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Wow, what a weekend…..


Hunting Island Beach
Originally uploaded by baldwinmk.

Ok, where do I begin? Drove down to Point South KOA Friday night, got settled into the caboose.
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Got up Saturday (little too late – about 9:00) headed down to the “mobile home community” in Pooler to look at some homes. The owner had promised to leave 3 of them unlocked for us to look in. Well, he didn’t…. all 3 were locked. Things went downhill from there. Stopped by Monkey Love in Pooler, met the owner Laurie. She was super helpful in helping us get the lay of the land, she dug up the Savannah paper for us, and we found the Pooler paper too. Started going thru the classifieds. Found a few, started making a list to call. We finished up our monkey poop (it REALLY is good, despite it’s name!!!) and coffees and hit the road for Port Royal/Beaufort. We called a few places from the list we made at Monkey Love; they were either too small, too much, or already rented. We stopped at the rest stop on I-95 and bought all of the local papers. I drove and Taya started looking thru the paper and calling places. Same thing…. Too much, too small, already rented. She did leave a message with a couple of promising sounding places.

We got to Port Royal, and drove around the area we had been through before, kinda looking for “For Rent” signs. Found a few, called ’em, and same deal. More expensive, smaller, but mainly expen$ive. And some of them were 35 year old 2 bedroom single wide trailers practically stacked on top of each other for $900 a month…… ICK!!!!! Started getting REALLY discouraged, looking like we were gonna end up taking one of the places we peeked thru the windows in Pooler, without getting to even see the inside, and a trailer park to boot….. Or we’d have to kill another weekend and come down looking again. Neither option we liked.

Was getting to be mid-afternoon, and our EVER so patient kids had been riding around aimlessly for hours, so we decided to give up for the day and go back to the campground and go swimming. Got to playing, and totally forgot about the troubles of the day.

We’d left our phones in the caboose, so I checked the voice mail. 1 message…..probably someone saying “already rented”….. well let’s listen……hmmm, one of the places we thought sounded nice….. oh, it’s still available. cool, the landlord’s home, and willing to show it on a Saturday. And she left the address too!

Climbed out of the pool and decided to go right over and look at it. We got into dry clothes and hit the road, calling the landlord from the road. We got voicemail again and left a message that we were gonna drive by and take a look. Not 2 minutes later, the phone rang again and it was the landlord saying to come on by and we could look at it, she was right nearby. Got directions and finally found the place. It’s PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!

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It’s in our price range, has 4+ bedrooms, a den, a dining room, 2 baths, a HUGE storage building/workshop out back, car port and best of all a BIG yard with a fence AT THE END OF A DEAD END STREET. You have a new Picture Mail

The landlord lives across the street, is super nice, loved our crew. We looked at it for about 20 minutes or so before saying DUH, we’d be dumb not to take it!!!!
Anyway, that problem solved we played for the rest of the weekend. Drove up to Beaufort SC, about 30 miles away, went to the drive in theatre and saw fantastic 4, and the first 15 minutes of batman begins before deciding it was late. Got back to the caboose about midnite. Today we just played. Spent some time in the pool, drove out to Hunting Island state park, a barrier island east of Beaufort. Is where they filmed Platoon, and a couple other Vietnam movies. Like a real jungle. Anyway, I’m rambling; here’s some pix, and I’ll put together something more coherent tomorrow or something.

Until next time…..

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