Updated: May 5
Today is Cinco de Mayo 2023. One year ago today we left California on our first extended adventure to see the United States and conduct the shakedown cruise for Trinity. Since that time we have traveled to 24 states while living full-time in our fifth wheel. And last Monday, May 1, I (John) turned 70! A milestone that I still have a hard time getting my head around.
Since my last post we have traveled north along interstate 95 from Jacksonville, Florida to Darien, Georgia, We stopped for two nights and drove into Savannah on April 30th without the trailer to tour the city. Savannah, Georgia is a beautiful city built around 22 town squares filled with monuments and statues. History is literally everywhere you look in the architecture. The picturesque streets are lined with live oaks covered with Spanish Moss and resurrection ferns. Once again we used an OFF/ON trolley to tour the city and get an overview.
On May 1, we left Darien. I requested we stop for a birthday breakfast at the Cracker Barrel restaurant along the way and later in the day got my free birthday drink at Starbucks. Life is good at 70! We traveled 222 miles to Crossroads Coach Resort at the ROB in Lake City, South Carolina. This is a beautiful, clean, well manicured facility!! Wonderful water pressure! We felt safe and secure. Sites are paved so no dust. A huge benefit we discovered was the nice laundry facility; new, clean front-loading machines to use at NO extra cost for guests! And with our Passport America membership, we only paid $28 a night for full hook-ups.
From Lake City, South Carolina we traveled 3 hours and 182 miles northwest to Raleigh, North Carolina to visit a close friend, Jane Clover in the neighboring town of Apex, North Carolina. We arrived on May 3rd at our RV destination located at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds RV Park in Raleigh. We had dinner with her that evening in her independent living dining facility. How appropriate for this newly minted 70 year old, huh?