Most of the time, I do errands while Breeze is back at the campsite because it’s way easier to negotiate shopping and parking lots with just a car. Sometimes, though, it makes more sense to stop at a store on the way from one campground to another. Last week was one of those times: I was picking up a new AT&T hotspot at a Best Buy in Augusta, Georgia, which was about 1/3 of the way to my new campground. Bella and Breeze got to hang out under one of the two little trees in this massive parking lot while I checked out the offerings at Target (seriously, I bought command strips and that’s it) and then walked across the street to the BB to pick up the hotspot.
Then it was two more hours of pretty back roads and little traffic to make my return to Dreher Island State Park, a place I visited last fall for a few nights. In October, it was half-empty but this was Easter weekend and the place was packed. I got lucky with my site selection this time, and had no one right next to me on the door side so instead of looking at another RV all weekend, I had this lovely view out my door’s porthole window.
The view out the back window wasn’t bad either 🙂
Despite YATW (Yet Another Tornado Warning) and a STW (Severe Thunderstorm Watch), I managed to fit in a few short hikes. The Spring greenery still amazes and delights me as I wander through the forests of the South.
Monday was pack up and go time, heading back to the coast and a place that feels like a second home to me: Huntington Beach State Park. The beach is still there, still beautiful, and the sunrise yesterday was gorgeous.
The park is a different place in warm weather: tons of cyclists, Segway tours (!), kids running around in swimsuits, and a general “summer’s almost here” vibe abound. Instead of being wrapped up in a warm jacket and running the heater, I’m sitting outside right now in shorts, listening to the birds sing. The trees that were bare in February are all leafed out and providing a nice bit of shade in my little campsite here, and I’m quite enjoying it.
One of my definitions of true Spring is not running the heater in the Alto for a solid week. I’m on day 3 right now and hoping the trend continues. Stay tuned…
Home is where you go to find solace from the ever changing chaos, to find love within the confines of a heartless world, and to be reminded that no matter how far you wander, there will always be something waiting when you return.