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Set off from Spartanburg , South Carolina heading for Lumber river state park , Orrum , North Carolina where we plan to camp for the night and do a spot of canoeing on the quiet , yet crocodile infested waters of the Lumber river .
For those who dont know the words to the classic childrens nursery rhyme , here they are .....
Row, row, row your boat,
Gently down the stream.
If you see an alligator,
... the day. As we pulled up, what was
advertised as 1 sale was in fact a cluster of sales on 1 street. Gail
was ecstatic! She could walk from one sale to the other, touching and
bartering as only she can without wasting time driving, a big bonus
in her world. Purchases made, trunk loaded we are off to stop number
2. Who knew that this would end up being another bonus round as we
stumbled onto an unadvertised sale in a church hall right down the
road. Once again ...
... way to the Hwy 17 bridge at 8+ knots in the favorable breeze. Maggie did several stints at the helm and is getting the knack of handling the boat. She seems much more at ease doing this now and her earlier tentativeness has been replaced with confidence.
The comfort factor improved today, with sunshine and warmth instead of cold and shivering. I am definitely not a cold weather person and it felt good to go without a shirt for awhile during our sail up the ...
We finially got to my friends home in Clio, SC. Rip and Brenda welcomed us with open arms, litterally. Then they parked us on their lawn. Oh yea, my friends name is Rip Van Winkle--No lie, that's his name. Anywho we got settled in, caught up on the past years and just enjoyed ourselves. Then they took us on a tour of Clio. We saw lots, I'm talking a bunch, of ...
Today we said goodbye to Grandpops and Grammy (until Christmas) and started making our way home to VA.
We made great time to Florence, SC and decided to stop there for the night.
Andrew accompanied us to Cracker Barrel for dinner and he had a great time watching us eat :)
He enjoyed the king size bed again at the hotel and Daddy made him laugh so hard ...