11/5/13 Tuesday at Fair Play, SC (Carolina Landing-TT)
Out of the campground by 8:45 am. Nice. Everything went smoothly, including the slides which we felt comfortable enough to leave until this morning. Most of our drive is on US 23. It’s a 4 lane road all through North Carolina and Georgia. We’re in the Appalachians the whole time so lots of climbing and braking and curving, but lovely scenery. There is a Smoky Mountain rest area before you get to Georgia that will hold 3 big rigs. There don’t seem to be any in Georgia on this road. To get to I-85 we turned onto US 123/SR17 also 4 lane, then the last 12 miles on SR 17, a mostly 2 lane drive.
We want to fill our propane tank so we can reset our “Sea Level” indicator. The Carolina Landing manager informed us that they don’t sell propane, to try L & C which is right off I-85, at exit 4 where we turn off for the campground. Let’s just say we stopped at the Mobile gas station we saw, unhooked the car and proceeded to find out that the propane was not at the Mobile, nor the country store they pointed to. That store told us where to find L & C. When we drove the car there we saw that the entrance was really steep, so we decided to wait on that effort.
It was 2 pm before we’d finished setting up and getting our lunch. We tried a 30 amp site to save on the $3/day fee for a 50 amp site but it just was too off level, so we found a 50 amp site that was not only pretty level but also gives us Satellite view. So for $3/day we get 50 amps, level site and TV!
After a quiet time (John with METV, myself with a nap), we took a walk around the campground. We met Chad who then showed us his Navion IQ, “V” style class C rig. Really nice. Something to consider when we are ready for a smaller RV.