2018 Travels travel blog

Carpes at Bass Lake CG

I 95 in Georgia

Welcome to South Carolina

Tailgating at 70 mph results in slowdowns

Entering Bass Lake CG in Dillon SC

Fri, 11 May: A long day on the road...

Today we put on some miles. As a rule we don't care to drive much over 200 miles in a day. Today was an exception as the weather and road conditions were good and we do have to put miles behind us during the next few days.

We were up around 0645 and had a hasty breakfast. We went thru our checklists and Bob rolled wheels at 0830. It was a quick mile to the interstate entrance and we were soon rolling northward on I 95.

Just south of the South Carolina border we changed drivers and Sandi continued north. In South Carolina the interstate narrows to two lanes and the traffic appeared to be heavier, but it was probably due to the narrower lanes. At mile marker 99 we stopped for lunch at a rest stop and Bob continued north.

Our original plan was to head west on I 26 toward Columbia SC. Every campground location source we have indicated that there are very few campgrounds along this route. So, we changed plans and elected to stay on I 95 for a bit longer. We planned to overnite at the Lumberton (NC) Wal*Mart, but the temperatures are in the nineties. The idea of boondocking (no electricity = no air conditioning) in those temperatures didn't appeal to us.

So, a perusal of our Passport America application indicated a park in Dillon SC. Sandi gave them a call and they could accommodate us. So, at 1440 we pulled into Bass Lake Campgrounds. Registration was quick and we were soon parked in a 50A water only site. Since we filled our fresh water & dumped our holding tanks yesterday all we needed was the electricity.

Today's drive was 298 miles with an overall fuel economy of 8⅘ mpg.

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