July 25 thru 29, Camping at James Island County park, Charleston, SC
The idea for the trip started with Mommy looking
for cheap airfare so the younger papooses could get the experience of
flying. She found a flight between Atlanta and Charleston for $39, so it was
on. After dropping off Mommy's van (Ruby) at the Atlanta airport, we
started our journey to Charleston in
Homer II on Saturday,
July 25. We arrived at the
Island County park around 6:30 pm, and were immediately impressed with
the park's facilities. The kids were first to notice the "Splash
Zone" water park located right across the street from our campground.
The people staffing the campground office and store were very friendly and
helpful. We located our site, which was very tropical (with full
hookups, but no cable, you're local to Charleston).
Monday morning we decided to visit Charleston proper. We drove across the long bridge entering the city and were amazed at all the sail boats. The kids got to see a large freight ship pulling through. We walked around the area admiring the architecture for a while before going to the Noisy Oyster (downtown market location) for lunch. from there, we walked through the open-air market and saw ladies making baskets. One lady spoke Gullah for the kids so they could hear what the language sounded like. After returning back to the camper, we decided to go back to the water park. They have a twilight rate of $6, so it was very affordable.
Tuesday was 2 for 1 day at the water park, and you know it, we had to go again. It was much more crowded, but still lots of fun. We rode our bikes some more, and played around the campsite. daddy had to do a lot of moving and packing, 'cause this was our last night.
Wednesday morning we all got up early so Daddy
and Goose could take the papooses to the airport. Mommy, Lee Thomas,
Heath, Lainey Grace, and John Micah all loaded-up and flew home. Goose
and Daddy drove. Daddy stopped in Dunwoody on the way home to pick up
the tickets for the Mother's Finest show he's taking Mommy to for their 20th
anniversary, but that's another adventure.
thru 22, Camping at Chester Frost Park - Hixson,
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