Category South Carolina

East Coast Fall 2021 – Durham, Summerfield, Charleston, and Fernandina Beach

November 3-8 We made the now familiar drive up to Durham to spend one night there as we continued to work on Joanna’s mom’s placement and the next morning drove the short distance to Ann and Rendy’s where we would spend just two nights.  It would be a low-key visit, with a couple of highlights, […]

Our Concert Adventures, Part One

October 27 – November 30 After our cycling adventures and that great weekend in New Orleans, we were home to stay for a couple of months until we’d head west for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Beyond cycling a bunch with our group/club, Charlotte Area Cycling, good fortune smiled on us in offering four […]

Charleston South Carolina, Part Two

Timeline: August 15-18 We returned to the hotel, making a brief stop at the Starbucks there for an afternoon pick me up, then retrieved the car from and made our way over to James Island to do a tour of the McLeod Plantation.  You can read more about this interesting stop in my blog post […]

Charleston South Carolina, Part One

  Timeline: August 15-18 Jessica and Kris flew in on Saturday the 13th to spend a week with us to celebrate my birthday on Sunday and then a week later attend the wedding of our niece Kristen and her fiancé Andrew.  We picked them up at the airport and as per our usual protocol, made […]

South East Spring Swing, Birmingham

March 12-13 Our plan for the next three plus weeks is to spend a week getting to New Orleans, a week there, and then ten days or so working our way home.  First stop of the trip was a repeat of last year, two nights with our good friend Carolyn in Birmingham, Alabama.  This is […]

Swamp Rabbit Trail

June 25 One of our goals for this year, in addition to taking a number of short (one and two week) trips was to spend more weekends camping and to do day trips during the week. One of the types of bike rides we try to seek out are on the groomed paths and trails […]

Outer Banks and More, Charleston Part Four

June 8-10 As planned we broke camp quickly in the morning, picked up ice at the camp market and began to make our way to Drayton Hall, the plantation we’d visit that day.  Before doing so we stopped at Baguette Magic on Folly Road at for a snack to get us through the morning.  When […]

Outer Banks and More, Charleston Part Three

June 8-10 Refreshed from our mid tour beverage break, we walked back to the corner of Broad and Meeting to start tour number two. The afternoon was moving along and fortunately for us, many of the places listed on the second tour had also been on the first, enabling us to significantly shorten the experience. […]

Outer Banks and More, Charleston Part Two

June 8-10 Our last full day in Charleston would be devoted purely to sightseeing, our goal to complete the two walking tours featured in our AAA Guidebook. The drive into downtown is easy from James Island, a fifteen-minute six-mile journey that takes you over Wappoo Creek and the Ashley River, dropping you onto Calhoun Street […]

Outer Banks and More, Charleston Part One

June 8-10 The drive to Charleston turned out to be relatively easy, almost all of it on the interstate as we crossed back over Roanoke Island and traveled west on Highway 64 until it intersected with I-95, taking it south to below Columbia in South Carolina, where you pick up I-26 to head due east […]