Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

A different drawbridge - we saw several of this style

Didn't take long to go from GA to SC today

 

Lots of big, green trees

The Hill Plantation & John Edward Frampton House

 

 

 

ACE Basin - Ashepoo, Combahee & Edisto Basin

 

 

Trailer full of wood chips - smelled great!

Atlantic IntraCoastal Waterway

 

This was on the porch of the park store/registration

Home sweet home for a few days


We had a little trouble getting going this morning but thankfully it wasn't with our equipment. David went out to dump the holding tanks & discovered the sewer dump backed up into our hose. The park owner quickly got a pumper truck out & they discovered that the line going into the septic tank was plugged. Once they got that cleared, we were in business & only about a half hour late leaving the park.

We only had about 115 miles to Charleston. Hwy 95 was a great road but once we got off onto smaller roads they were narrow & had overhanging trees that were a bit worrisome. The GPS took us on back roads & it looks like there's a more direct route we can take when we leave.

We stopped at a welcome center that was in an old plantation home. The Hill Plantation was granted to the Frampton family in the early 1700s. The first house was built around 1840. in 1860 John Edward Frampton signed South Carolina's Declaration of Secession from the Union. In 1865 Union troops burned the house. The current house was built in 1868. In 1993 a later owner donated the house to the Lowcountry Tourism Commission. By this time the house was in need of extensive work & was in danger of being torn down. The house has now been renovated & serves as the Lowcountry Visitors Center & Museum. There's a giant live oak in the front yard - probably the biggest oak we've seen.

We're staying at James Island County Park outside Charleston. It's a beautiful park with lots of full hookup rv sites, a water park, huge off-leash dog park, fishing pier, hiking & biking trails & more. There's a shuttle service that will take you into Charleston for $10 pp round trip.

Looking forward to seeing Charleston & maybe a historic plantation. More later...

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