Charleston, SC to Sumter, SC., Elks Lodge, Lee State park
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Moving day finally came and I packed up and drove up to Sumter, SC where I pulled into the Elks Lodge there. Parking was down a narrow drive behind the Lodge. I had stopped there back in 2002 and discovered a major ant problem and guess what? They were still there. I sprayed all around the tires and hoses and hope to stay ahead of them this time. Behind me was a nice pond where folks would come in the evening to fish. A very comfortable set up.
Mike and the family were staying in a motel while the real estate paperwork was getting finalized and unfortunately, it took much longer than we had anticipated. As a result, my rig and the nice setting was home base for the kids while we waited it out.
Because the Elks Lodge did not have any sewer facilities for me to dump my tanks, I packed up after a few weeks and moved up to a nice state park a bit north of Sumter. Unfortunately, I was the only rig in the park and boy was it lonely at night. Way out in the boonies all alone.
Things finally got squared away with the house, the movers arrived and we got the home squared away. The first task was to make a sand box and set up a swing for the girls which we did. Thank God I had the big truck to carry all of the material as it took 2 trips to carry all of the bagged up sand to fill the box. The girls loved it.
Once all was settled, I packed up and started the trek northward towards New England where I planned on spending the summer.
Summary: Elk Lodge parking: 61; Escapee RV Parks: 27; Public RV Parks: 62; National Parks: 70; Major Ships: 17; Forts: 30.
Expenses: 59 months on the road with an average of $1990 per month. Fuel expenses way off the chart