Saturday, December 10, 2011

Huntington Beach State Park

Huntington Beach State Park (site #21)
Murrells Inlet, SC

I have been lazy and just living in the moment, but I said that I would share some pictures of this beautiful cg.  This is the site that we are on.  It would be a great place to have a Carolina Clan get together.  Smile  Notice the Santa hat on Wanda.  We copied Jim and Linda on that one.
Site #21 Huntington Beach SP SC

I love the wildlife here.  When you drive over the causeway to get to the park, you will see all kinds of birds and often times see an alligator.  There are a couple of sandbar islands that are popular places for the birds to preen and just show off their beauty.
Pelican, Egret, and Heron on a sand bar island

Pelicans on the causeway  Snowy Egret

There is another causeway leading to Atalaya, (the Moorish style castle that was the winter home for the Huntington’s) that is not open to vehicle traffic.  It is harder to see the water around it due to the bushes and trees, but the alligators like it here better.  Flocks of ducks and other migratory birds use this area as a good stop over.
Young alligator...5-6 ft long

On Sunday, we got together with Nancy and Bill and Tricia and Dan to do a bit of kayaking on the Waccamaw River Intracoastal Waterway.  It was a great afternoon with great friends!
Bill and Nancy, Gin, Dan and Tricia Waccamaw River Intracoastal Waterway

The Enterprise Boat Landing is surrounded by a Wildlife Refuge so it is a beautiful natural setting.  We saw several of these huge old trees all around and kept looking for gators along the shore.
Ancient tree  Spanich Moss draping a Bald Cypress

We did finally see an Osprey with his fish dinner (click on the photos to enlarge) thanks to Nancy’s sharp eyes.
Osprey with his catch of the day

As I said in the beginning of this post, we have enjoyed living in the moment.  I think that we can handle this lifestyle once the house sale is finalized.  Speaking of which, we went back to Clayton for 24 hours to take care of some of the items listed by the inspector.  I had a dental appointment too so that worked out ok but, it was a long drive there and back.  We’re planning to relax around camp again today…

Life is what you make of it... don’t stress out on the little things.


Sherry said...

You are a wise woman with wise words. So glad you are there and having a great time. Are you there for the entire month of December like Trisha and Dan are I think?? Wishing I were there too.

Dan and Tricia said...

Good times and many laughs with both of you! Thanks for the reminder about "life". :-)

Nancy and Bill said...

Life is what you make it and you two are making it something special.

Now, I know the trick... When stressed, find Tricia and just pop a couple of her Jello Shots!! You should have told us what the trick was ;o))

Bob and Jacki Gilmore said...

Happy to see you are enjoying your retirement. Our condo in Tucson just closed yesterday, so we know how good that feels. Still have a house in LA. We'd like to stay at Huntington sometime this summer. Will we need to make reservations far in advance?

heyduke50 said...

you just don't know how intense all your "retirement feelings" will be when the house is finally sold!!!

Gail and Rick (Gypsy Turtles) said...

It sounds like you're relaxing a little and 'letting go'. Good for you! It'll get even better after Jan 6.
Like Wanda's mirror caps :) We're going to copy too. We should hit Rockport tomorrow and then will haul out all the decorations :)

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

I'm thinking we need to pick your brain on ways to slow down, relax and live in the moment.

Right now we're moving faster than we've done in the past trying to beat Old Man Winter to Oregon.

Cruzin2some said...

Looks like you guys have a great camp site. Too bad you guys can't winter with us in Rockport. We are loving the weather here.

Travelwithwhippets said...

Looks like you are doing well. It is amazing how calm things become when you can finally travel when and where you want to go. Good luck with the inspection issues. (We hate house inspections!). We just signed up to attend the RV Dreams Rally in April in Kerrville, TX. We have been to that RV park before --- really nice. The hill country of TX is a great place to visit. It would be great to see you there.

Box Canyon Blogger said...

Beautiful Photos!

Box Canyon Blogger said...

Beautiful Photos!