Ant flying around a curve at Carolina Motorsports Park in Camden, SC
Ant flying around a curve at Carolina Motorsports Park in Camden, SC
on the start line of Carolina Motorsports Park in Camden, SC
Ant and Freg with Jenny the Jeep and Mike’s flag on the start line of the Carolina Motorsports Park.
Interesting lighting and light fixtures in Salud! for our Day 1 dinner. There are so many different color lamp shades you can’t help but smile.
Jenny the Jeep enjoying some resting time in Francis Marion State Park, SC
Bits of beautifully colored life still remain in cooler temps of Francis Marion State Park, SC
Jenny the Jeep in the midst of many pines in the Francis Marion State Park, SC
An odd tree in Francis Marion State Park, SC. This unique tree stands out amongst all the pine trees behind it.
Beautiful natural canopy from old oak trees with spanish moss in Francis Marion State Park, SC
Old rusty chain and metal near canal in Francis Marion State Park, SC
Jenny the Jeep in front of large oaks with spanish moss in Francis Marion State Park, SC
Drowned trees remain strong in SC bog. The sun streams through creating an interesting mix with the clouds.
Freg has his eye on the line of his ball, Ant watches too. The mini-golf was extremely competitive this afternoon.
Rocking chairs line the porch outside the old house were Gullah Grub Restaurant is located. Traditional Gullah and lowcountry cuisine is prepared and served here using fresh, local ingredients.
The ruins of Chapel of Ease are over 264 years old. A forest fire in 1886 left just the tabby walls and a cemetery nearby.
Exposed oyster beds in the pluff mud of the marsh during low tide.
The elegant plantation home that resides on the property of Boone Hall Plantation. This home was constructed in 1936 by Canadian Ambassador Thomas Stone.
The famous ‘Avenue of Oaks’ at Boone Hall Plantation. These live oaks are over 250 years old and form a tunnel over the sandy road; quite a grand entrance to the home.
The wall at the front of Boone Hall Plantation. This brick wall has identical curves the entire length of the wall.
Oh, beautiful Blue Moon beer how delicious you are on a warm summer day. You complimented my burger and sunshine, thank you.
Freg ordered a black cat burger medium rare with a side of fries from Poe’s Tavern. This hand ground beef burger was topped with pimento cheese, Edgar’s drunken chili, applewood bacon, and grilled onions.
Carolyn ordered one of the specials for dinner from Five Loaves Cafe. The dinner was fresh made sweet potato ravioli stuffed with goat cheese in a sage cream sauce, with sauteed spinach, tomatoes, cranberries, and caramelized pearl onion, topped with marinated grilled chicken. An amazingly delicious meal, words really are not adequate enough, SO GOOD!
Freg ordered the tilapia piccata from Five Loaves Cafe for dinner. This food tasted as good as it looks. A fresh piece of tilapia with lemon, capers, tomatos, spinach, and parsley over garlic mashed potatoes.
A beautiful canopy of live oaks located in Battery Park provides shade from the intense sun. Battery Park was first used as a public garden in 1837.
People moving about in the market down in Charleston. In the foreground you can see beautiful examples of sweet grass baskets and flowers.
A rooftop view from the Vendue Inn of Charleston, SC. This skyline view displays how Charleston is also named the ‘Holy City’ due to multitude of steeples.
The Morris Island Lighthouse in the background, off the northern point of Folly Beach. The beach is scattered with these huge pieces of driftwood.
Freg ordered ‘Mary’s Greek Tacos’ from Henry’s House located in the market area. Freg, of course, scraped all the tomatos off before devouring. Grilled chicken topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce. Tasty tacos served in excellent portion sizes.
The original structure of Hampton Plantation was built in the 1740s in the style of Georgian architecture, with two wings added in the 1760s and the portico added in 1791. Hampton operated as a huge rice plantation off the Wambaw Creek.
President Washington made a visit to Hampton Plantation during his Southern Tour. During his stay he saved this live oak tree from being cut down in front of the home.
Fishing boats and sailboats anchored out in Georgetown’s Harbor. The harbor had a lot of activity on this nice Saturday afternoon.
