Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

James Island County Park
Charleston, SC

We want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

We finally made our escape from Amazon Tuesday.
We had a busy day of picking up to the last minute
when they released us at 4 pm.

George and I had gotten pretty much everything
taken care of the night before,
so that bright and early (7:30!) we could take off.

We encountered some rain, but for the most part,
the weather was behind us,
and the traffic seemed to be going the other direction.

Our first stop was at a Camping World in Spartanburg, SC,
where we had a restful night.
Yesterday morning we finished the trip to
James Island County Park,
and to site #38.

We had a heck of a time getting level.
We ended up hooking up and backing it in again,
all the way over to the left and had better success.

We're so happy to be sitting and enjoying time off!

The weather is so warm here and muggy,
it was in the mid 70's, so shorts and flip flops for me!
We took a ride into a suburb of Charleston and had Chinese buffet..
a Christmas Eve tradition for us.

One thing that this park has is the 
Anytime you go out of the park,
if you aren't back before dark, 
you get to drive through and see the 
lights on the way
back to the campground.

What a spectacle it is!
3 miles of over 700 light displays.
This is just a taste of some of it..

This wasn't a real bridge, just lights, incredible!

There were a lot of animated scenes,
kids throwing snowballs,
Santa hitting a golf ball into the hole...
they do an incredible job.

Today we're lounging a bit,
then going to try Uber for the first time.
My Mom's cruise ship will be in Charleston around 3.
Parking is limited for a big truck,
so we'll get a ride into the city that way.
We get to go aboard,
and have Christmas dinner with her!
We then get to take the tour bus through the the light show,
where we can be dropped off at the campground.

Looking forward to spending Christmas with Mom :-)


  1. Merry Christmas Laurie!! Have a wonderful day and enjoy your time off!! :)

  2. Merry Christmas George and Laurie! So glad you had an uneventful couple of travel days. That's pretty cool that you get to have Christmas dinner on the ship with your Mom!

  3. Happy Holidays to the both of you. It would be great to meet in Custer.

  4. Sounds like a great day and a neat dinner with your mom. Merry Christmas!

  5. Sounds like a great day and a neat dinner with your mom. Merry Christmas!

  6. Many years ago some good friends of our drove us through the James Island Pk. It was amazing then and I can only imagine how it is now. Glad your travels went smoothly.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Jim and Linda