persons thoughts.

Hurry on up the road North Caroina
is ready for you. We ordred the
warm weather.

Shirl

DD said...

Hi Jack, I forgot to "follow" you when you gave us the Lucy Update, so I am back...lol. Looks like a lot of good reading for me to catch up on. Thank you, DD
PS: Have a good weekend.

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

With the early spring, I fear the bugs are going to be real buggers this year...

TARYTERRE said...

MOSQUITOS and GATORS, oh my. Pesky things if you ask me. Hope they don't RUIN your stay. It looks like a lovely park. Roads leading nowhere, ey? Fascinating, indeed. There is a story there for sure. If you uncover it and let us know. Have a HAPPY EASTER.

Louis la Vache said...

You may have read the story about the gentleman and that Rolls-Royce. If memory serves «Louis» correctly, he was given this car as a high school graduation present and owned it all his life. It was extraordinarily well-cared for. In the photo you show, it is original and unrestored!