We weren’t able to book our site at Dreher Island State Park through the weekend, so we had to check out on a Friday morning. Not wanting our fun trip to come to a conclusion, we tried to find something fun to do together with our friends in the Columbia area. Derek found a groupon […]
congaree national park.south carolina with pals.
The driving factor for our trip to South Carolina was Congaree National Park. We have been in the area of it a few times, but knowing it was so close to home, not really a top tier National Park, and not RV friendly has had us put it off every time. But, we wanted to […]
dreher island state park.south carolina with pals
Our first RV trip of 2021 was fantastic. Dreher Island State Park in South Carolina was very pretty. I wasn’t aware that such places existed in South Carolina. :). We arrived in the early afternoon and set up shop in our lakefront campsite. The views were lovely. Derek surprised me with this camping loveseat that […]
travel day to south carolina…
The Jamboree spent a long winter in hibernation awaiting her next adventure. Then, I was talking to some old fun road life friends about wanting to get down to check out Congaree National Park in South Carolina, sort of near them and the next thing I knew, we were camping at a state park for […]
charleston. last moments.
after three days (one, two, three) of pretty great adventures and excursions, our charleston trip was winding down. on our last evening, we partook in some local flavors. obviously i had to have a praline. (the kids went with fudge) and derek cooked up some local caught fish. i also strolled over to harris teeter […]
charleston. day three.mcleod plantation, angel tree, tea.
for our final full day in charleston, we headed to james island, where we took a tour of the mcleod plantation. derek had done a lot of research, and of the remaining plantations in charleston, mcleod is the only one that really focuses on the lives of the slaves and their descendants during their time […]
charleston. day two.wildlife-less kayak trip.
our second day in charleston was sunny and pretty, so we decided to escape the actual city, and head out to the wilderness for a bit. on our way, we stopped in at bitty and beau’s again. not only was a cute little shop, with good coffee, but the entire reason it exists is to […]
charleston. day one.aquarium, rainbow row, city market.
derek’s parents have like eight billion timeshare points or credits or whatever however it works. and often they get free random extra stuff in the offseason. basically, they can’t possibly use up all the time each year, so they often gift us vacations. such was the case a few weeks ago, when they gave us […]
last days in sc. and on the road.
now it’s time for that random post that i make every now and then to catch up on the less adventurous parts of our travels. only this one is much more bittersweet. because it’s the last time we would be on the road in our rv. and the memories are of a time of stress […]
fort sumter and fort moultrie.
well. this post isn’t exactly chronological. between our two weekends in savannah, i took the kids to fort sumter, where the first shots of the civil war were fired, just south of charleston. it was actually more of an undertaking than i was prepared for and we were pretty disappointed. like fort jefferson, this fort […]