Sunday, October 9, 2011

The rest of our trip to North Carolina

I've been busy and blogging lately is a chore, so I don't do it. So much has happened and I need to catch up! First, I will finish with the rest of our trip to North Carolina. So after we left the campground in Kentucky, we drove all day and made it to the Thousand Trails campground in Advance, North Carolina about 30 minutes before they closed the gates. It was dark and probably around 10PM. It was CRAZY humid even at that hour and we put the tent up with only the lights of our suburban. This is when we first saw fireflies! The kids went running around chasing them and trying to catch them. It was a little weird when I first saw them because I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. It almost looked as though someone was walking in the woods moving a flashlight back and forth. They were the coolest little bugs and we haven't seen any since! Bummer.

It was really hard to sleep with the humidity and we tried unzipping  all of the covers to reveal the screen to get a breeze - but there wasn't one. :(

 We packed up and drove straight to Fayetteville, North Carolina and stopped in at a realty office. Why? Because we were homeless and had nowhere to go and unpack after being on the road and living out of suitcases for 2 and 1/2 weeks. We looked at 2 houses that day, one that wasn't ready and was in the process of getting work done and the other smelled of animals and the garage was flooded (with carpet flooring) as the water heater was left on and running. That's all we had time for so we made our way to hotel....