Well, we're here! We arrived at about 5:30pm to this beautiful county park here in Charleston County. Tim and I stayed in Charleston for our anniversary several years back, and I didn't remember it having very much to do here so I only planned 2 nights (really only 1 day) here. I'm kind of kicking myself now, because after researching on the internet tonight it seems there's a lot more to do here with kids than I thought. If we had planned ahead (even just 2 weeks ahead, according to websites) there are cool historic and scientific tours available all around this city especially for school aged kids. The SS Yorktown is here, and even hosts kids and their chaperones overnight on it (again, if you plan ahead). Tim's father was on the SS Yorktown, but we're trying to chose between it and a tour of Ft. Sumter and we are both leaning towards Ft. Sumter for various reasons. Maybe we can come back another time and do the SS Yorktown thing. Charleston really isn't that far of a drive from the Tampa area, so it would definitely be doable. The main driving force behind the schedule right now is to place us in Washington DC in less than 2 weeks because I actually did plan ahead for that visit by booking tours through our congressman. Plus, this park is more expensive than I thought, so staying here longer than 2 nights isn't really in the budget. But it is a pristine park - absolutely gorgeous! I mentioned before that my 1st mistake was to plan our first stop for only 3 nights. I'm thinking that a week at each stop (not just the 1st stop) is really more appropriate. So after Washington DC, I'm trying to plan 4-7 nights at each of our destinations from there. Hopefully, that will work out better! Well, tomorrow will come early, so I'm off for now. Blessings to all!
Daniel & Lori
9/7/2010 11:19:23 pm
9/7/2010 11:29:37 pm
Oopppsss.... sorry about that first post - my trigger finger got too happy!
9/8/2010 01:17:05 pm
I saw your post on the families on the road blog roll. I think I know where you are staying, we tent camped there last May, it is a county park, and really nice, the name escapes me. It was a little pricey, i think we paid $28 to tent camp, which i thought was high. Anyway, my point is to let you know that you can show your window sticker at Folly beach and go the park there for free and save $7 or $8. They never told us, the lady at folly beach saw the sticker and told us that they were connected and we wouldn't have to pay. Just thought I would pass that on.
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