Friday the 13th was a great day for us ,touring on foot, the historic peninsula of Charleston. It is quite amazing to view the integrity of these buildings and homes. As you can see from the photos grassy lawns are nil; however, ornately groomed shrubs, plants, etc surround EVERY property. These gardens are simply gorgeous, complete with blossoms, and it isn't even summer!
Other towns sport horse drawn carriage rides; but these draft horses(forgot their proper name) wear platform shoes and reflective material on their front legs! Isn't that a hoot? These shoes are two layers - directly under the hoof is a heavy duty, traditional horseshoe; under that is a shock absorbing rubber for walking on pavement.
The plan today was to honor someone's desert menu! Kaminsky's wins the award. Only deserts and specialty coffees are served. It is absolutely sinfully delicious. Some of the choices included bourbon pecan pie, key lime pie, berry berry pie, toll house cookie pie(heated, served with ice cream), brownie torte; approximately four, four story cakes(not the thin layers either); four ice cream scoop milkshakes of assorted flavors. The city is teeming with travelers like ourselves; how come the thin ones would peek in, shake their heads, and continue on? By the way, I had eggnog coffee(black) and berry, berry pie; Corky-key lime pie.
Childhood family vacations often bring back fond memories. We rode out to Folly Beach, home of the longest fishing pier in South Carolina. Like many beach areas, the beach builders have taken over. I'm holding myself in check while I pass on to you the fact every inch of marshland had a very long pier extension from the million dollar home built on a postage stamp called land!
We camped at Lake Aire Campground(Passport America). It seems to be a nice enough place, sites are somewhat close. They seemed to have filled up for the week-end. We learned our lesson with this campground. There are several additional charges added to the base rate which increases the price significantly. From now on, we'll pay more attention to the fine print!
Valdosta, Ga will be our next destination. My mother grew up in this town. It was fun to listen as she relayed young childhood memories. Also, the Vidalia Onion center is on our list.