Monday, October 30, 2017

Halloween at Myrtle Beach KOA

Amy and I left around 3pm on Friday afternoon and arrived in Myrtle around 7:30pm. We stopped at Ultimate California Pizza on 25th Ave and brought supper to the campground. Afterwards, we set up camp and decorated for Halloween.

Saturday morning, after breakfast, we walked down to the beach. On the way back we noticed a Dollar Tree that we had not seen before and decided to go in. they have a lot of food and other items that could be purchased instead of buying in the camp store.


We came back to camp and ate lunch. I then drove Amy down to the beach and went to Dollar Tree and purchased 6 Christmas glasses that Amy wanted. I went back to the cabin and took a nap. After Amy came back we went to see BOO2 at the theater.

We came back to camp and set out the candy for the kids and started on supper and the camp cobbler. Both turned out really good. As soon as we took the cobbler up, it started to rain, and it rained the rest of the night.

We got up Sunday morning and broke camp. We attended church at Friendship Baptist and ate lunch with them afterward.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Rocky Knob with Noah

We left Friday afternoon about 4pm and drove to Rocky Knob Campground. Noah and I set up the tents while David Hylton and Amy went and gathered firewood. After the tents were set we got the fire going. We ate Beef Stew Couscous for Supper and it was good. We all turned in about 10 pm and most slept OK. We had Breakfast Scramble for breakfast, after coffee. We hiked about 3 miles to the Rock Knob Cabin and back. We drove to Mabrys Mill and walked around there for a bit. We ate lunch at Poor Farmers Market and visited Nancys Fudge Factory.

Rocky Knob Campground is located at Milepost 167.1 on Blue Ridge Parkway, 1.8 miles south of the intersection of the Parkway and State Route 8 about 8 miles (13 km) from the town of Floyd or about 90 minutes south of Roanoke by car. Visitors are advised that directions from resources like Google Maps and GPS devices are not always correct and should be double-checked.

Contact Information:
Mailing Address:
1670 Blue Ridge Parkway
Floyd  VA  24091-3932
Phone Number:
Project Office: (540)745-9664

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Myrtle Beach Trip, June 23-26


We left home about 9:15 and was eating at River City Cafe at 2pm. We went on to the KOA and set up our campsite at cabin 25. David, Amy and Noah arrived about 4pm and while they set up their camp Amy and I went to the beach. We walked around for a bit and came on back to camp. Noah gave me a key fob that he wove out of nylon rip cord and I immediately put it on my key ring.  David Hylton cooked ribs, squash, asparagus, and beans for supper. We went to Broadway on the Beach after dinner and shopped awhile and then watched fireworks. While sitting here typing this blog, our neighbors brought us a bundle of wood they had not used because they were leaving in the morning. So far it has been a good weekend.


This morning Amy and I decided to sleep in because we had such a long day on Friday. I was up first and went ahead and got dressed and went to Walmart. I got the groceries we would need for today and tomorrow. Came back got Amy up and started to cook breakfast. For breakfast, we had sausage, eggs, fresh apple, and strawberries. After we cleaned up the dishes Amy got dressed and headed to the beach. I stayed behind and continued reading the book, Good to Great by Jim Davis. After reading a couple of chapters I put on my swim trunks and made my way to the beach. Splashed around for a while with Amy and Noah and then walked for a while. I came on back to camp and I'm waiting now for the others to return.

Since rains were headed in for the evening, we decided to go ahead with our planned meal and just eat early. I started a fire with free firewood given to us by a neighbor who left early in the morning. While the fire was getting started I put the green beans in on to cook and they simmered for about 1 hour. After the fire had died down to only coals, I added one small stick to give off some flame, and then put the NY Strips on the grill to cook. We had NY Strip steaks, mashed potato, green beans and rolls. Sister brought some cantaloupe and we had fudge rounds for dessert.