A sailboat docked in Georgetown harbor. The sail is away and everything else seems to be buttoned up.
An old house on the side of an old country road. There were no steps leading up to the porch and most of the shutters were broken. There was almost no paint on this once white house, however the shutters still retain the hint of green.
Ivey creeps up the side of an old brick building. I especially like the contrast between the green organic leave of the ivy and the structure of the worn red brick.
A view of the Pee Dee River as it makes its way through Cheraw at Riverfront Park. A nice place to come and relax, take a walk, or eat a picnic.
Can you spot the tree frog in the shrub? This little fellow was providing us with beautiful ‘singing’ during our dinner outside on the patio of the Flying Saucer.
Spaten Franziskaner Hefe-Weiss is a German wheat beer. A delicious lighter refreshing brew that contained fruity wheat aromas.
Chaka is the oldest male western lowland gorilla at the Riverbanks Zoo, he is about 28 years old. We were lucky enough to view him right at the glass in the viewing area.
A Galapagos Tortoise at the Riverbanks Zoo pokes his head up towards us. These are the largest living species of tortoise and the oldest has been recorded at around 170 years old.
A lion and lioness stay in the shade and out of the hot sun at the Riverbanks Zoo. These guys stared directly at us as we stared back at them. We were comforted by the fact that there was a large moat and wall between us.
The South Carolina State House. Completed construction of this building occurred in 1907.
Freg ordered the Sullivan’s Burger with a side of sweet potato fries from Pawley’s Front Porch. This massive burger contained grilled pineapple, guacamole, citrus jalapeno mayo, and pepper jack cheese. Freg enjoyed the combo of the pineapple and the guacamole.
The sun, sitting directly behind a large cloud over Lake Murray. The light poking through the cloud creates an ominous looking scene. The boat beneath may or may not be sucked into a worm hole.
The sun is slowly creeping down the horizon on Lake Murray. It was beautiful to watch the sun seemingly sink into the distance.
Hay rolled and ready to be sold, sits out in the field to dry. A large field off a two day lane road in South Carolina.
The Greenwood Alumni group from the University of South Carolina submitted this Gamecock topiaries for the S.C. Festival of Flowers.
What a wonderful treat. Tina provided us with a spectacular homemade meal. Grilled flank steak, fresh grilled vegetables, and garlic mashed potatoes, YUM! Everything was delicious and Thomas did an excellent job grilling the steak; we enjoy rare.
Tina, Freg’s cousin and her Fiance Thomas sitting out by the fire light to enjoy a cool summer’s evening. Good fire, good brew, good people.
Green River Road is the centerline of the Battle of Cowpens. Patriots and Loyalists set up fronts along this road. Patriots fought under Brigadier General Morgan and Loyalists under Banastre Tarelton. The park has signs along the road to help you understand what the armies went through that day.
A butterfly takes a break and uses its extra long tongue to slurp down some sweet nectar off this cone flower.
A view of the upper falls on Reedy River in Falls Park. You can see the singular pedestrian suspension bridge above the water. A unique bridge that provides a cool view of the park. There were a lot of families enjoying the park amenities today.
People walking across the suspension bridge in Falls Park. In the background a look at the upper falls of Reedy River. The park was full of people enjoying the outdoors and good weather.
The upper fall of the Reedy River at Falls Park in Greenville. This beautiful green space is located in downtown and was filled with people on this lovely summer day.
Robert Lord telling one of his infamous stories during dinner on the porch at the home of Robert and Jenny Lord; parents to Those Guys, Rachel. The food and company was quite agreeable that evening.
Our spectacular hostess, Jenny Lord, cooked up a southern staple of shrimp and grits. It was fantastic, the grits were creamy and delicious and sopped up the gravy just so. Wonderful full bellies.
A boater enjoying the weather and water out on Lake Jocassee. Nearing the boarder of where South and North Carolina converge we spy mountains.
Lake Jocassee is a gorgeous blue green color with trees surrounding all around. We spy a swimmer venturing in for a cool-off.