Today we are moving from Briarcliffe RV Resort near North Myrtle Beach south to the Myrtle Beach State Park. The state park is just south of Myrtle Beach so this short drive of only 20 miles or so will be more of an inconvenience than a change of location. It will, however, provide for a better change of scenery. At Briarcliffe we were surrounded by RV’s and stand alone rental units and were a short drive to the beach. At the state park we will be surrounded by forest and just a short walk to the beach… much better in my opinion.
The weather here has changed considerably from highs in the low eighties to highs in the upper 60’s to near 70. With the rain and wind that came through the area during the frontal passage it provided us the opportunity to do laundry. We don’t have our own washer/dryer in the rig so we have to search out a coin operated laundry to get it all done.
Now I know there are two sides to having a washer/dryer and not having one but we are still happy with our decision to forgo having a washer/dryer. So what are the pros and cons of having our own washer and dryer to us?
Pros of us not having a washer/dryer:
- most important was the increased storage we have in our bathroom.
- we also prefer to get all our laundry done at once rather than in smaller more frequent loads.
- it allows us the opportunity to get more insight into the community we are visiting by either talking with the customers or just observing them
- we don’t have to have full hookups all the time (sewage) thus saving money at campgrounds and resorts
- it gives us a chance to catch up on our reading
Cons of us not having a washer/dryer:
- it is inconvenient to have to search for a coin operated laundry
- we have to always make sure we have ample quarters on hand
- we are at the mercy of the laundry store that their units are working properly and haven’t had someone adding dyes to their clothes before we use the washers
- there is the added cost of having to do laundry
- we would have to do some laundry just about everyday due to the size of the units sold for RV’s
Now I am sure I left off some pros and cons to others but these are our reasons why after nearly eight months on the road that we are still happy with our decision to not have one installed in our rig. Your mileage may vary…
Now if I could have just one wish to make our laundry days a little easier it would be to have a web site like rv park reviews that rated laundry facilities since it is occasionally difficult to find a nice facility in some towns. Please get to work on this for us soon you web coders…
ps. photos are from the nearby strip mall called Barefoot Landing that we can walk to (it has lots of boardwalks over the water that make for an enjoyable stroll), and the last photo is from our trivia encounter with the “Boonedocks” bloggers.