Spend a week driving around anywhere in this country and you’re bound to come back with a few highlights. Here is a quick recap of mine….
While in South Carolina I found Fort Sumter to be a very interesting tour. An hour round trip by boat and an hour out on the island provided to be very enlightening about the beginnings of our civil war. If you’re ever in the area, make this excursion, you’ll be glad you did.
Top Photo is the top of a mural in the museum at the Fort. Second Photo is of a row of cannons still on their mounts. Third, the now tattered American Flag that flew over the Fort. And last is a scale model of the fort when it was operational.
Driving though parts of Tennessee we came across the Ocoee Whitewater Center, which was the 1st time Olympic kayaking competition was held on a natural river. As we drove past we watched dozens of kayakers and rafters taking advantage of recent rains to run the river. (Made us wish we had boats with!) Below is a photo of one of the many creeks feeding this water wonderland.
In North Carolina we spent a morning hiking in the Dupont State Forest. Widely known for its miles of hiking and waterfalls it did not disappoint.
So if you’re wondering how close all these places are to one another…they're not. My friend Chuck and I put on 1449 miles on our rental car, oh and picked up 153 geocaches along the way as well. Sure beats working!