The Mickeriz sisters, Kristin, Laura, and Liz, along with Liz's husband Mike, spent most of the afternoon with us.
Jed even got to try out his new, old fashioned coffee grinder. The coffee was great. Lola had two friends with her that day, but none of them wanted to have their pictures taken. We left Kennebunk very early the next morning.
On our third day out we stopped in Spartanburg South Carolina to visit with the Merrow's who used to live in Rockland, Maine. We had dinner with them on Thursday night,and lunch with them again on Friday.
They have relocated to South Carolina to be near their son and to avoid the cold winter weather. They still keep a camper in Warren, Maine for summer use. Whenever we visit them we always stay at Croft State Park, located to the south of Spartanburg. Croft is a 7,000 acre State Park that was once an Army training camp. The Park now offers two campgrounds, one in a forested area and the second on Craig Lake. There are 12 miles of hiking, biking, and horseback trails, and a 51 stall horse stable.
The next day, however, both Marlin and I came down with a nasty cold. Not wanting to share it with anyone, we spent the next two days holed up in our camper, blowing our noses and eating cough drops. Not our favorite way to start a journey. We will head for Edisto Beach State Park near Charleston tomorrow.