What we didn't know then was that the April 7th Cajun Festival crowd at James Island was surely about to be "outdone" by the 36th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run on April 6th. I think it was wildly successful. We heard later in the week that the Cajun Festival at James Island had a record breaking attendance... (minus two).
But Sunday afternoon most of the campers (and runners) were nearly all gone and there were plenty camping spaces available. Being easy-going folks, Ken and Nancy canceled their reservation at James Island Campground and joined us here at the KOA. While we didn't want to foul their plan at James Island, we were thrilled to have them join us.
|This was just after Ken and Nancy arrived in early afternoon on Sunday. |
They are in a campsite beside us. (If I try real hard, I can see into their windows!)
|Ken is such a nice guy. Smiling all the while he's heaving those plants again.|
(I think I heard him curse under his breath)
|Within minutes, Ken and Nancy's campsite looked inviting enough to welcome guests... so we went over for a visit! |
(I took these pictures hanging my upper torso out our bedroom window. I'm surprised they didn't throw something at me.)
|Dinner at Carrabbas was superb, as usual. |
Sadly, no food photos this time. I forgot.
|This is the view of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge from Patriots Point. |
It just so happened a huge, loaded cargo freighter was making it's way under the bridge
while we were at Patriots Point.
|Charleston is known as the "Holy City" because of the number of church steeples.|
|Fort Moultrie on Sullivan Island dates to 1776|
This is another "must see" for a return trip to Charleston.
Fort Sumter History (In A Nutshell)
|Fort Sumter from a distance on boat.|
During the Civil War, the fort was three stories high.
Today the two upper levels are gone, leaving just a single level of history.
|Wayne and me, Ken and Nancy at the entrance to Ft Sumter|
About That South Carolina Flag...
|Returning to Patriots Point, we got still more great views of the USS Yorktown|
|Wayne looks onto the USS Yorktown bow|
Returning to Patriots Point, of course we spent lots of time and no money in the gift shop. This is where I first saw a Poo-Pourri display. Yes, it is what you think it is. Janie told me about it, but I was seeing it for sale here for the first time.
|Nancy looking to make a big purchase.|
With our tourist duties officially concluded for the day, it would be important to get in a nap, so Ken does just that.
|Resting up for dinner.|
We're headed out to a "unique little restaurant" called See Wee. It's a suggested restaurant by the campground. We'll give it our taste test later this afternoon.