11/11/13 Monday at Fair Play, SC (Carolina Landing-TT)
Cold morning, but wonderful blue skies. John put water in the batteries, tried to help Greg with his TV and tightened a handle (using a kind of glue of Greg’s to seal the screw because they were constantly working loose). I spend the morning cleaning house. Special project: after scrubbing counters, showers and toilet, I wiped a protectant (kind of wax we use on the RV) on their surfaces. Nice. In the afternoon I wrote and posted our blog. Greg had explained last night that I need to resize my photos before I even send them to WordPress. Duh, why didn’t I realize that? At their current size (2,000KB to 5,000KB) I’m paying for all that data transfer and above all struggling, at so many campgrounds with low WiFi strength, to send it. I practiced his instrucitons and have made a note of them. He also told us that Dollar General stores carry groceries. We needed milk and there is one near this campground. After lunch we drove there. These stores are all over the South. Different from Dollar Stores which sell everything for a dollar, these have all sorts of prices, not all at even dollars and for more than a dollar. It struck me as like the neighborhood stores of old, with more than groceries. The prices were reasonable too. Thanks for another great tip, Greg! Then we went on to Seneca (15 miles away) for Notary Public services.
Around 4:30 pm Greg stopped by to return our 2007 Trail Blazer (TT) magazine. It has TT campground addresses and directions. They were on their way to dinner. I said I’d love to come but John wasn’t interested in Japanese food. They talked him into giving it a try. Greg doesn’t like vegetables either. Thus began our adventure. Greg & Marcia gathered the wood left near our site and brought to their site for campfire fun tonight. We went in our car. As John drove Greg and Marcia searched their phones for the address. Soon they discovered that the place they had a coupon for was closed Mondays. So after a half hour we arrived there, confirming it was closed. They’d called the other Nagoya restaurants but they would not take their coupon. They found a Mexican restaurant 5 miles away that had a coupon we could use. Yay! La Fogata had great food and service. We talked while others came and left. When we got back we gathered around the campfire for another rousing night of conversation.