After our meal, we all rode in David Hylton's Suburban to Barefoot Landing and walked around there for quite awhile. I went in the had store there, the Carolina Hat Company, and they have the hats like I wear now. The Key West Hat Company at Broadway closed last year. Amy and I had ice cream at the shop we like and we both had a hard time eating it before it melted.

Once we left Barefoot Landing we were all a little hungry but did not want a lot to eat. We talked the Hylton's into TGIFridays and Tennesse Whiskey Cake. Amy and I had a salad and split one of the cakes, it was really good. We left TGIFriday's and went to SteinMart and looked around until the closed at 9pm. We left and went back to camp and went straight to bed, we were all tired.


This morning we had a light breakfast, just sausage biscuits and sliced apple and strawberries. Afterward, we showered and changed for church. Friendship Baptist Church was full this morning and the Pastor preached from James 1. After the service, we went to Paula Deens new restaurant and ate lunch. We had fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes, squash casserole, creamed corn and black eyed peas. We were all very full when we 'waddled out' of the place and I will recommend it to anyone. Amy and I went to Tanger Outlet and shopped around for awhile. After shopping it was after six and raining, so we decided to go see Wonder Woman at the theater. After the movie, we went back to camp and noticed a lot of tents across the road. After looking around more I noticed the familiar setup of a scout camp. I walked across the way and struck up a conversation with the adults and they were a Troop for Statesville NC and was spending the week in Myrtle. I offered them the unused firewood we had and they said they would send a scout over to pick up the firewood in the morning. Amy and I turned in for the night and were exhausted.


I was up early this morning and started packing up the camp. Fortunately, the rain had stopped but the ground was really soaked. I asked Amy is she wanted to walk on the beach and she did, so we drove down and parked. We walked and picked up seashells while watching the sun come up. It was a beautiful sunrise and we enjoyed watching God create artwork in the heavens.

 We shared our breakfast with the Hyltons and it consisted of eggs, bacon, sausage, and rolls. After breakfast, the Hyltons left for home and we continued packing up. A scout from the camp across the road came by and picked up the extra firewood I had offered and he had to come back, after being reprimanded, to say thanks.

After we checked out, we left for Tanger outlet on 501 and shopped there until about 1pm. We ate at Bojangles and left for home at 2pm. We got home with only making one stop at a station in SC and arrived home around 6:30pm.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Mt. Airy N.C.

This was our first Day Trip of 2017 and we had fun. We drove to Mt. Airy N.C. after breakfast on Saturday, April 15th. It takes about 1.5 hours to drive and it is through beautiful farm country. Take 58 to Stuart VA and then get on Rt. 8 South. A few miles out of Stuart you take a right on 103 and that takes you all the way into Mt. Airy.

The first place we visited was the Andy Griffith Museum. It was small but had a lot of artifacts from his shows. I really liked reading a news clipping they had framed on the wall and I even took a picture of it. Outside the museum is a bronze statue of Andy and Opie that was donated by a cable TV channel. Amy and I had our pictures taken with it. In the basement of the building was two huge murals painted on the walls to represent Mayberry. They also had some other artifacts from characters on the show. In another building, they had a room dedicated to Thelma Lou and her career. It takes a little over an hour to go through the museum.



After we finished touring the museum, we headed over to Main Street. As we were walking along, the 'Deuptys Car' came by and blew his siren, that was cool. The first place we ran into was 'Snappys' and we were able to walk right in and get a seat. If we had waited a few more minutes we would have had to wait in a line. We both ordered the famous pork chop sandwich and it was good. While we were eating I noticed the bird houses that were hanging up and they had wrapped them in Coke Can Siding and I thought that was really ingenious. After we ate, we walked up and down Main and stopped in many shops. Amy purchased a Christmas ornament for the tree and we both ate an ice cream cone as we were leaving. We purchased the ice cream from Opies Candy Store next to Snappys.



We left around 9am and returned home about 3:30pm. We both had a good time. We will probably visit again without going to the museum, unless they have something special going on. Thanks Mt. Airy for a good day.