Miles Today: 181
Miles Total: 3568
Weather: Sunny, Lower 90s
Consecutive Days with a cow sighting: 2
Well, we are back at the beach again – Myrtle Beach, SC now. It is actually sunny this time! Only about a 3 hr drive today. We slept in and were lazy about getting ready to leave, so didn’t pull out of the site until 11:00a or so. We immediately stopped to fill up the propane – the gauge has been on 1/3 for 3 days now. Only put in 6.9 gallons – since they aren’t allowed to put a full 18 gallons in the tank, I figure this was about 1/2 a tank to go. So, we should be good until we get back home. Once the propane was topped off, drove down the street and filled up with fuel. Today we decided to drive the Jeep separately from the motorhome. Seems like the MH is getting significantly better mileage – the needle is still above F after driving all day.
Since Kim was driving the Jeep and was not following me, she needed a GPS. So, she bought the garmin app for her WP7. The app worked great – the UI is very similar to my dedicated unit, and it only cost $39. I think the unlimited map updates for my Garmin cost $89. The main problem is the battery life of the phone. The battery did not last the entire drive and she doesn’t have a car charger 😦
We are staying at the KOA at Myrtle Beach. The campground is quite nice. The sites are larger than a normal KOA and there are lots of trees around. There is a big swimming pool as well as a water “play” area with fountains for the kids to run through. They also have a big bouncy thing like the last KOA. Used the point and shoot to take a poor picture of the site.
Walked to the store w/Kim to get snacks, and they were selling frogs…Kim said I couldn’t have one, so I took a picture instead.
We made our reservations for Universal today. We are staying in the Hard Rock hotel so we can get early entry to the park (so we can get to the Harry Potter stuff first). We also get passes to the front of the line for several of the rides. Not sure how this works since everyone staying at a hotel on site gets the same pass…seems like that just makes it the regular line. When Kim checked her email, she had several confirmations for the hotel, so we need to call back tomorrow and make sure that we don’t have multiple reservations (I can only afford one reservation).
Tomorrow, Kim and Ryan are going to get Ryan new glasses first thing in the morning – he will be banned from all water activities if he has his glasses on. This seems to be the mini-golf capitol of the world, so we’ll probably try a round or two, and then hit the beach.