We left the RV Resort at Carolina Crossroads in Roanoke Rapids yesterday but I did want to do it some justice for those of you traveling I 95 in the Virgina-North Carolina area. One is only a bit over an hour from Raleigh as well as the beaches of southern Virgina and less than a half hour drive to beautiful Lake Gaston. The park is relatively new so final completion won’t happen for year or so. However, each site is level, well-appointed and in the 60 foot range. Half of the front sites have concrete driveways, while all sites have concrete patios. Cable TV exists in the two back rows, the water tastes great and the spa/jacuzzi is just a delight, especially in the evenings when watching the sunset. Several of the lots, like ours, contained their own private gazebo. The only drawback is that the clubhouse and pool were not yet completed. Once done, this park will rate at least a 9 and at $500 for a month’s stay, I couldn’t beat the price. Shane and his dad Fred, who owns the park were the consummate hosts. Fred even offered me free stay to come next summer and assist him for three hours a day with the mowing. We’ll definitely make this a future stop on our east coast travels of the future. We pulled out mid afternoon and made it to Manning, SC. It was dark when we pulled into our campsite and leaving early in the morning didn’t allow for any photos or review of the campground so that one will be left unsaid. On the road again. My goodness, do I love driving through this part of South Carolina.
The sun beaming warmth through the window, the color palette teasing the senses, and the smell of the South Carolina low country draws one in like an open campfire in the wilds.
It brings back so many memories of our trips to the Santee-Cooper Reservoir chain (Lakes Moultrie & Marion) in search of those large-mouthed bass. Crossing the lakes on 95 gave me that, “i’m home “, feeling once again. The day was glorious and driving was a pleasure. Wanting only to put fours hours in we made it to St. Augustine by 1:30 in the afternoon, setting up the site and enjoying the rest of the day. We’ll be leaving Stagecoach RV Park in the morning and making our way to Sarasota. I know. I know. You all keep asking. Where are the wedding photos? They will come here and there. You have to remember. Being the father of the groom, I didn’t think it my place to have my usual camera attachment. I had to depend upon others. My job was to play host and commiserate with the guests. So I’ll steal photos from friends and relatives to post here. Once Ryan and Carolyn get back from Hawaii, he’ll be able to share many of those with me and I’ll, in turn, share with you.