This past weekend I drove up to Myrtle Beach for the wedding of two good friends of mine, John and Tai. Part of my stipulation for taking the job at Lowe’s last January was that I’d be able to get this specific weekend off. One of the great things about a mobile lifestyle is that it allows to be where you need to be when you need to be. It was a little chilly, but otherwise the weather behaved at the wedding and reception both went well and were a lot of fun.
The wedding was Saturday evening, and Julie and I were invited to brunch at Tai’s parent’s house the next morning, so we truck camped Saturday night in Bertha, something I haven’t done since picking up Cas.
Hauling Cas all the way out there to dry camp for just one night didn’t seem worth it. I’d had to pull all of the RVing gear out of the back at leave it at Julie’s apartment so that there would be room for us to sleep back there, but it went well. We found a lovely spot with a lakeside view – the first lakeside view I’ve had since I started RVing, it was in a good neighborhood, and there were a lot of ducks, geese, and other water birds around. A great find!
Oh, and did I mention it was a Walmart parking lot? In my brain, Walmart and lakeside view don’t mesh, but here it is. If you ever find yourself needing a place to stay in North Myrtle Beach, the Walmart off of Highway 17 is the place to be.
On Sunday, I came back to highs in the lower 80’s and relatively humidities nearing 100%, gah. Leaves are now out on the trees in force, early spring is over and as Georgia and South Carolina inch closer to summer the more uncomfortable it’ll get. It’s definitely feeling like time to start moving north to cooler climes. I took a look on Wunderground and Weather.com to see what the Badlands were looking like right now, and got a surprise.
Apparently the Badlands is experiencing record-breaking snowfall in the grip of a significant spring storm. As of 9 am, 7.1 inches had fallen in the past 24 hours and they’re predicting another 7-12 inches between today and tonight. Add winds gusting to over 30 mph and it sounds like a proper mess. For those of you counting, it’s 11 days until I arrive there, 13 until I start working. I’m really hoping this will all be melted by then.
Otherwise, things are progressing toward takeoff next week. Bertha’s got a new set of tires, my new friction pad is in the mail, and today I got the black tank clean clean. I’m hoping to do the first step in sanitizing my fresh water tank tomorrow, I haven’t used it once since I bought the Casita because there is visible mold or something on the water inlet hose and exit hose. The tank itself is opaque, but I can only assume it’s not too nice looking in there either. Having it winterized and in below freezing temperatures to travel to Wisconsin should have killed all that stuff off I would think, but I still gotta get it out of there, and with temps on the rise down here it’s possible more will start growing. In the end, I might have to get the hoses replaced somehow if the yuck won’t come out, I’m not sure I can stand to use the tank with it in there even if it’s dead and not going to cause me any harm.
Today I also got pictures of Hardeeville RV, the park I’ve been staying in the past couple months. I’ll be doing a review of the place coming up, time permitting.
That’s all for now, back to work!