Gene was up before the crack of dawn (he needs very little sleep). So he surfed some and caught up on some journal notes. We finally left Williamston a little before 10:30, and headed for Wilson, NC, the home town of Gene's cousin Clark. We made good time and arrived at Wilson right at noon and a few minutes later, we were at the campground. It is nothing fancy, but functional and it has electric.
Electric is important, as we are getting softer and softer. We want electric to run the heaters to keep the interior of the rig at a modest comfortable temperature. I guess last night I decided we've had enough of this cold weather for a while.
There are pleanty of campgrounds around. The problem is finding one that meets our needs. We bought a membership into the Passport America operation and we intend to get our money's worth. A basic PPA park charges members half of the going commerical rate. Since this park was advertising it at $25 a night for water and electric, we get it for $12.50 a night. Usually there is a limit on how many nights you can stay at a park (here it is limited to one week.)
I almost forgot to mention that yesterday we toured the Wright Brother's Historical Site at Kitty Hawk, NC. We found it very interesting and educational. I didn't realize that they had to develop some of the equations used to design their gliders and then the Kitty Hawk Flyer. They certainly were two very talented men.
We also were going to tour the historical site where Sir Walter Raleigh tried to start a colony (it failed) on Roanoke Island. The historical site has a large area, but between being shut down for the season and being rebuilt, it was a bummer for us. We left after about 45 minutes.
It has warmed up considerably this afternoon and by next weekend, the highs are to be near 75 degrees and the lows only down to 50 degrees. We'll take that.