Sunday, February 5, 2006

Monck's Corner

We are at the Wal-Mart in Monck's Corner, SC (map). We had intended to spend last night somewhere other than a Wal-Mart, but circumstances conspired against us. The first place we tried to stop was at an alleged city park with boondocking in Georgetown, just south of Myrtle Beach, and supposedly right on the water of Winyah Bay. We made it halfway to the waterfront under decreasingly low oak trees until, finally, Odyssey could go no further, and we had to turn around.

Resuming our southerly route, now along Alt-US17, we passed through the entire breadth of the Francis Marion National Forest, our backup choice. There is at least one developed campground in the forest, and dispersed camping is allowed, however, all the roads are dirt, and, after the last few days of rain, they looked to be quite muddy, and we really did not want to get stuck at this point in our journey (plus, I had just washed the coach). Reluctantly, we pressed on, knowing a Wal-Mart was just a few miles down the road.

We are once again on a schedule, as Louise will be attending a conference in California in a week. We decided, rather than scramble all the way back there in Odyssey, that she would fly to California, spend a few days, and fly back. We knew we were heading, generally, to Florida, so we spent some time searching air fares out of various Florida airports, and found, somewhat to our surprise, that the best round trip fares to be had depart from West Palm Beach. So we are now en route to PBIA for her February 9th departure. I will be bach'ing it, staying with Odyssey at the John Prince County Park in nearby Lake Worth until she returns on the 14th.

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