After a long and busy spring, we decided we needed to get away. Jill wanted a beach, but knew it would be difficult to talk me into it, unless she bribed with camping. So, a trip was planned to the Great Smokey Mountains for some camping, then on to the beach in South Carolina. The trip was amazingly relaxing, even though the camping was a wash due to endless rain. We made the most of it, but Daufuskie Island more than made up for some frustrating days camping.
We started out with a long road trip, with a stop in Nashville to visit the Science Museum to break up the drive. Then camping at Mile High Campground high up in the mountains near Great Smokey Mountain National Park.[pe2-gallery album=”http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/103369115986217518663/albumid/6171529691481672001?alt=rss&hl=en_US&kind=photo” ]
We made the most of the weather that we had, but even I had just about enough of the dampness and rain when it was time to pack up and head south. We closed up a soaking wet camper and headed on to bluer skies at sea level. We had to move quickly because we needed to get groceries for four days and make it 5 hours to Bluffton, SC in time for our 3 PM water taxi ride to the island. Daufuskie doesn’t have a bridge or a ferry service, nor does it have a grocery store. This was going to be an adventure![pe2-gallery album=”http://picasaweb.google.com/data/feed/base/user/103369115986217518663/albumid/6171527546129751521?alt=rss&hl=en_US&kind=photo” ]
The island was a hit with everyone. The beach was gorgeous, the atmosphere was completely relaxing, and golf-cart only transportation was the cap to a really fun and super relaxing trip but entirely too short trip.