We’ve settled in quite nicely here at Cedar Point Recreation Area on the NC coast. The week has pretty much flown by and we haven’t accomplished much of anything except for laundry :) That became a priority when we started running out of clothes :) You see, we didn’t have a sewer hookup out at Falls Lake and we don’t have one here either. Without that, it’s difficult to use the washer in the rig. The grey water tank would fill up quickly and we’d be pulling out to go to the dump station often. That’s more trouble than it’s worth.
It’s not often that I need to use a Laundromat but this was one of those times. I’m so glad I have my own washer/dryer that I’m able to use the majority of the time because the prices I paid to wash the clothes this week were shocking to me. Now, maybe they are normal. You full timers that use Laundromats regularly can tell me. Maybe I’m just living in the past. They had 3 sizes of washers. The small washers were $3 per load. The medium washers were $4.50 per load and the large washers were $6.25! The dryers were 25¢ for 5 minutes. It was $20 to do our wash that day and I didn’t even dry everything there. Seems a bit pricey to me but it had to be done and, it was the only one in town :) Guess I need to get over it because I’ll have to do it again before we leave :)
We have spent the rest of our week just enjoying the campground and the surrounding area…beach!!! :) Rick is thrilled that the campground is all paved and he can take his Trikke out for daily rides.
It’s a great workout but if you don’t have a paved surface, you can’t use it, so he’s taking advantage. While he’s doing that, I’ve been walking. Those of you who know me well or know what a klutz I am, know that it’s better for me to keep my 2 feet on the ground or I’m likely to hurt myself :) The weather has been perfect for walking this week. I’ve done most of my walking on the asphalt also, but have spent a little time walking in the sand :)
There is a public beach access just a couple miles from here in Emerald Isle.
The sun was shining and there was a nice breeze off the ocean.
We almost had the whole place to ourselves!
This is my favorite time of year to be at the beach. The weather is still nice but vacation time is over and it’s peaceful and beautiful.
We also spent an afternoon with new friends Cynthia and Ronnie. We met them last year when we were back in NC doing the doctor/dentist thing. They were dreaming of joining the ranks of full timers back then and this year, it looks like their dream will come true. They have an offer on their home with the closing scheduled for mid-November. They are so excited!
They were staying in a park right across the street from us. Quite convenient for a little get together :) We had an excellent “Linner” at Jordan’s House of Seafood in Emerald Isle, then came back to our place, sat around and visited while we enjoyed some adult beverages. They picked our brain about motorhome things and we shared what we knew. It’s a constant learning experience and after 2 years, we are still having “lightbulb” moments on occasion. After awhile, the sun started to set and the mosquitoes came to visit so we called it a day and said our good-byes.
We still have over a week left to our stay here, so I imagine we’ll find something to get into before we leave :)
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