Sunday, September 26, 2010

It’s Good to be “Home”

Cedar Point CG site #13
Croatan National Forest
Cedar Point, NC

After coating ourselves with SPF 50, we spent a couple of hours bobbing in the waves and people watching Saturday morning.  You do see all kinds of people at the beach.  During the heat of the day, we went to the Piggly Wiggly to get some groceries.  When we came back, we noticed a fire only a few feet from the MH.  Timing is everything. 

Our neighbors had grilled sausage for breakfast and put the coals on the grass without dousing them with water.  The wind must have kindled a spark to flame up.  They were gone but had left two tackle boxes right next to the coals.  They were flaming up and the melting plastic smelled pretty bad.  As we got out of the Suki and walked up to put out the fire, a couple of other rv’ers came over from both sides to help out.  Even if we hadn’t been there to put it out, another camper would.  As one guy said, we’ve got to look out for each other.  We finished up our Saturday with a nice grilled steak and a game of Canasta with Gin’s folks then one last look at the moon shining on the rough waves.

I don’t know why it is, but the closer your cg neighbors are, the earlier they crank up to leave.  On Saturday, the neighbors on one side cranked up at 7:00am and Sunday, the neighbors on the other side cranked up at 6:00am.  Since they lost their fishing tackle in the fire, I guess they were ready to leave.  We each packed up our MH’s and Gin and her mom went to Cedar Point at 10:00am to find a couple of sites for the next few nights.  It sure did empty out on a Sunday morning.  We are in one of our favorite sites and Gin’s folks are across the street.  The first time we stayed here a couple of years ago, these are the sites we were in.

Cedar Point 9-26-10

This is site #13.  Since Gin has MS, she has an Access Card to use at the National CG’s so we paid $44 for 4 nights.  We’re only 5 miles from the ocean too.  There are very few cg’s on the oceanfront in NC so that’s why the few that are there can charge so much.  As we were setting up camp, Gin looked at me and said, “It’s good to be home.”  This place definitely feels like home and moving from one cg to another instead of going back to the stix n brix made us think about the fulltime lifestyle even more.  We finished the day by going out to eat at Capt Charlie’s in Swansboro (good food) and playing a game of Phase 10.  Rain is in the forecast for the next couple of days so we will relax and sleep late.

Thanks for dropping by, and enjoy each day of your life’s journey by finding beauty in the ordinary.


Karen and Al said...

I just found your blog and will enjoy reading your journey to fulltiming. We are currently in the same process, having recently put the house up for sale.

I'm glad the careless neighbors didn't burn your Motor home to the ground. I would have been angry to come home and see a fire by my rig!

Happytrails said...

Yep, we have to look after other campers and not all campers really know HOW to camp. Glad you were able to get the fire out safely.

You all have fun!!

Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

The Gypsy G-Mas said...

Thank goodness you got back to your rig early enough to catch the fire before it did any real damage. We had a minor grass fire this summer when a camper pulled out a hot log and put it next to some grass. Luckily it was caught early too and didn't do any damage, but it could have been a disaster.

Glad you were able to go back "home" again. Sounds like a nice place. Enjoy your time and safe travels!

Cruzin2some said...

That sure was a close call on the fire. We have seen people leave roaring fires going unattended! Good thing everyone eles was paying attention.

Stay Safe

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Holy Smoke (pun intended)! Good thing you came back when you did, or you might have been shopping for your Tour sooner than you planned.

I promise that if we're ever your neighbors (hope to be one day) you won't have to worry about us cranking up too early. The crack of noon is plenty early for us! :c)

Sherry said...

Hey there you two,
We've been so busy I haven't taken the time to check up on anyone's blog until the rain came today. Can't believe I missed your stay at Cedar Point. Site 13. I'm so campground confused I can't remember which site we were in when we were there only 12 days ago. Can that be?? Glad you did get a site and had fun rain or no. We seemed to be one step ahead of the rain until we got here to Silver River State park in FL. But it's nice to have a break from all this fun!!! How many days is it now for you? Got a countdown calendar on your desktop??