56 deg. clear, no wind.
Forecast = Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
It was right at 10:00 again when we pulled out of the Bass Lake CG near Dillon yesterday morning. We got back on I-95 and took it North for just a few miles until we crossed into North Carolina where we turned off at exit #1. At exit #1, we picked up US 501 and brought it up to Aberdeen, NC, where we turned NE on US 1. 1 then brought us up to Moncure and the Dickens RV Park, where I'll be staying for the next 2 weeks.
It was just noon when we pulled into the park, so it took us almost exactly 2 hours to travel the 101 miles up here. Not too bad considering that over half of the trip was on 2 lane roads. : )
Dickens RV Park is nothing special. In fact, it's mostly gravel and there's very little grass. There's a few trees, but nothing to provide any shade in the area that I'm in and a few of the roads in the park could use some grading.
However, I do have a large, fairly level pull-through site, with full hook-ups, 50 amp electric, and it's only costing Jim and Linda $15 a night, Passport America rate!! : ) On top if that, the owner seems really friendly and laid back, most of the other RVers in the park seem to be gone during the day, and CLT says that we're only about 25 minutes from Mike and Gina's house!!
Oh, and they don't lock you out of this park at 8:00 PM like they do over at Jordan Lake SRA, where Jim and Linda have stayed at in the past.
So, like I said, this will be my home for the next 2 weeks. Like last night, Jim and Linda will be taking CLT and going to see Mike, Gina, Brenna, Savanna and Dillon during the evenings, and then I'm hoping that they can come out here to see me on the weekends so that I can get to know them.
Did you know that the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is the oldest State University in the United States?