I’m sitting at the rear dinette, listening to the ocean while John runs to Walmart to buy a snake. Yes, the black tank is clogged. We’ve been here, Pirateland Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, for two hours and John has only been able to setup and play with the toilet.
We got a great deal for a spot near the ocean. I’m glad we’ll be here for a week.
We were in Yemassee for a week. From there we visited Savannah, Hilton Head, and Charleston. The campground wasn’t that great, dirty closed pool, muddy campground roads, but not as bad as I had expected, based on someone else’s comments.
Savannah was good. We didn’t get a very close look on the Old Savannah Trolley Tour, but we heard about the story of the town and its important people and places. I liked the accents. There were actors at the stops who would board the trolley and tell a little story about their time in Savannah or their role in its history.
We drove to a beach on Hilton Head on a nice day. It wasn’t as impressive as I had expected. Well, I’m not sure what I expected. You know, it’s always sounded like a posh resort town with fancy beaches. There were a lot of trees. And a Kmart.
Charleston seemed kinda small. I didn’t look at anything before we went, so I wasn’t sure what we were supposed to look for. We just picked a place to park and walked through the Charleston Market and down to the harbor. No tour or anything. The ferry out to Fort Sumter would have cost close to $100 for all of us. We could see it from where we were.
There is a gourmet donut shop in Charleston called Glazed. The owner was on the first season of Donut Showdown, and lost. Then her mom was on the second season, as a representative of the same shop. How does that happen? We drove by, but they were closed. They must have sold out early. They have a donut called the purple goat, which I would have liked to try.
We drove out to the Charleston Tea Plantation and walked through their “how tea is grown and made” tour. Then we stopped at the Firefly Distillery on the way back. That was a fun tasting. There was a wine tasting, too, but it looked like the same fruit stuff that we tasted in Savannah, and it was taking too long to get a spot at the tasting bar, so we went over to the distillery tasting room.
There were some tasters from Pittsburgh. And it was someone’s birthday. The tasting room attendant, Charlotte, was good. She suggested mixtures of the different flavored vodkas and moonshines, and was happy to pour whatever we wanted to try, despite the 6 sample guideline. I left a tip and we bought a jar of white lightning.