Twitter Meet-up #2 Plus (June/July 2015)

This three state trip will finish up the East Coast and includes my 2nd Twitter meet up.

South Carolina

The plan was to land, grab my gear and head to meet my Twitter friend Reta. Reta travels and enjoys life more than anyone I’ve ever know . Since she is always off on some adventure, I had to check to see if she would be close to home when I was in the area. I asked, can we meet for coffee or lunch but, instead Reta invited me to stay in her guest room…… I had to remind her I was trying to solo camp all 50 states so she said FINE….. You can camp in my backyard near the lake. WOOHOO!! Camping by a lake.

Arrived at Reta’s beautiful home, we quickly found ourselves with a beer in hand, chatting outside on the dock getting to know each other. I’d say within 30 minute of my arrival we were off on her neighbor’s boat going for a spin (or whatever boats do) around the lake.

Twitter Meetup two
Twitter Meetup two

 

Beer with a new friend
Beer with a new friend

 

Reta and Guy
Reta and Guy

Our first spin out on the lake was just amazing, then we headed back to each others house to check on a young adult at home, to grab sweatshirts and of course some more adult beverages. At this point we were off to watch the sunset.

Sunset South Carolina
Sunset South Carolina

After the sun had gone under the horizon,  Guy took us to something I’d call “Simply Amazing” he took us to see the Purple Martin migration. My pictures all look like blurry things in the sky, so I don’t have any to post. If you’ve even seen any bird migrations, it’s truly spectacular to witness.  I’ll never forget that night Guy!! Thank you!

Like most mornings, I was up with the first signs of light, I took a few photos because that’s what I do  🙂 and when I knew everyone was up inside, it was time for me to take a shower. After I was packed and ready to head out to conquer my next state, we sat down, had some coffee together and of course being the southern hospitality type she is, Reta made us breakfast, an egg sandwich…. it was a great egg sandwich. Now I was ready to head out.

This was my camping spot in South Carolina. Thank you Reta!! I can’t thank you enough for opening up your lovely home to me. Lots of love.

Campt50 SC lakeview
Campt50 SC lakeview

 

Florida

Arrived in Florida to camp at Fort Clinch, just outside of Jacksonville. It was late afternoon, still plenty of time to walk the beach and enjoy the quiet of the crashing waves. It’s relaxing, you should try it sometimes, just walk and listen to the waves.

Crashing Waves Florida
Crashing Waves Florida

 

Sailboat Sunset FLA
Sailboat Sunset FLA

The next morning the Fort was open and it was free to go inside, so I went to explore a bit before the sun, heat and humidity reared its ugly Florida head.

Here are a few pictures of the Fort, very different than the Forts I’ve explored in New England.

The Fort
The Fort

 

The Fort
The Fort

 

Dinner at the Fort
Dinner at the Fort

 

Fort Clinch
Fort Clinch

 

Hard life
Hard life

 

Georgia

It was summer, it was hot and humid so, during my drive to Georgia there were some thunderstorms but, otherwise it was an uneventful drive for my last night of camping before heading back home.  Oh look a rainbow while setting up my tent.

I made it to the campground just before dark and wasn’t able to find anywhere selling wood so NO FIRE tonight. Set the tent up, took a few pictures, made some dinner and was in bed around 9:30pm.  Some additional rain and I was asleep before I knew it, I do enjoy  sleeping by a lake, stream or ocean.

Mistletoe State Park
Mistletoe State Park

 

Georgia Campsite
Georgia Campsite

 

This completed the East Coast  portion of Camp50 , still a lot of camping to do in 2015 but, I feel great about where things are at and how things are coming together. Hope you enjoy this write up, until next time.

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Twitter Meet-up #2 Plus (June/July 2015)”

  1. Enjoyed reading about your camping experiences! Reta is my long-time friend from high school and college days. I was even a bridesmaid in her wedding. I have never been to their place in SC but hope to make it some day. Looks beautiful! Best of luck in your next adventure!
    Where did you stay in Kansas?

    1. Reta is such a wonderful person….. I feel so fortunate to have spent time with you. Thank you for your kind comments about my camping journey

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