Hooray! It's been a full year since we bought our little camper! In one year, the little home has traveled to almost all of the Northeast and even into another country! We love our little house on wheels, and what better way to celebrate one year of ownership than with a weekend in the woods!
A trick that I have found when booking campsites is to search for deals. Several states offer deals on their state parks to help promote the ones that aren't visited as much. Cameron and I always seem to have good luck with South Carolina State Parks. I love their website (very easy to navigate), their parks are always well maintained, and they offer some incredible deals on certain parks each month! Since my event schedule had been very chaotic, we finally had a weekend off and decided to try using the trailer one more time before even more chaos ensued at work. It just so happened that it fell on the one year of purchasing our trailer. I booked a site at Baker Creek State Park, since it was on sale and cost hardly anything to camp for the weekend. It was a little over three hours away and looked like it had some great views and a nice big lake. It was fairly close to some of the other parks that we like to camp at, so we assumed we would probably enjoy it. Naturally, when the day came the weekend weather didn't look so great. We brought the canoe anyway, in hopes that Mother Nature would be wrong.
Once we had enjoyed the outdoors, Cameron started hallucinating about pizza. We looked up the pizza place that the woman in the camping office mentioned and saw it was only 8 miles away... we also noticed there was not just one pizza place but TWO. Oh No! How would Cameron ever be able to decide which one we should go to? I had an idea: let's try both to test which one was better! We got dressed and headed into McCormick. It was adorable!! The downtown had tons of little shops and old buildings. Our first stop was to Little Italy Pizzeria on Main Street. Cameron got a small pizza and I got a beer to sip while watching the magic happen. I call it, The Disappearing Pizza Act. My husband really has talent. He decided that the pizza was decent but not really anything special. Good thing he had one more stop to redeem himself.
The second pizza place was still within walking distance but down one of the side roads. We headed over to Michelle's Restaurant. It was a cute little building that had some outside seating, but when you went inside, it was a fun, dimly lit bar joint. They had booth seating on one side and a bar on the other. They told us to sit anywhere, so we decided on a booth. Cameron's eye's were HUGE as he reviewed the menu and saw nachos, pizza, and burgers! My eyes were focused on the pitchers of beer. We started with beer and nachos before Cameron ordered another pizza to complete his test.
After it looked like Cameron was going to explode we decided it was time to head on back. He ruled that Michelle's was the definite winner and would be a MUST on our next trip back over to this area. We got back to the campsite and attempted a fire. It was a bit of a fail due to the iffy weather. We headed to bed to prepare for our trip back to reality the next morning, but quite satisfied with McCormick, SC and Baker Creek State Park. Sunday morning before heading out, we did one last walk around the park. We found a really nice campsite that was lakefront, which we noted in hopes to come back next season! Happy 1 year little trailer!!
He likes pizza.