After wintering around Florida, we started to head North a little early in February of 2020 to Charleston, South Carolina! A reminder that this is pre-COVID, so this is before the latest trends in masks. ?

James Island County Park Campground

This was our second time staying at this Campground. While a bit more expensive than many county parks, it really is closer to being a full-fledged RV Park than a “campground”. There are TONS of things to do right there in the park, including a water park, rock climbing walls, trails, kayaking! It's also super close to historic downtown Charleston!

U.S.S. Yorktown | Patriot's Point

We've been wanting to take this tour since our first visit to Charleston back in 2018, so this time we finally went! After eating, of course!

While quite a bit older and smaller than the aircraft carrier Chad served on, it was really neat being able to see a real naval aircraft carrier and get a feel for what it must have been like to live and work on.

North Charleston | Firefly Distillery

We met up with our friends Jennifer and Dustin, who live in North Charleston to head out for some food and fun!

For the food, we ate at a food truck restaurant called Lola, but not before we grabbed a beer at Commonhouse Aleworks while waiting for our table. Both were amazing!

Then, it was on to the main attraction for the afternoon, Firefly Distillery! This place was really neat! It's a new location for the distillery and they have tours, a tasting room, and cocktail/entertainment rooms! Additionally, there's a large outdoor space for live entertainment and concerts, and they have food trucks on the weekends. The place just has a really cool vibe!

We took a tour (part of the tasting), and sampled some various vodkas and moonshines! Delicious and loads of fun!

Downton Charleston!

The next day, we met up with Dustin and Jennifer again to kick around downtown Charleston and get some brunch!

Brunch was at 82 Queen and it was amazing! We then walked around King street market, which is held on every second Sunday. After a tour of the Unitarian Church Cemetary, the College of Charleston, and the Battery it was time to say our goodbyes and move forward in our journey!

Links ?

? ?? Patriots Point: www.patriotspoint.org/
? ?Lola: lolaparkcircle.com/
? ? Commonhouse Aleworks: www.commonhousealeworks.com/
? ? Firefly Distillery: www.fireflydistillery.com/
? ? 82 Queen: www.82queen.com/

Related Videos ?

? Our 2008 Charleston Video: youtu.be/jzFk-RoJF6o