St. James Island County Park, Charleston, SC
Dec 28-30, 2020
County parks are way different than State and National parks. If you have small kids or big kids, this particular county park is a super fun. It’s 650 acres with miles of hiking trails, bike rentals, kayaks, climbing walls, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a water park, 18-hole disc golf course and more!
We arrived in the evening and found ourselves in a line of cars viewing the most spectacular Christmas Festival of Lights show we’ve ever seen!! There are an estimated two million lights with mind blowing animation. Our pictures and videos really don’t do it justice, so I grabbed this one from YouTube…just wish they had captured the golfing Santa!
The next morning we drove into Charleston. What expertise Cary displayed. The streets are narrow, uneven and many are under construction. Cary has definitely mastered driving and parking the RV!
Charleston is such an awesome, historic, and beautiful city. It’s everything you’d expect when you think of southern charm. We walked into a restaurant, Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar and hit the jackpot!! Local oysters $9.95 dozen! After downing 2 dozen of those, we tried their fried oysters…..OMG!!! Sweet corn and green tomato chow chow, hot sauce vinaigrette, blue cheese and bacon! YUM! They convinced us to try the crispy, slightly fried, calamari steak topped with lemon aioli, a sauce of corn, tomato, green onion & bacon! WOW!!!
We met a great couple who sat next to us at the bar, John and Elodee. Elodee is an immigrant from France who recently became a U.S. citizen…she was proud and patriotic! John served 10 years active duty in the army in Afghanistan. We talked (passionately) about the greatness of the Trump presidency and our Constitution and the chance in the near future it could all be destroyed by liberal socialists. 🙁
*FYI – they highly recommended Halls Chophouse ranked #4 in the US. We didn’t have the time, but plan to eat there on our next visit to Charleston…care to join us?