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Oct 3, 2018 - Summer is over. Back in Mebane

This is probably the last newsletter for a while. I know it has been forever since we sent one out, but things got a little crazy this summer. In the last issue we mentioned that the 4th of July reservations were coming in fast and furious. We were not totally sold out for the whole week but the days before, on the day and day after, there were no vacancies. The campground was a vision of red, white and blue as the campers were encouraged to decorate for the holiday. Weather was good. Then the rains came. During a seven-day period in the...

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Jun 10, 2018 - Fun at Camp Hatteras

Time really has flown by. Can’t believe it is almost the middle of June. One thing about working at Camp Hatteras, there is always something to do. Fortunately, for both us, the work is not hard. I sit in an office from 3 pm to 11 pm and answer the phone and take reservations. During down times I can do what I want as long as I’m there is answer the phone. Read or play games on my phone. Rick works in the guard shack (3:30 to 11:30 pm) which means he opens the gate to campers, passes out sports equipment and patrols the campground in a golf...

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May 7, 2018 - Camp Hatteras

Here we are in Waves, NC at Camp Hatteras! Left Mebane on April 18 for an easy drive to the Outer Banks of NC. One thing neither of us realized how windy it can be when you sit on a narrow spit of land between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. We haven’t been able to have our awning out for fear it would blow away. When we first arrived, it was rather cool, and it dawned on us that we had put our winter clothes away a little too early. Fortunately, it has warmed up and our wardrobe is perfect for the weather. So far Rick has been able...

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Oct 2, 2016 - OBX

We decided that Mathew would hold off long enough for us to venture out to the Outer Banks. We had planned a leisurely drive from New Bern along the shores of the Pamlico River and Sound on US 264, but as plans often go when you are traveling they change unexpectedly. We had covered about a quarter of the distance to be traveled on US 264 when we entered Pantego, NC and ran into a "Road Closed" sign and detour signs for US 264. As you can see from our route map for today it lead us through the NC countryside to land us on US 64 at Plymouth,...

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Jul 27, 2016 - Rodanthe

The RV service man showed up this morning with the right alternator for the motor home. He had it installed in less than an hour and we were good to go. Jen and the grandkids left to go home and we drove to Rodanthe, about 30 miles south of Kitty Hawk. We are staying at Camp Hattaras, just behind the dunes from the ocean. We were here three years ago and enjoyed our stay. We will be here the next two days. The weather remains hot, too hot to sit on the beach. We did some shopping in the small towns that dot the Outer Banks. We did not go as...

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Trip Journal


The Outer Banks

Mar 29, 2014 - Finally warmth

Thursday we travelled along the "Outer Banks" a series of long narrow islands connected with bridges and ferries. The temperatures finally climbed to above 20C but as you can see from the picture Corry is still wearing her warm jacket because the wind is cool. This area is very commercialized with wall to wall shops,stores hotels and eating places not the best place to enjoy a quiet nature walk. This is early season and just think what it will be like in summer. Last night we stayed overnight in Wilmington, North Carolina and it rained all...

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Oct 22, 2012 - Rodanthe, NC

Yesterday we made a very scenic drive to the Outer Banks National Seashore. Like yesterday crossing the Delaware Bay, today we drove a while, crossed water, and drove some more to get to our destination. The Delmarva Peninsula is a pleasant drive, the Chesapeake Bay-Bridge is a man-made wonder, and Virgina Beach is a much bigger city than I expected. The Outer Banks is a chain of barrier islands about a mile wide and 100 miles long, and the north part is very commercial and densely packed with beach businesses and homes, then we drove...

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Apr 16, 2012 - Historic Roanoke Island

OCEAN WAVES CAMPGROUND RODANTHE,NC MONDAY 4/16/12 I woke up before 0600 this morning and noticed daylight coming thru the skylight in the shower. It didn't seem right...was almost 7 at home. Then I realized that we are about 400 miles east of Statesboro, out here. Got dark earlier this evening too. I turned on the coffee, took my morning pills, and got on the computer to work on yesterday's journal. Had breakfast before Edie got up. I finished up the journal and called ahead to our next stop for a reservation. It's at the State...

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Apr 15, 2012 - First Flight Memorial

OCEAN WAVES CAMPGROUND RODANTHE,NC SUNDAY 4/15/12 100 years ago, at 0220, the unsinkable Titanic slid under the water in the very ocean that laps the shore a couple hundred yards from where we sit. When I was a kid I aquired a book about that event that was published in 1912. I still have it. Have read it a number of times. It made a lasting impression on me. Sunshine and warmer weather this morning on the Banks. After breakfast, I did the journal and then went out and washed the windshield and front end of the coach. We had accumulated a...

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Apr 14, 2012 - Saturday on the Banks.

OCEAN WAVES CAMPGROUND RODANTHE,NC SATURDAY 4/14/12 We survived Friday the 13th without any major problems. Had a problem with the power receptacle in the Honda that powers the Brake Buddy. A connector broke off, so will get a replacement when we go to the north end of the Banks. This morning Edie went to the office building to do up the accumulated laundry and I prepared Friday's journal while she was doing that. I still have a little congestion, but it is slowly improving. Pretty weather this morning, near 70 and sunny. We decided to go...

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Apr 13, 2012 - Outer Banks here we come-2

OCEANWAVES RV PARK RODANTHE, NC FRIDAY THE 13TH,04/12 It was a little brisk outside this morning in Selma, but our furnace was working good and we stayed warm. Got started outside about 0800, dumping tanks, unhooking electric and water. Edie was stowing things on the inside and then we retracted the slide-outs, pulled up the levelling jacks and hooked the Honda on. First stop was the propane station in the park and then onto the gas station to top off. We were on I95 heading north about 1010. Our trip was 41 miles north on 95 then turn...

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Jul 15, 2011 - Day 4: Outer Banks

We pulled out of the KOA in Wilmington at 8:20 this morning. Knowing we had to arrive at Cedar Island by 12:30 for the 1pm ferry, we wanted to allow plenty of time. The drive was nice - Ralph maintained about a 50 mph speed so we could enjoy the scenery. We passed by Camp LeJeune and Cherry Point MCAS. Saw corn (as high as an elephant's eye) and what I think were soy beans. Morehead City was an eye-opener for both of us - had no idea of the shipping and railroads. Who knew?? After that the roads became narrower and narrower until it was...

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