We spent last night in a Cracker Barrel parking lot near Brunswick GA. The rear parking lot was nearly empty. This is our second time staying at CB and both times it was pleasant. We patronized them each time so it was win win.
Today we got to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, a place we have been coming to for over 30 years. We will be only spending 2 nights here but it is so nice to be here any time we can. We have never camped here before so we didn't know what to expect. Hilton Head Harbor Rv Resort & Marina is one of the best private campgrounds we have ever stayed at. Our site (#62) is right on the water. It is a large site, paved & level, yet they have maintained most of the original trees. There is a 100 year + old Live Oak tree just behind our camper. We did not see a bad site anywhere.
|Our site witha great view of the water and marina.|
But the best surprise was running into Fred Reese and his beautiful 1957 22 ft Airstream. Fred bought this Airstream in 1959. He and his wife travelled with it together until she passed away in 1975. He never remarried and has mostly lived in this trailer since. He has been on his spot here since 1991.
Fred is from Green Bay, Wisconsin but now lives in Hilton Head most of the time. He returns to Green Bay almost every fall. He was a dance instructor and still seems to be very graceful.
|Fred recently buffed the finish.|
|When the rear tire panel was destroyed he made a new one out of wood, |
painted in silver to match and etched in the Airstream logo.
|The front end has 13 panels riveted together.|
|The lower window here once housed an air-conditioner. He replace that with one |
on the roof and devised and new window for the space.
|Home sweet home|
|Fred is revising the inside. He is replacing the floor and refinishing the cabinets.|
|Who says a 22 ft Airstream is small? Fred has room for this bull's head. |
Fred told me that once you get accustomed to the size, an Airstream is a nice place to live.
|I rarely get into the picture but I had Debbie snap this one.|
|The view from 10 feet from the back of our trailer.|