There are many restrictions on travel right now, due to the COVID-19 scare. Flights are difficult, the border with Canada is essentially closed. Cruises? Fagheddaboutit! That leaves one option. Hit the open road!
We don't have a motorcycle like in the photo above, but we have a Ford F-150 pickup truck. We went online to a huge RV dealership in town, and they referred us to their dealership in a town 80 miles away. The cost for a travel trailer would have been $900 for a week. That's just the base price. Insurance would have been added on top of that, along with taxes and other fees.
What do do? We found a website, rvshare.com. It's an RV rental broker site that makes it easy to rent. You enter some information about where you are, and it shows a list of private owners who are willing to rent out their units. We reserved a 21 foot travel trailer for about $600, including the rental, insurance, a fee to support RV Share, and a cleaning fee. It's really simple to do. They send a link to your phone for you to take a photo of your ID, and then a selfie to verify that you're the same person. Bing, bang, boom! It's done! Very shortly, we'll be on our way to Maggie Valley, North Carolina!
More to follow!
The cruise lines are shut down. The borders are closed. What to do? Let's go camping!
On the way to North Carolina the Traveling Boomers had to drive through Georgia.
The Traveling Boomers stopped in Blairsville, Georgia to visit the Hole in the Wall restaurant. The Hole in the Wall has a rich, vibrant history--so much so that Loretta Durden wrote a book chronicling this quaint eatery. Oh, and the food is sumptuous!
The Traveling Boomers walked around in Maggie Valley today. Dan has been here several times in the past, both as a youth and as an adult. Joanne had never been. Maggie Valley is a charming town, worth spending a couple days visiting. Unfortunately, due to the virus we shall not name, many places are closed. 😠
It took the better part of the day, but The Traveling Boomers finally arrived at Myrtle Beach State Park in South Carolina! Enjoy!
Myrtle Beach State Park is just off Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach. It's well wooded, and campsites are somewhat secluded from one another. It's a great place to camp, even though it's literally a stone's throw from all the touristy places in Myrtle Beach.
The Traveling Boomers love to walk on the beach, and today was no exception. A good breakfast, then head to the beach! Come walk with us!
One last stroll on the beach before The Traveling Boomers head out for dinner, on their 15th anniversary. Man, we love the beach!
All good things must come to an end, and so it was with the Traveling Boomers' first camping trip together, celebrating Joanne's birthday and their 15th wedding anniversary. (Not the same day, though!)
We're not always able to travel great distances, but even a trip to the local beach is a trip, right? Today was a superb beach day. Enjoy! Oh, and don't forget your sunscreen. We don't want you to get sunburned! Stay tuned for our next escapade! We'll be traveling to a place that you can't drive to! 😲