Category: South Carolina

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center While in Savannah, if you’re looking for something different to do and get out of the city, I would recommend one of the several wildlife refuges in the area. We went to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge which is located just 7 miles north of the city. However, we were staying in the Hardeeville RV Park, which I would recommend if you are visiting the area (Passport America park and nice people),  just across the border in South Carolina, so the refuge was only a 5 minute drive for us. I would start at the visitor’s center.  They have some maps of the area, a quick video about the refuge, which was interesting, and they’ll show you where to begin your journey, on the 4 mile Wildlife Drive. Wildlife Drive is a one way road around one part of the refuge.  You can drive, walk or bike it.  We were in our car, so we chose to drive it.  Plus, we had the quadcopter with us and we planned on shooting some footage with it, so lugging it around without the car was not an option. While driving around, I highly recommend that you stop every so often and get out of the car and walk around.  You can stop where ever and when ever you please.  Plus there are a few walking...

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Mount Pleasant, Sullivan’s Island And Fort Moultrie All In One Day

Arthur Ravenel Jr Bridge From Charleston To Mount Pleasant Still in Charleston, SC, we searched around for other areas to explore.  Charleston, as you may or may not be aware, sits as a peninsula in the Charleston Harbor surrounded by various islands. Sitting just on the other side of the Charleston Harbor is Mount Pleasant.  Which is considered to be a suburb of Charleston.  There are many interesting things to do while in Mount Pleasant.  We had a nice day to explore, so we set out to do a few of them. First, in order to get to Mount Pleasant you have to cross the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge.  The main span (the span between the two towers) is over 1500 feet and is the third longest among cable stayed bridges in the western hemisphere with it’s over all total length of 13,200 feet.  It’s a much improved bridge that replaced some older, out-dated bridges and it just had it’s grand opening in 2005.  So if you haven’t been to the Charleston area in a few years, this is a much improved view, I would imagine, than the old rusty bridges that graced this area before. A great place to start our Mount Pleasant adventure is the visitor’s center.  Located in Memorial Waterfront Park, just under the new bridge.  Yup, the park is under the bridge.  Somehow this just...

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History And Amazing Architecture Is Everywhere In Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC Rainbow Colored Houses Are Everywhere Charleston, SC is full of history and amazing architecture.  It’s the second largest city in South Carolina and it lies just south of the geographical midpoint of the Atlantic Ocean coastline and is located in the Charleston Harbor. Founded in 1670 as “Charles Towne” in honor of King Charles II of England.  It adopted it’s current name in 1783. A Beautiful Brick Building Rich in history and it’s well preserved architecture, beautiful houses and buildings are all over this easily walkable city.  And boy…did we walk! In 2012 the city of Charleston was named the “Top US City” and the “Top Destination In The World” by Conte Nast travelers.  On top of these honors it has also been voted, “2012 Reader’s Choice Awards” and “#2 Best City In The US and Canada”, among many others accolades. A Brick Building On One Of The Corners A Beautiful Building In Charleston, SC It’s easy to see why.  Best City in the World?  I’m not so sure.  However I”m not sure what their criteria was for “Best City”, I would imagine people in NYC, Paris, Venice and even Moscow would disagree.  Maybe they were comparing cities of similar size? Then I could say, yes, this could be the best.  Easily walkable, no huge skyscrapers to muck up the beautiful sky, beautiful historic buildings that are...

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Spending A Week In Charleston, SC

On Our Way To Charleston, SC So as you know, we left our sticks and bricks home in Rochester, NY on Wednesday.  We had a routine maintenance appointment in Gaffney, SC on Friday at the Freightliner Service Center.  Which by the way, if you are on a Freightliner chassis and you need repairs done, this is the place.  We always stop here.  They know what they are doing and always seem to do it correctly.  I can’t say that for some other places we’ve stopped at. Anyway… So the next question was, where to now. We looked at the atlas (yes we still have an atlas) and Charleston, SC seemed like a nice spot. Side note: We certainly are up to date and use the latest and greatest GPS made for RVers. Not to mention we always have internet so we have Google maps too. We still find use for an atlas though. I carry two. One is the FMCA atlas that lists Walmarts, Sam’s Clubs, all types of parks and Big Rig Campgrounds. I also highlight all the roads we’ve taken and make notes on where is a good stopping area or where not to go to again. It comes in handy and we like to look and see where we’ve been and where we’d like to go. Our other atlas is a trucker atlas. This has come...

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