Our first stop was a storage lot to help a crew load up Christmas trees to take to a new storage location. Rob does a lot of volunteer work for the local chapter of The Arc of Rowan County. This morning it was loading 50 artificial Christmas Trees to be moved to a new location to get them ready for The Arc's annual Festival of Trees fundraiser. Then we were on the road about 9:45 am on our way to The Heritage Campground. We drove through the Uwharrie National Forest. What a wonderful drive.
We arrived shortly before lunch. We were met by Amy the "Woman IN Charge." She directed us to our campsite then sat and visited for awhile before dashing off on her golf cart to take care of someone else.
This is a great campground in the sandhills of North Carolina. It has a pretty lake, with a great sandy beach area. The campground is very quite, and very secluded.
Amy invited us to a campground supper. The menu was "Cream Can" dinner. Check out the information on their website or just Google "cream can cooking" for more information. The food, view of the lake, new camping friends were all just great! Thanks to Amy and everyone else for inviting us to eat with them.
The evening was capped off by a huge bonfire on the beach! What a way to end the day. Once the sun went down, so did the temperatures. So about 7:00 pm we decided to call it an evening and headed back to our pod where our little ceramic heater soon has us toasty warm.
Here are a few pictures of our day for you to enjoy.
Check back again tomorrow to find out what our Sunday holds in store for us. We are not going home until Monday, since it is a holiday for us. Until next time, stay safe out there...-R,T,&J.