We’ve traveled to a lot of different places these past few years, the mountains, the deserts and everything in between. However, there is just something about the ocean. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Pacific, the Gulf of Mexico or where we are now, the Atlantic. There is just something about the soft sand, salt air and soft winds that keeps drawing us in. Wish we never had to leave. Maybe this time we won’t!?
Before getting here we spent a good amount of time this summer in Wisconsin. We stayed at some familiar places and some we’ve never been to before. La Crosse, WI is very scenic and there is a lot to see and do. Although the sun wasn’t cooperating, we took a drive up to Grandad’s Bluff, 590 ft about the surrounding land and 1183 above sea level. The views were amazing, I can only imagine how beautiful it would be in the fall.
The La Crosse Queen padlewheeler on the Mississippi River.
Mississippi River Bridge connecting La Crosse, WI and La Cresent, MN.
From there we headed north and spent sometime at a little county park in Warrens, WI. It was called McMullen Memorial Park. Our site was the largest site we have ever had. We took a picture from the front and the back of our pull through site from the road. Easily could have fit another 3 motor homes on our site.
From there of course, we spent some time in Green Bay. Steve got to check out the Packers training camp and oh yeah, we got a new windshield! What started out as a tiny crack from a stone, didn’t take to long to grow into a nice size crack across the glass. Green Bay has to have the most roundabouts we have ever seen in one city, but they could use to invest a bit on the regular roads. Who would have thought glass could be so expensive!!
We were able to spend a few nights in Fond du Lac and spend time with family before heading down to Indiana for some repairs. Seems we always are heading somewhere for repairs, but when you travel as many miles as we do and live in your RV, things come loose, wear down or need replacing often. But finally we were all set now and ready to hit the road again.
We traveled south through Kentucky into Tennessee. The drive was beautiful but that shiny new windshield filled up fast with bugs and many of our pictures looked more like a crime scene than scenery!
Smoky Mountains up ahead.
Driving through the mountains.
We drove through North Carolina briefly and then South Carolina. On the side of the highway were all these dilapidated shacks. Some open for business, others empty. Not sure where one could pull over even if they wanted to purchase what they were selling, which was mostly sweet grass baskets. Honestly, I have never heard of them but after doing some research, I wish we would have stopped to buy one.
Once we hit Columbia, SC we did what I loved the most. We changed our mind on a dime and headed east. Myrtle Beach, here we come!
We stayed at a state park that was covered with huge Oaks and moss. The walk was a few hundred yards to the beach, but the weather was beautiful, hot and humid, but beautiful.
The airport was really close and the planes would fly really low over the beach area.
White sands and warm water! Lots of dogs on the beach!
We definitely need to invest in a good beach umbrella and beach chairs. Check out the little guy in the shade. He had a blast in the water.
We have never seen a dog worn as a wrap before!
To much fun, he was all pooped out!
We would have loved to stay longer but…..
Next stop, the oldest settlement in the United States, St. Augustine, FL. Ozzie’s getting rested up!
“Who can sleep, i’m too excited!”