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Outdoor topics => Travel Guide => Topic started by: dgdrls on November 12, 2017, 12:09:19 PM

Title: Low Country SC
Post by: dgdrls on November 12, 2017, 12:09:19 PM
Quick visit to the Low Country of South Carolina,  love the area and vacation here regularly
Title: Re: Low Country SC
Post by: WDH on November 12, 2017, 08:11:58 PM
Eat some shrimp and grits. 
Title: Re: Low Country SC
Post by: dgdrls on November 12, 2017, 09:10:43 PM
Eat some shrimp and grits.

My bride had some for lunch in Charleston,  wow!!  that was a fine lunch

Title: Re: Low Country SC
Post by: WV Sawmiller on November 13, 2017, 12:57:29 PM
   Nice country but real different. People wanted to build along the high ground overlooking the huge marshes along the New River and such. Live Oaks with Spanish Moss, pine trees and lots of marsh grass. I remember tides of 6-8 feet a couple times a day many times of the year.

   I spent 3.5 years there at Beaufort/Parris Island when I was in USMC. Daughter was born there. You had to get used to the mosquitoes and sand fleas and heat and humidity. I swear when you'd come to attention and salute at morning and evening colors every bug in the area would rush out for a free meal.

    We found out about the clamming and my wife and her friends would take son's little red wagon and a couple of tater rakes to the Ribeuat Monument at the golf course and she and friends would dig a 5 gallon bucket full between the time the tide went out and started back in - about 2 hours or less. It was like carrying 2 cement blocks up a slippery, greasy mud bank but the ladies loved it. Fishing in the Combahee and Ashepoo River was good. There sure were lots of big gators down there feasting on the fish and turtles stranded in the pools at low tide.

   Savannah and Charleston were very old and interesting downs with some great seafood restaurants. Our favorite was Tego Bay with Calabash style in Charleston. We visited there 2 years ago in March and had a real good time in the local parks, Charleston and Savannah and visiting old friends who live there. We drove past our old house and my wife said "They put a new roof on!" My daughter told her "Mom, its been over 30 years. Of course they replaced the shingles on the roof."

   On our last trip we saw several armadillos in the parks and around old plantations. I don't remember them being there in the late 1970's to early 1980's when we were there. I guess they migrated on north from Georgia but I don't know how they crossed the New River and several others there.

   There is a lot of unique beauty down there but it does take some getting used to.
Title: Re: Low Country SC
Post by: Al_Smith on November 26, 2017, 07:11:57 AM
Eat some shrimp and grits.
I'd be in for the shrimp but forgo the grits myself . :D
Title: Re: Low Country SC
Post by: florida on November 01, 2018, 08:37:45 AM
I grew up on James Island south of Charleston. It was a different city then, antiquated and things happened slowly. Civil War history was everywhere and lots of buildings in downtown still had bullet holes and chunks knocked out from cannon balls. The Seige of Charleston was the longest battle of the Civil War and basically lasted from the first shot fired until Lee surrendered. A great place to visit is the Lasch Center, Saturdays only, and see the CSS Hunley.

If you really want to see lowcounty unspolied beauty  go toward Beaufort and see the ACE basin. It really is breath taking.
Title: Re: Low Country SC
Post by: Al_Smith on November 14, 2018, 10:27:34 AM
I haven't been in Charleston for ages which was when I was in the navy and that was a long time ago .However as I type one of the submarines I was on is having a reunion this year at that location which I look forward to .Some of those old coots,which I am one of can nearly be as ornery at 70 years of age and older as they were 50 years ago .Lots of fun to say the least  8)
Title: Re: Low Country SC
Post by: thecfarm on November 14, 2018, 10:37:53 AM
I kinda like it when someone will say,they are old,that's why they are like that. ::) Well I have known some of them for 30 years and they was the same way at 40 as 70 years old.
Title: Re: Low Country SC
Post by: WV Sawmiller on November 14, 2018, 09:21:53 PM
   Have a great visit. My daughter, SIL and Grandson went to Savannah about 120 miles south of there a week or so back. He went to college there and they both love the area.

  Have a great time at the reunion. I have worked with a couple of submariners on various assignments around the world and I am convinced all that pressure and bumping your heads all the time does things to you. :D Have a great time and thanks to you and your pals for your especially demanding service.