Monday, October 13, 2014

August 18, 2014 (119th Day)

The day was partly sunny and pleasant. It was 86˚ It was the hottest it has been for a long time since we were much farther north thus far.

After getting things together in the van we set out of the campground at 9 am.

We made to South Carolina (SC) state line at 9:20 am. 

Still driving on Route 701 South, a very pleasant drive.  From there we got on Route 501 to check out one Roadside Attraction: Travelers' Chapel - a tiny church that was built in 1972.  The door is ALWAYS open because there is no lock.  While Edith was walking around taking pictures she noticed there were thousands and thousands of dragonflies buzzing around.  It was hard for her to get a shot of one because they would not sit still. 

When we were ready to go out a dragonfly found a resting place in the van - Door handle by the passenger side door.

Along the way we saw few interesting things

Odd Figurine for Dental Office (wanting to be sure people take care of their teeth, no matter what they look like!)
Old Chevrolet Truck (1946 or 1947)
Mural on the building wall
Low Rider
It was noon time and we were hungry. The sign in front of the restaurant in Pawleys Island, SC caught our eyes and we quickly pulled into the parking lot.  Hog Heaven BBQ serves lunch buffet style with southern comfort foods for only $7.25! Fried chicken, fried fish, fried okra, french fries, pork 'n beans.. Do we need to go on?  For that price it was worth every dollar!  We did not think we will go hungry around supper time.

We stayed on Route 17 until we arrived Charleston, SC in the late afternoon. 

Bumper to Bumper Traffic!

We were planning on sightseeing a bit before checking into a campground, but it was during rush hour and it was hard to find a parking spot. We just drove around and around and made several stops for Edith to go out and get pictures.  We decided that we were going to come back here early tomorrow morning before tourists show up.

The Cathederal of St John the Baptist 

It was getting late and we needed to find a campground.  We looked it up on the internet to see where the nearest one is, found one in Mount Pleasant, SC.  It cost us $4 for a night!  How?  KOA Rewards, so that was nice.

Like we said earlier we thought we were not going to be hungry for supper, but we were.  There was Raising Cane's fast-food joint not far from the campground. When we were in Louisiana last May we went to one and we liked their chicken fingers and the dipping sauce that came with them. Their lemonade is very good.  Raising Cane's was founded in Baton Rogue back in 1996.

That is on T-shirt worn by Raising Cane's workers. COOL!

We went back to the campground feeling sated. 

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