Another Little Hike...

Trip Start Dec 24, 2010
Trip End Jun 01, 2011

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Dreher Island State Park

Flag of United States  , South Carolina
Friday, April 1, 2011

We got another early start today, but weren't prepared for the circuitous route ahead of us.  There are so many roads down here in Southland that it must look like the human circulatory system from a satellite.  We found a lot of them today.  In spite of the thirty, count 'em, thirty traffic lights, we made decent time.  The speed limit on rural roads is fifty five miles per hour.  We easily did that.  The roads were all very good and the scenery under sunshine was great.  Some farmlands along the way yielded views of livestock and farm equipment at rest.  Spring is truly in full swing here and fields ready for planting.  Tons, and I mean, tons of churches, mostly Baptist line the roads.  We did see two Lutheran Churches, which was a unique.  Lynnie spotted a sign at one which read: "Jesus is coming.  Look busy!".  We did get a laugh out of that and it softened the mood some.

We arrived shortly after noon at our destination.  They give no discounts  in South Carolina for seniors who are "out-of-staters".  The rate was reasonable, so we have no complaints.  Since we're near the lake, the sites are quite sloped, fore to aft.  Our site, number sixty-six is reasonable and we had no need to use our Lynx Blocks.  

We had lunch and I checked in on the 'Net and then we took off for a hike.  The trailhead was about a mile from sixty-six, so we walked.  The Little Gap Trail, as it's called, is just over two miles round-trip.  The trees are barely leafing out, but there were a few dogwoods in bloom.  No wildflowers at all, which was a disappointment.  There is lots of moss at the base of the larger trees, so north/south is not difficult to ascertain.  The trail has a lot of ups and downs, so we got a decent work out and burned up a bit of lunch.  We saw a primitive shelter near the far end of the trail and near it an elaborate "lake cottage", both of which are in the photos.  Quite a contrast.  We also saw the first turtles we've seen since we were in Mississippi. Man I love to type that word!  Reminds me of grade school when we were learning all of the state capitals... Ah, dose were da days!

I got one photo of a small boy playing with his truck.  It turned out good and reminds us of how much we enjoyed our grand-nephew, Joshua, when were in Georgia.  Gotta love the youngsters...

As usual, we're back in camp now, with Lynnie reading and I doing what I do.  Oh, I included a short video of Shorty's interior, so you can see where we've been living these months.  I also did two other videos of the area.  I hope that you enjoy them... CYA tomorrow!
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