Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC

After Nashville we made an overnight stop at a rest area in Asheville, North Carolina and the next morning we headed to Charleston, South Carolina. It was two long days of travel but we finally made it to Givhans Ferry State Park, which is about an hour’s drive (33 miles) from Charleston.

The park is situated along the Edisto River, which saw a lot of floating and swimming activity while we were there over the 4th of July. There is a nice little sandy beach and the water is perfect for family fun, including a tree rope swing. We were silent observers and just people-watched. The only negative experience there was lack of cell phone service. We hiked the 1.5 mile trail there and saw a bit of the river, but mostly we explored the neighboring towns of Summerville and Charleston, of course.

The town of Summerville is quite large so that’s where we took care of our shopping, laundry, post office, haircuts, etc. we even took in a matinee and saw the comedy movie, Spy with Melissa McCarthy.

In Charleston we parked near the Visitor Center and rode a free trolley to the downtown area where we then took a horse-drawn carriage tour of downtown. Lunch was at a microbrewery called Southend Brewery and Smokehouse and the fried green tomatoes and gourmet pizza were awesome, as was the very refreshing Peach Bellini I had!

We spent a day at Patriots Point where we got on a tour boat and took a scenic ride out to Fort Sumter. We enjoyed seeing Dolphins swim alongside the boat on the way out and back. It was very interesting to visit the fort where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Also hard to believe those cannons could fire and reach distances of up to three miles when I could barely see that far to the shore!

Back at Patriots Point we went aboard the USS Yorktown and after going through the Medal of Honor Museum we climbed up and down and all over that ship. Ken and I both marveled at the narrow vertical staircases as we very carefully navigated them and thought of all the sailors who obviously had mastered them!

Next up is Chippokes Plantation State Park near Williamsburg, VA. See you soon… Until then, enjoy life and be good to one another.

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Trail hike at Givhans Ferry State Park, Ridgeville, SC
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Trail overlooking Edisto River
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Floater parking – July 4th
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Big man… Big floatie!

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Tunnel in North Carolina. The young people in the jeeps behind us whooped and hollered all the way through!
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USS Yorktown @ Patriots Point
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Medal of Honor Museum on the USS Yorktown
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The first Medal of Honor recipient

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Fort Sumter, Charleston

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The bridge to Patriots Point
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Our ride to Fort Sumter
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USS Yorktown at Patriots Point

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North Carolina tunnel
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Lake view – heading to Charleston
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Larry the carriage horse – tour of Charleston
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Rainbow Row, downtown Charleston
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Huguenot church
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Good eats! Fried green tomatoes 😋

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5 Comments

  1. Great photos! You sure make Fort Sumter look good. I remember when we were touring the Fort my favorite thing was when the guy yelled “OK, time to get back on the boat”…hehe. I’m not a fan of forts, maybe it’s because I’ve been to most of the forts east of the Mississippi, and some fort “sights”, you know, “there used to be a fort here in this large field of nothingness”. Anyhoo….I do enjoy your photos. You two sure are keeping busy and that’s great. I’m sure you enjoy those hikes, I know we do. Be sure and tell Jordan I thought she did a great job on her blog. I’m so glad you took a carriage ride in Charleston. It’s the best way to see it all. I love Charleston!Take care and hope to see you on the road some day soon! R&J

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  2. Thanks Robin! Hope all is well with you guys! We are scheduled though Maine and then we head for Niagra Falls. Can’t believe it’s been five months already 😀

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  3. Awesome pictures. I really enjoyed them. I am so very happy for both of you, traveling and site-seeing! That is totally cool! I haven’t been on your RV blog for a long time now. So I am playing catch-up. Keep the beautiful pictures coming. Love you Sis!

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  4. Also, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WHAT YOU GUYS DID FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We reached our goal, thanks to both of you and a lot of other people. We are truly grateful!

    Much love

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