So maybe I didn't pay much attention in geography class or maybe they didn't teach this part, but until this past week I had no clue Charleston, SC was a coastal town with several beaches and amazing history.
We ended up spending a better part of this week in Charleston at a lovely KOA Campground. It is one of the nicest campgrounds we have been to yet and none of us really wanted to leave. Thankfully we have dearest of friends on our next stop so that helped us get and go this morning.
We are beginning to miss the comforts of home and our people for sure. I miss good, healthy food, my bed, my workouts, and my morning routine in addition to friends and family.
Camping For Weeks Isn't For Wimps
This pop-up camping two to three weeks in a row isn't for wimps. My back and booty have been resting stiffly on the wafer of a "mattress" or rather the piece of plywood underneath since the padding gave up on day two of our trip.
Here are some photos of me attempting to cook a camp breakfast one morning. I consider myself a decent cook in my kitchen, but up me on a propane camp stove with no running water and that's a whole new story.
Our first day in Charleston was a chill day! The kids didn't want to do anything but rest and relax and it was lovely.
Water Taxi, Dolphins, and History...
We hopped on a water taxi one day and rode across over to the old historical area of Charleston which was an love-hate adventure for the kids!
Love: Water Taxi, Dolphin sightings and good food.
Hate: Mom making everyone walk endlessly taking photographs of the beauty!
Gigantic Tree, Beaches and More Beaches!
Day two of Charleston exploration brought the fabulous Angel Tree that is said to be 400ish years old. It was truly amazing. Many of it's limbs being held up by big pieces of wood to support it.
When we walked into the area, Clay and I were immediately drawn to an amazing painting set up with it's artist nearby.
Clay decided to strike up a conversation with the artist which turned into some great inspiration!
This guy is a paleontologist turned painter! He was super sweet and very encouraging to the continue to live life with adventurous spirits!
Next we headed over to the Folly Beach area. It was too cute and super colorful in bright beach flavor!
The beach area was fairly full of people. We were NOT dressed to get in the water and had a few strange looks as we made our way out.
The beach there has soft, very compacted sand. Not too many shells, once again more oyster shells.
They did have a great pier that I spent some great time photographing under.
We had no plans to hit another beach but were craving some great Mexican food so we did a little local research to find out that we were headed only two blocks over from another beach!
Full bellies we wobbled two blocks to the beach...
Charleston, you were good to us, we lived well here!
Love, Grace and Peace,
Holly, Clay and Clan