Wednesday, June 8, 2011

One more try at our toad repairs…

        100_5101                           Photo from our visit at King’s Mountain National Battlefield.

We stopped at a nice little RV Park just north of Columbia, SC in a small town named Kinards called Magnolia RV Park and Campground. The park is a “mom and pop” park that appeared to have been a KOA in its prior life. There are a few resident campers on the lot but the spot the owner escorted me to was so level I didn’t need to put the levelers down. This park has close access to highway 26 and is a Passport America park so our rate was under $18.00 with all taxes included. This is an excellent overnight stop as it is quiet and has a nice pool for a refreshing dip.

Photo from the Blue Hose softball field.

IMAG0150We didn’t get too far down the road from Gaffney, SC since the Freightliner service folks were unable to finish the wiring our toad needed. Apparently it is hard to to ensure the signals all work when it is being towed. So we made an appointment with Campers World in Columbia, SC to get this work done.

But since we were in Kinards for the day we drove around to see a a few of the small town nearby. We drove into the small town of Clinton, SC where we saw signs for Presbyterian College. This is a small Division1 College that belongs to the Big South Conference. As we drove around their athletic facilities we noticed that their mascot was the Blue Hose – yes I said that right – the Blue Hose. Now googling Blue Hose will tell you that they were once fierce Scotch-Irish warriors but lets get real – Blue Hose – who wants to be called a Blue Hose?

IMAG0151The next morning we were about one hour north of town so we headed out just before 8:00 to make our 9:00 am appointment. It took a bit longer than I had hoped, but by 1:30pm we had our toad hooked up to our motorhome and were about to make our maiden voyage towing a toad. Not to mention this would be the the first time Sharon got to ride with me rather than follow me. It was a blast!

So with limited driving time we headed towards Savannah Georgia and pulled into another Passport America park (Hardeeville RV park) where once again I didn’t need to put the levelers down. This park has about 12-13 miles off of the interstate but was only 10 minutes from Savannah. Another nice rate of $21.00 per night so we are probably going to stay 2 nights so we can go to Hilton Head, about 30 minutes away, and spend some more time in Savannah, a town we both like a lot. This park is an excellent overnight stop as it is fairly quiet and is one of the closest ones to Savannah.

So from here we head south where our next stop will either be in the Jacksonville Florida area or the Flagler Beach, Florida area. We are still about 430 north of our destination in the Florida Keys but we are getting closer… Ahhhh, life is so grand!!!

Is this the mascot of the Blue Hose or just a rolled up tarp????IMAG0153

P.S. I posted our bread recipes and how we make bread on the road in my other blog Road Treats!


  1. Glad to read that you got your toad wire problems fixed. I think I'm going to have to check into Passport America since I like the prices you're mentioning.

  2. Glad the toad is on the road. We stay at as many PPA parks as we can. Never hear of a hose being a mascot! Very strange.

  3. Blue hose? that is so funny!!