hey hey isabel
few years back we flew to charleston and drove direct to hilton head where we stayed for 6 nights and did day trips, one of those nights we spent in charleston to see couple friends we met on cruise ship that live there and owned a restaurant. my first time to this area and loved it
we drove to savannah, parked the car and went roaming. did a trolley tour to be informed of places of interest. parks, fountains, statues, gardens, antebellum homes, different colorful flowers, haunted places in the city, cemetaries, diverse neighborhoods, food, river street marketplace, shopping, local souvenirs
ate fried green tomatoes for the first time (never heard of them) so so good
mrs wilkes dining room. it's down home southern family style, sit where ever they lead you to, menu is what they bring to table. no reservations 11am - 2pm M-F get there early, stand in line.
bonaventure cemetery. interesting, private in the beginning, and historical, who's buried there, sitting above the wilmington river. if you do go get a map.
friend read about yemassee, a lowcountry town and train station. stopped to see the remodeled station, shocked to see China Town chinese restaurant, been there a long time, carolina cider shop, frampton plantation house, seeing cotton growing along the hiway and back roads.
drove thru the small town of beaufort, it's artsy fartsy, and like it. my brother was stationed there 40 years ago so had to drive thru, over the bridge and thru the streets.
also drove to tybee island, fish boats along the way wanting to buy if i stayed longer being so fresh. drove a little around town then walked along the beach.
we really had a fabulous time being tourists. i grew up in rural/ranch area of hawaii so this was a new and wonderful experience. enjoy and have fun. lots of different opinions here, it's my 2 cents