Camping Log 07316017

Parkers Creek
J
ordan Lake, NC

We went for the weekend and man it was hot.  We walked into the lake and I was thinking I don’t have my bath this warm.  I googled it a little later and found the water temp was 88.

We stayed in Parker’s Creek Loop 2 Site 88.  I didn’t take a picture of the site but it was the normal state park site.  I did take a picture of the lake out of the back window.


Total Nights in 2017 30
Total Nights in 2016: 14 in Wildcat. Who knows didn’t count while in the old one.​
Total Nights in Wildcat: 44.

Camping Log 06302017

York County Ebenezer Park
Rock Hill, SC
2 nights

We went here to go to the North Carolina ASA Federation State Tournament.   We had a pull through site but it was interesting.  As you can see in the picture below, the picnic table and fire ring are on the back side of the camper.  If we wanted to put the awning out it would have been in the road.  The truck is park behind the camper.

 

Before the tournament I was second for shooter of the year in the hunter class.  I shot both the unkown and the know ranges in one day.  I shot ok on the unknown side and was actually up on the 1st place shooter of the year archer.  The kown side I was doing ok until the next to last target.  I shot a 5.  I have no idea what I did wrong.  The arrow was on line just dropped way low like an inch below the 8 line.  It still irks me.  If I would have gotten at least a 10 on that shot I would have been tied with shooter of year winner.

Total Nights in 2017 28
Total Nights in 2016: 14 in Wildcat. Who knows didn’t count while in the old one.​
Total Nights in Wildcat: 42.

Camping Log 06122017

Camping Log 06122017
Camp Hatteras
Waves, NC
7 Nights

We spent a week here and had to keep reminding ourselves that it was June because of how empty the campground was and how cold it was.   Two days we were there a gale force wind was issued.  50 mph wind gusts will rock a camper pretty good.  Towards the end of the week when it warmed up and schools were letting out it started to fill in.

At least the kite boarders enjoyed it.

Other the wind we had a good trip, the temps stayed in the 70s.  On the stormy days we went and toured a couple of light houses that we hadn’t been to before.

Bodie Island Lighthouse

Total Nights in 2017 26
Total Nights in 2016: 14 in Wildcat. Who knows didn’t count while in the old one.​
Total Nights in Wildcat: 40.

Camping Log 06022017

Camping Log 05292017
Mayberry Campground
Mount Airy, NC
2 Nights

We went to Mount Airy to shoot the R100 This is an 3D archer shoot that has the coolest targets.  What do you expect when it is put on by a target company.

We stayed at Mayberry Campground.  The campground was very nice it is wide open and no shade anywhere.  We had a great view of the mountains in the distance from our site.


Total Nights in 2017 19
Total Nights in 2016: 14 in Wildcat. Who knows didn’t count while in the old one.​
Total Nights in Wildcat: 33.

Camping Log Camp Date 05292017

Camping Log 05292017
Pirateland Campground
Myrtle Beach SC
2 Nights

We hadn’t been to pirateland in a while and we went back for Memorial Day.  We booked a pull thru site because we knew we would get there late on Friday night and it gets really crowded and tight.

We decided to go back because they have upgraded the pool area with a new splash park and my wife loves the lazy river.  Well went to the pool and there were gnats everywhere.  Flying around, in the water, on the chairs.

We had a great time at the beach.  Still have a hard time finding good seafood in Myrtle Beach but managed to come across Angela’s produce market which has some seafood.  Nowhere near as good as the outer banks.

We were at the very north end of the campground and the beach wasn’t as a crowded as I expected.  However if we looked south it was very crowded.  Thankfully people are lazy and didn’t walk that far north.  If we go back to Myrtle, I’m looking at the state park again.

Total Nights in 2017 17

Total Nights in 2016: 14 in Wildcat. Who knows didn’t count while in the old one.​
Total Nights in Wildcat: 31.

Camping Log 05192017

Sycamore Lodge
Jackson Springs, NC
2 Nights

 

So we had to send the camper in for service.  The ac was acting up.  We got it back and saw they had one spot open for this weekend. Since it is included in our membership we said what the heck let’s go.

