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I imagined it like that!

We've been on the road in the USA with the Skoolie for less than 2 weeks and I'm still behind with my blog. After the first few days were pretty bad, it got even better afterwards - hallelujah! From Shenandoa National Park in Virginia, we headed 200 miles south to North Carolina.

At Lake Reidsville we found a campground with a great shady pitch right on the water.

Lennox felt great, he could run, swim or just chill in the shade. And thanks to the power connection at the pitch, we were finally able to try out our 110V to 220V converter, because in the meantime we had gotten a mains adapter (British to American) at Walmart. So we plugged our converter into the power column and plugged our extension cable into the shore power connection of the bus. And tadaaaa - it worked! So we could use all 220 V sockets in the bus and of course the 12 V USB connections. What a marvel of technology! Al fresco dining overlooking the lake capped off the day. I imagined it like that!



The next morning after we had had a comfortable shower, had breakfast, paid for our parking space and drained our gray water at the "dump station", we drove further south. Also this time I looked for a lake that should be our destination for the day. But this time we didn't want to visit a campground, because that would be really too expensive for us in the long run and isn't really necessary (after all, everything was loaded again now). So we drove to Lake Wateree (an unbelievably large lake) and when we were looking for a parking space, we happened to end up in a very chic, quiet residential area, all houses had direct access to the lake. There weren't many people to be seen, but as I slowly and searchingly chugged through the area, someone who was mowing his lawn in the front yard waved in greeting. We thought this would be a good opportunity to ask a "local" if he knew a nice spot for us. So Seb' got out and went to him. He came back a few minutes later and we followed the recommendation to a waterfront parking lot that I had seen before. Arrived there - when I had just reversed into the small parking lot, we saw that the gentleman who had given us the tip was driving behind. He wanted to invite us to park directly across from his house on his "dirt road" in his paddocks. We gladly accepted the offer and so we followed him back. He opened the barrier to his site and I was allowed to use my reverse driving skills again. But it wasn't that bad because there was a lot of space and nothing in the way.

Carlos and Sherry (the "hosts") welcomed us very warmly and we told them about our Mission Adventure. It didn't take long for the neighbors to spot us and greet us happily. Everyone was very warm and open and curious about what brought us here. For the next day, the neighbor "Sue" invited us to the traditional "South Carolina Bowl", we were looking forward to it and decided to stay in one place for 2 nights as an exception. But it was just too beautiful here. Sherry and Carlos allowed us to come to their house and use their boat dock. Lennox also got his money's worth, he was allowed to run around on your meadow and splash directly in the lake. He obviously felt good.

Carlos and Sherry (the "hosts") welcomed us very warmly and we told them about our Mission Adventure. It didn't take long for the neighbors to spot us and greet us happily. Everyone was very warm and open and curious about what brought us here. For the next day, the neighbor "Sue" invited us to the traditional "South Carolina Bowl", we were looking forward to it and decided to stay in one place for 2 nights as an exception. But it was just too beautiful here. Sherry and Carlos allowed us to come to their house and use their boat dock. Lennox also got his money's worth, he was allowed to run around on your meadow and splash directly in the lake. He obviously felt good.


The next day I set up my home office outside behind the bus with a view of the lake.

Seb' took care of the blockage of one of our waste water tanks. I undoubtedly had the better part. At noon we enjoyed the time at the jetty

and Carlos provided us with his favorite sandwiches from a nearby food truck. They were delicious 😋 . In the afternoon we accepted our invitation from the neighbors. There we met other family members and friends. Sherry and Carlos were also invited. We had a great time and got some tips about routes and places to visit. And we tried "salt water boiled peanuts" 😝 - not to our liking!. But the highlight was definitely the "dressing" of the South Carolina Bowl...


Ein riesen Pott mit Garnelen, Maiskolben, Kartoffeln und Würstchen auf Zeitungspapier serviert und tatsächlich sehr lecker!

Even if it was difficult, the next day we said goodbye with a heavy heart, but adventure called to us 😉


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