When we woke up this morning it was cold enough to freeze my tootsies as I hurried to bundle up myself and the dogs for our morning walk. There was definitely frost on the pumpkins, and the cars too.
It wasn't long before we were all ready to head out.
We were here just a few days ago:
On the road, we cross a state line:
We went downhill, and downhill until the trees were all green and there were beautiful Cosmos blooming along the roadside for miles:
It wasn't long before we saw our turn-off from I-26 to I-526 to circle around Charleston:
And here we are at Oak Plantation Camground, just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. We traveled 241 miles today and got 9 mpg.
We got checked in and set up, then decided to see if we could find James Island County Park and take a look at the campground there.
Mark drove, and I took my computer with the gps so we could find our way around. I was hoping we would have time to drive to Folly Island and get a glimpse of Folly Beach.
We found the James Island Country park and the campground. It looks pretty nice, probably worth a stay there. They are getting ready for their Festival of Lights which will begin in Mid-November. Evidently this is one of the biggest light festivals in the country.
From there, we headed to Folly Island and found the beach:
I'm a happy camper! I love the ocean!
Dortha loves the ocean too!
Not only a beach, but a lighthouse! This is the Morris Island Light, which is being restored. It was built in 1872 and is 158 feet tall. It's actually the third lighthouse in this location. The second light was destroyed in the Civil War to prevent Union troops using it as a lookout tower.
A last look with the late afternoon sun shining on the lightouse:
After our beach romp, we decided to have dinner at a local Crab Shack (not Joe's) on Folly Island. Dortha and I had salads with grilled shrimp, the guys had the sampler platter. We shared desserts, Mark and Dortha split a piece of key lime pie while I had a few bites of Jim's pecan pie. We asked the waitress about "She Crab Soup" and she brought us a little sample so we could taste it. Oh my! Definitely not a Weight Watcher's recipe, but it tasted great!