 

Fairly Uneventful camping trip, we just relaxed for the weekend.  I went and won an archery tournament which put me in first place for the state shooter of the year.

 

Everything went well until we got home.  I went to park the camper like i have done every time.  I guess I got careless and wasn’t paying as much attention but I turned a little too tight and busted the rear window out.  Now I will have a reminder on the truck to tell me to get out and slide the hitch back first.

Total Nights in 2017 15

Total Nights in 2016: 14 in Wildcat. Who knows didn’t count while in the old one.​
Total Nights in Wildcat: 29.

Camping Log Camp Date 04122017

Lake Powhatan
Asheville, NC
5 Nights

We went here for the 2nd half of spring break.  The campground was small and mostly quiet.  You could hear the sounds of kids running and playing at the lake but I rather listen to that than video games.  The campground is really close to Asheville.  But far enough way that you actually feel like you are in the middle of the wilderness. We had a full hookup site.

We went to the DuPont forest and walked to hooker falls.

 

Total Nights in 2017 13

Total Nights in 2016: 14 in Wildcat. Who knows didn’t count while in the old one.​
Total Nights in Wildcat: 27.

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Camping Log Camp Date 04072017

Sycamore Lodge
Jackson Springs, NC
6 Nights

We took the kids here for their spring break. I was able to work remotely from the campground day which was very enjoyable.  I spent most of the day under the awning in the zero gravity chair working on an e-commerce site. Only issue the Wi-Fi was horrible.  I was tethered to my cell phone using the data from my data plan.   This still made it more enjoyable than driving in to the office.

During this trip I was close enough that I went to two 3d Archery shoots.  Saturday was a qualifier for the state tournament which I won. Sunday was at my club and I finished 4th.  Not a bad weekend.

Total Nights in 2017 8

Total Nights in 2016: 14 in Wildcat. Who knows didn’t count while in the old one.​
Total Nights in Wildcat: 22.

Camping Log Camp Date 03242017

Finally we get to go camping in 2017.  We had a trip planned early but it was supposed that Sunday and I didn’t want to deal with Towing camping in the snow down back country roads.

We went to Sycamore Lodge which is part of Travel Resorts of America.  We have been members since 2007 or maybe 2008.  In that time we have been made many promises but not of them have ever been fulfilled.  Maybe this campground is ran by politicians.  Well they have been calling us for month to get us to come by so they can take new pictures for new membership cards and tell us about new features to our membership.​  I said ok start talking.  They insisted we have to come to their office and try to schedule an appointment.  well they only have times for 10-5.  So this means I have to waste a Saturday and go during the middle of the day. I said ok but I’m not buying anything and if you try to sell me something I’m leaving.

We make plans to camp at the “resort” and then go to this meeting.  We get there and they give us a form to fill out.  We put on there that we aren’t hear to buy anything just get our membership cards.  So the guy starts asking what makes us think he is going to try to sell us something.  I say because if you were not you could have handled this with a phone call but we both had to be in person.

After telling him about all the phony promises we have been made, he made us sign a form saying we are declining to take advantage of the new membership options available to us and they would never be available again.  So finally it came out, they were trying to sell us something.

We will keep using the resort, I mean we can camp there really cheap, it is far enough away to be able to get away and relax without worrying about what is going on in routine life, but close enough we can get there often.

Total Nights in 2017 2
Total Nights in 2016: 14 in Wildcat. Who knows didn’t count while in the old one.​
Total Nights in Wildcat: 16.

Camping Log Camp Date 12262016

Historic Banning Mills

Banning, GA

We had a full hookup site.  We were there with a lot of long term who were out working.  It seems liked we had the place to ourselves a lot of the time.  We will go back and do the entire zip line next time.

 
Notes for next trip. Take hwy 5 to get there and not post road like th​​e gps suggested.

900 miles averaged 12 with the bully dog tuner.  Big improvement over the trip to Savannah.

Stayed at 65 on interstate as much as possible.

 

Total Nights in New Camper 14.
Total Nights in 2016: Who knows didn’t count while in the old one.​