Lumberton, NC to Brunswick, GA

We had a great night’s sleep and woke up rested today. We didn’t have much to do to get ready to leave this morning, so we were able to pull out of the campground by 9:00. The roads were heavy with traffic for a Monday. This highway was lined with trees and vines. The forest was so dense that you couldn’t see behind the first row of trees.

 
 
Once we got into South Carolina, the road conditions worsened because of all the potholes and there were cops everywhere. We crossed Lake Marion and it looked like glass.

 
 
The bridge took us over the Savannah River into Georgia. The river serves as the border between South Carolina and Georgia. 

 
 
It was mostly sunny today but temps were warming up as we went farther south. 

 
 
By the time we hit Georgia the thermometer in the truck was registering 91 degrees. 

 
 
All throughout the drive today, we noticed that the rivers and lakes we passed were all swollen and overflowing their banks. They have had a lot of rain in the area over the past month.

 
 
We spotted this unusual looking freight helicopter that was doing some heavy lifting along the road.

 
 
The 5 1/2 hour ride of 297 miles seemed to take forever, but we finally arrived at 2:45. We were staying at the Coastal Georgia RV Resort tonight. This was our fourth time here, so we were old pros at it. We set up camp quickly and again we were able to keep the truck attached to the trailer.

 
 
The park is fairly empty at this time of the year, but we’re told that in the winter months it is packed.

 
 
Auggie enjoyed checking out the bushes for geckos and waited for any movement whatsoever. There wasn’t a gecko to be had, but he kept a lookout. We went down to the pool for a swim around 4:00 for an hour before dinner. It was so refreshing and just what we needed after a long day on the road. The skies turned grey as darkness fell, but it wasn’t from the sunset. It looked like we might get some rain tonight. Auggie and I took a walk around the campground, but after awhile he had had enough fresh air for today. He was pooped and wanted to go back to the trailer. He got his chew stick, a nightly treat, and collapsed in his bed for the rest of the night. We watched some TV for the rest of the night. We didn’t have to get up early tomorrow. We would have a short drive of 105 miles, about 2 hours to St. Augustine where we would spend 3 days. We are looking forward to that!
 
 
Just before the sun was completely engulfed in clouds, it sent these beautiful rays skyward. What a sight!

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