SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, S.C. – I touched a hurricane today. Hurricane Earl’s deadly riptides have already claimed a surfer somewhere along the East Coast, according to an overheard conversation back in Ocean City. A couple of fishermen were the only other souls at a beach in Sullivan’s Island today and while Melani and Trevor mined the […]
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Boone Hall Plantation has a Canadian connection. While the plantation was founded in 1681, the building we toured (as we did two years ago) is the fourth on that spot. The first two burned. The third fell into disrepair. What now stands was built by Canadian Ambassador Thomas Stone in 1935. Rather […]
But wait, you’re saying: You seem to have some Ocean City anger, but I thought you liked tacky. SOUTH OF THE BORDER, S.C. — I do like tacky. But I like a very specific kind of tacky. I loved – loved! – South of the Border. This South Carolina tourist attraction spitting distance (literally, if […]
Charleston, S.C., has everything I look for in a holiday: sun, beaches and a rich history. Of course, it has far too much history to absorb in one week and so we narrowed our focus to the Gullah-Geechee people.
Today was, unapologetically, Tourist Day. While Melani and Trevor went to the Ripley’s Aquarium, Kendra and I got lost, found our way along (I swear to God) Iron Man Lane, and did some damage at the local thrift shops. Lunch was at Benjamin’s Seafood Calabash, where the buffet was about the size of our apartment. After […]
We brought walkie-talkies with us, so when Trevor ran ahead through the swampland toward the beach, I said into my talkie: “Boy, when an alligator starts gnawing its way up your leg, be sure to press the Talk button so we can hear every scream.” Cuz that’s how our family rolls. We spent the day […]