Thursday, April 10, 2014
Yesterday we departed Carleston, SC headed for Asheville, NC. We wanted to find something not in the city for a couple days to relax. We found it!
The Army Corps of Engineers manages the Hartwell Lake and Dam near Clemson, SC. The lake covers almost 90 square miles and has nearly 1000 miles of shoreline. And there are 32 square miles of land in the district. There are 9 campgrouds, 50 recreation areas and 5 marinas in this COE site.
We are at Twin Lakes campground near Clemson, SC home of the Tigers. We found a nice site.
Most of the more than 100 sites are right on the lake.
We walked around the park today through all of the loops. 12,462 steps! Along the way we found the Dogwoods in bloom.
We looked at all of the sites with an eye towards where we would like to stay. South exposure, sun, shade, privacy, interesting … a whole bunch of intangibles. There were lots to choose from. All have water and 50 amp electric (very desirable), fire pit, picnic table and a grill. Very nice.
Quiet, calm, relaxing. A nice change from the busy city.
75 degrees warm today. It is spring here. The trees are early in the leaf stage. Some are blooming pink. The pine trees are all mixed in all over. They were removing a big pine today. The smell of cut pine was very intense.
Just like “On Golden Pond”. A small campfire tonight. Toasted a few marshmallows. Relaxed. We added some piñon pine. Amazing smell. Reminds us of Santa Fe.
Roger and Susan