Friday, March 12, 2010

First Trip 2010 (Murrells Inlet, SC)

Murrells Inlet, SC
Huntington Beach State Park site #119

That's right.  We hit the road this morning and landed at the beach.  Doesn't that sound like the way it should be.  Of course you pretty much have to have reservations if you want to stay in this CG because it's a popular place.  It's our first trip of the year and we liked it here so much last year that we had to come back.  We drove through a little bit of misty rain on our way here so that wash job didn't last very long.

Late last fall, we had the MH brakes worked on.  The MH is on a Workhorse chassis.  It's a good product in general, but they have a recall on the brake system.  The calipers will stick.  Well it's mighty flat here but our brakes still got a little hot as we got into Myrtle Beach.  I really began to feel uncomfortable when the steering wheel started to shake when I got up to 50 mph.  I of course slowed down a bit and the brakes had a chance to cool some so I'm not too worried about it.  They never got soft or weak.  Hopefully Workhorse will get the "fix" out soon.

We got set up pretty easily and took Smudge for a stroll and took our bikes for a ride.  We took a quick look at the ocean.  It's still there and pretty awesome.  It's hard to believe that even though we have lived about 100 miles from the Atlantic Ocean all our lives, we once went about 10 years without going to the beach.  I just can't imagine that now.  Gin had put an electric motor on her bike this past winter, and she had people strike up a conversation with her about it today.  She used an e-bike kit on a Townie single speed bike.  She can peddle when she feels up to it or accelerate with a push of a button.  She might have to build one for me next winter.  :)  Here is a pic of the bike.

It's been a full day so it's time for a shower and a good nights sleep.  Can't wait to see what tomorrow holds.  This is definitely a Sylville type CG.

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