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The two RV Gypsies at Sycamore Lodge
a Travel Resorts of America Property
in Jackson Springs, NC
October 22-24, 2013

map of USA showing location of North Carolinamap of North Carolina showing location of Richmond County

The two RV Gypsies travelled in their RV from Disputanta, Virginia to Jackson Springs, North Carolina for a three-night stay at Sycamore Lodge in Jackson Springs. The ride here was uneventful, which was a good thing. The two RV Gypsies drove their RV under a low bridge with a height of 13-feet. Their GPS would have warned them if the bridge was too low. The RV fit nicely, but there was not that much room to spare.

Karen Duquette tried to photograph a helicopter taking off from beside the road they were traveling on, but she was unable to capture the moment. Much of the roadway of I-95 during this trip sparkled because it was made with a lot of ground-up glass mixed in the cement.

Welcome to North Carolina sign
Sycamore Lodge sign

The road leading into Sycamore Lodge was lined with Sycamore Trees. When the two RV Gypsies saw this road, they realized that they stayed at this resort for one-night back in 2008 when they first began traveling.

road leading into Four Oaks RV Resort is lined with Sycamore Trees

The campground had Halloween flags alongside the entry road.

Halloween flag
Halloween flag

Below: The campground office at Sycamore Lodge RV Resort and some Halloween decorations.

The campground office at Four Oaks RV Resort
Halloween decoration

Scary Halloween dude inside the campground office.

scary Halloween decoration

Lee Duquette booked this campground in order to get three free nights stay and in return, the two RV Gypsies had to listen to a "timeshare" type speech about buying into this resort.

When the two RV Gypsies checked in at the campground office, they received a small bundle of firewood and firewood starter, and a small bag full of stuff to make S'Mores. The lady at the office was very pleasant.

This is a very large campground, and although there were a lot of RVs here, there were also a lot of empty spaces. The two RV Gypsies were put in a 30-amp full hook-up, medium-sized space right next to an empty full hook-up large-sized space. They had to park their truck sideways in front of the RV in order to have it be off the road. It doesn't make sense that they didn't get the large-sized space, especially since that spot stayed empty the full three days. (The timeshare lost a lot of points with the two RV Gypsies because of this - not that the campground cares anyway).

There was not any cable TV in this campground, but the TV came in fairly decent via antenna, however it did act up at times. The campground had free Wi-Fi and the two RV Gypsies received the code for it, but they just could not get the internet to connect, so they had to use their own Wi-Fi. The sites were full of pine trees dropping acorns. (more points lost as far as joining the timeshare goes)

Most standard campground rules applied here. It was a very nice campground all-in-all and the people were very pleasant. (There are more comments at the bottom of this page). Note: comments made on this website about campgrounds and restaurants do not make the campground or restaurant good or bad in general).

The RV of the two RV Gypsies
Four Oaks RV Resort

The two RV Gypsies really did not like the fact that a worker was blowing leaves off of the dirt roads and by doing so, he was also blowing the dust all over the toad of the two RV Gypsies. It is hard enough to keep vehicles looking halfway decent because of dirt roads in the campgrounds, but this was just wrong. He should have done the empty sites and not blow dust all over vehicles.

man with leaf blower

Some RVs had Halloween decorations. The Halloween decorations shown below were all photographed in the same yard. The skeleton head had eyes that twirled around. Most of the Halloween decorations lit up.

Halloween decorations
Halloween decorations - skull
Halloween decorations - witch
Halloween decorations
Halloween decorations - pumpkins
Halloween decorations - pumpkin trio
Halloween decorations
Halloween decorations
Halloween decorations
Halloween decorations
Halloween decorations
Halloween decorations - Casper
Halloween decorations - ghosts

The two RV Gypsies did not really find anything of interest to do in the area. If they had known this, they would not have booked the time here. It was too cold to go to lakes. Temperatures were about 60 in daytime and in 30's at night. This was a nice campground that most people will probably like. There was lots of amenities and things to do that the two RV Gypsies do not normally use, but most people would. The two RV Gypsies listened to their sales pitch and agreed that it could be a good deal for full-time RVers just starting their travels, but not for the two RV Gypsies. Debbie was very nice. Lunch was good.

October 25, 2013 - The two RV Gypsies headed south into South Carolina. They then decided to head straight back to Florida sooner than planned because Lee Duquette needed to have both knees replaced. Karen Duquette had been feeling like she was torturing Lee every time they did anything physical that hurt his knees. This meant that they must make several one-night stops at various campgrounds between here and Broward County, Florida without doing anything of interest.

welcome to South Carolina sign
South Carolina State Line sign

The two RV Gypsies drove by lots of cotton fields.

a big cotton field
a big cotton field

Karen Duquette entertained herself by taking photos out the window of the moving RV while Lee was driving. That is not always easy. A really big helicopter caught Karen's attention, so she snapped a photo.

a really big helicopter that caught Karen's attention

October 25, 2013 - The two RV Gypsies spent one-night at PointSouth KOA at I-95 and U.S. 17 in Yemassee. They did not unhook their toad or go anyplace, nor take any photos. Comments on this campground can be found by using the TOC button at the top of this page and then choosing the Campgrounds button.

leaving South Carolina sign

October 26, 2013 - The two RV Gypsies made another one-night stop, this time at Jacksonville - St. Mary's KOA in Kingsland, Georgia. They did not unhook their toad or go anyplace. Comments on this campground can be found by using the TOC button at the top of this page and then choosing the Campgrounds button.

October 27, 2013 - the two RV Gypsies stayed one-night at Cape Kennedy KOA in Mims, Florida. Comments on this campground can be found by using the TOC button at the top of this page and then choosing the Campgrounds button.

October 28, 2013 - the two RV Gypsies arrived back at the campground in Florida.

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