November 2 – December 12 Supply, North Carolina

January 17, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Holden Beach RV Park and Campground

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Maybe this place sounds familiar from an earlier blog post? Well, you’re not double reading – LOL! This is our second time here and it really is a hidden gem!!! Since we wanted to stay a bit south for a while – instead of touring any more for now, we thought “why not plop ourselves right here for 6 weeks".

We were originally here in August for a week.

What a dang charming beach town. Close to many other beach towns and sightseeing places.

One of our daily adventures was to take a ferry from Southport to Ft. Fisher then on to the Wrightsville Beach area. What fun to see all of the barrier islands along the way!!

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We took full advantage of the beach whenever we could. Although being November/December, it wasn’t as warm as summer but it wasn’t bad. The weather was pretty good with the exception of a couple days of rain. We kept a close eye on the low/high tides to do some shell collecting…..collecting….the key word….more like hoarding – LOL!!! And…..we got in a minimum of 10,000 steps each walk we did on the beach…..

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 Turns out, April of 2022, off the coast, they did some major dredging and dug up a fossil bed. In that bed are millions of estimated 30,000 million year old sea biscuits. Man oh man – talk about an Easter egg hunt or scavenger hunt!! Once we found a few – and a few more – and more – it was like finding sand dollars on the beach in Oceanside where we used to live. We did find some other shells and a few sharks teeth. We cleaned them all up, boxed them up for storage, and will have a nice place to stay in our daughter’s basement for a while – LOL!!!

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The sunrises and sunsets were absolutely gorgeous…………..We toured the beach towns up and down the coast, within about an hour’s drive – Ocean Isle, Sunset Beach, Murrells Inlet, Myrtle Beach, Oak Island, Southport, Wrightsville Beach, and Wilmington. While in Wilmington, we toured the USS North Carolina museum. Neato!!!


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 Thanksgiving, we drove about 3 hours back to the Wake Forest/Raleigh area to spend the holiday with Mike’s sister and family. Had some really yummy food, played some games, and took a few good walks in the area.


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We discovered, 3 couples we knew from the Northern Virginia area when we lived in Leesburg, that all moved to South Carolina – not very far from our campground. We got together will all of them for lunch. Matt and Karen Partlow, Mike and Patti Barry, and Hugh and Sarah Brackett. Mike was in the Brackett’s wedding. He was the photographer for the Partlow’s wedding. Mike and Patti were our neighbors at our very first house in Leesburg, VA.


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 It was our 3rd time getting together with another couple that we’ve been friends with from Northern Virginia, Jim and Lyn Markham was fun. We had lunch and a few weeks later we joined Lyn (Jim was sick) and her friend at “Night of 1000 Candles” at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, SC. What a fantastic place and the grounds/statues were just gorgeous. Just what we needed, to get in the Christmas spirit……

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As the Christmas holiday got closer, we found many beach decorations throughout the area.


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All in all – a great time!!! We’re sad to leave but happy at the same time. We’re on our way to spend a month over the holidays with our kids and grands!!!!


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