The day has finally arrived!!! The car is packed, the kids and Molly are in, and at 8:45 we pulled out of the driveway. Today is the first day of our 2013 summer vacation and I can’t wait for all of our fun adventures over the next 7 weeks!
Originally, we had planned on starting this trip in North Carolina visiting with Aunt Barbara, but after her plans changed I gave Davy the option of still going to the mountains or heading somewhere new, and he chose somewhere new. So, to break up the long distance of this trip I decided that our first stop would be to take the boys to Charleston, SC.
I found a little Inn on a creek 5 miles outside of Charleston, the price was cheap and the dog was welcome, so that’s where we are staying.
For dinner I thought that it would be fun to eat on the water. There are so many great places to eat here, but this one was close and right off of Folly Rd, so we stopped at The Crab House….Yum! Davy is now officially a fan of crab legs, although he says that I have to crack the legs for him… Crazy kid! 🙂
Next stop, Folly beach. Davy and I decided earlier in the week that since we were going to be driving up and down the East Coast, that we would be on the look out for lighthouses. Folly has one on the northeast end of the beach called Morris Island Lighthouse. This lighthouse is registered as one of the Nation’s most historic sites. The first ray of light was cast on October 1, 1876 and it is the third lighthouse to occupy this site. This lighthouse was South Carolina’s only first order lighthouse and is now their most beloved symbol of their maritime past. After 7.5 hours in the car, a trip to the beach to see the lighthouse was the perfect ending to our first day.