Since we last posted in North Myrtle Beach we have been slowly migrating to the south, trying to stay ahead of the cold weather. Our first stop was in Atlanta to enjoy an early Thanksgiving meal with our son, Kevin. The trip from North Myrtle Beach to Atlanta is about 350 miles, which is much too far for people in no hurry and driving around in their house. So we stopped for the night about half way at Magnolia RV Park, which is in the center of South Carolina just two miles off the interstate.
The nearest town of any size near Magnolia RV Park is Clinton, SC (pop. 8,000). There is not much happening in Clinton, but it is the home of Presbyterian College, a small liberal arts school with a bit over 1100 undergraduate students. Despite it’s small size, the Blue Hose fields 15 varsity sports teams competing in Division 1. No, the nickname is not from a cold fire department! It originated early in the school’s existence when newspapers referred to the color of the teams’ socks.
After a quiet night at Magnolia, we continued our journey to Atlanta, where we set up shop at Jones RV at exit 101 on I-85. It’s not the nicest park we have seen (in fact it may be the worst) but it is the closest spot near Kevin.
We were in Atlanta for an early Thanksgiving, as we can’t be there next week when the rest of the country observes the holiday. Pam made a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings, with plenty of leftovers for the next day’s lunch (and dinner). After a good meal, a long walk was in order, so the three of us headed out for a hike through a nearby nature preserve.
Walking through the preserve it is difficult to imagine you are inside the city of Atlanta. Hiking over the hill (including the stairs) and around the creek helped work off some of the meal.
After a nice visit with Kevin we continued our southbound trek. Our next stop was in Ashburn, GA, about 180 miles south of Atlanta, for a brief stop at Wanee RV and Country Club. Located just five miles from I-75, this small RV park is attached to a nine hole golf course. We’ve stayed here a number of times going to or returning from Florida. The park is not much, but each time we visit the owner has made good progress in restoring the golf course (previous owners let it deteriorate) to good playing conditions. There are no greens fees if you stay in the RV park, and we always pick a site just off the first tee.
If you like to walk the course, they even provide a caddie to carry your clubs. She doesn’t know much about being a caddie, but she looks great and even cooks dinner after the round!
We intended to spend three days in Ashburn enjoying the golf, but the weather report is calling for rain on Tuesday and Wednesday so we cut our golf holiday to one round and the next day continued heading south. We are now staying in Paradise Oaks RV Resort in Bushnell, FL.
Bushnell is located along I-75 in central Florida. There is not much to do in the immediate area, but it’s a great place to spend a few days before we head out for our next adventure. On Friday we will meet up with Howard and Linda of RV-Dreams and head to Miami. We’ll leave the motorhome on land owned by a friend of Linda’s and on Sunday board a very large boat and head to sea for a ten day cruise!
More on that later . . .