Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lake Aire RV Park/Charleston, S.C.

Thursday November 14th was  moving day again. We left Croft State Park around 10:00 A M. It was really cold this morning, got down to 24 degrees. I was kinda worried about hooking up cause last time we came in at a angle like this we had a bit of a problem hitching.. I decided to give it a try...and I got it the  first time. I was really impressed with my backing skills but Jeff reminded me not to get to excited cause next time I'll probably have problems. What a party pooper. We had to be very careful getting out of this loop as it was pretty tight in areas. We went really slow and made it  out ok. Our drive went smoothly and finding our new site was easy as well. We arrived at Lake Aire around 2:30 and we had a pull through so that was very easy. Our site was K-7, one thing was we didn't have any picnic table, I guess someone needed it and didn't return it. That's OK because we didn't really need it anyway. This RV park offers 50 amp, water, sewer, and had laundry. We aren't big fans of RV parks but sometimes they are very handy. The park has train tracks not too far away cause we heard them again and again. We were greeted by some really unique ducks...Muscovy I think.

Friday we got up and decided to head into Charleston for some exploring. We drove downtown to look for the city market that everyone said we should go see. The problem was trying to find a parking spot. We ended up parking on King Street. Our next problem was trying to find quarters to feed the parking meter. The meter only lets you stay 1 hour and then you have to feed it again. We headed down to the market and there was plenty to see. We got some yummy cookies. Jeff spotted a Firehouse Sub Shop while looking for quarters and  has always wanted to try it out, so we had lunch there. Jeff just happened to have on his Keokuk Fire shirt so when he was paying the cashier said so you're  a fireman? Jeff said yes,and he said you get a free drink. Well isn't that nice. After lunch we headed back to the HOW, but on our way Jeff saw a sign....shrimp for sale, so he stopped and got a pound. Wow wee they were the biggest shrimp we ever saw. When we got back we took the dogs for a walk.

Saturday had to start the day singing Happy Birthday to our youngest son Justin.(they love that) then we headed back into town. Today we are going to Patriots Point. First we headed out to the USS Yorktown CV-10, then the submarine USS Clamagore. We walked onto that aircraft carrier and couldn't believe the size. We did a couple walking tours and still couldn't believe the size. After we had seen enough we stopped for a snack and after we headed back out to the sub... This looked pretty big til we got in it. Yikes no way could I have lived in there. People ask how we can live in a  5th wheel, after touring that sub our 5th wheel is very spacious, extra large. We headed back home to make a great supper. Jeff was gonna try his shrimp and we had fresh green beans, twice baked potatoes and red lobster biscuits. It was so good. Jeff's shrimp were awesome. He did stop and got more. I did the laundry before getting ready to move down the road. Tomorrow Skidaway State Park.