Third Stop

Our third stop on the GOAT Tour 2021 was the Willow Tree RV Resort in Longs, SC for four nights. Longs is a small bedroom community twenty five miles North of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is a junction of many state highways on the way from or to Myrtle Beach which is visited by more than fourteen million visitors each year.

I don’t understand the draw. At least not for us. Yes there is a beach, but it is mostly t-shirt shops, store after store that sell beach wear and beach towels, the largest candy and ice cream shops I’ve ever seen, Tanger Outlets, and two large destination shopping areas with boardwalks filled with small shops all set around the lake. And more restaurants than any three towns combined. There are huge seafood buffet restaurants the next one larger than the last. You could eat out every meal for two weeks in Myrtle Beach and never visit all the restaurants. And then there are the attractions. Two ferris wheels, a carousel, go cart racing, arcades, mini golf, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum and so much more, but I think you get the picture.

Willow Tree RV Resort deserves the name resort. It is the perfect place for families to visit. The sites are well spaced, paved and long. You can actually fit two cars plus your RV with no problem. And they have buddy sites so two families can be together and share a common area in the middle. They also rent cabins so if someone in the family does not own an RV, no problem.

Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and in ground BBQ. Amenities include adult fitness room, shuffleboard, pickleball, horseshoes, bocce ball, horse shoes, volleyball, walking trail, rec room, outdoor pools, lake swimming and boat and kayak rentals. The children have a section of the pool, a large playground, and the roads are flat and wide for riding bikes. You can rent a golf cart which is a good idea as the resort has more than one hundred sites covering many acres spread amongst the tall pine trees for shade. Our ratings: Kathryn 10; Paul 10.

One of the greatest things about traveling around the country is you get to see family and friends. Sure we want to see the beauty of America, the sites like Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone, and the experiences like the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, but nothing compares to the visiting. I grew up in a small town Seymour, Connecticut. Our high school class was only one hundred fifty people. While we were here, we had a visit from a classmate of mine Norma Watt, who lives about an hour away from Longs. Great visit! Thanks for driving up to meet us!!

The photos are posted on the Post Cards 2021 page above. You get to that page and all the other pages thru menu. On to Suffolk, Virginia.

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