August 5 – 9 Ridgeville, South Carolina

August 11, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

Givhans Ferry State Park

Such a nice quiet place!  Off the beaten path and another beautiful place.  We are just amazed daily at how many beautiful places there are that we are so fortunate to see…


We were lucky enough to see Donna’s friends, Sue Gage and Lisa Gage Patrick again.  They all went to High School together in Subic Bay, Philippines.  We had planned this trip not knowing we would see them several weeks earlier. 

They came out to visit us one evening to see The Sandman.  We had burgers with all the fixings and some yummy desserts, they brought to share.  As luck would have it, those evening South Carolina thunderstorms rolled in shortly after dinner.  It gave us a chance to hang out inside and yack for a bit – LOL!!

The next day we all got together again and headed to Charleston.  We toured the area and some of the outlying islands.  We had a great lunch on the beach at Isle of Palms, and then we caught a ferry to Fort Sumter.


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Charleston is filled with so much history and the most beautiful tree lined streets ever.  We need to come back!!   We ended the day going to the famous “Angel Tree”.  It’s estimated to be over 400 years old.  Coolest tree we’ve ever seen.  It was a great time!!!

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When down in this area, it’s important to note how to evacuate during hurricane season.  We happened upon this route many times.

Our last day at Givhans we did something new – can’t believe we’ve never done this before.  We rented floating tubes and went down the Edisto River. The river runs right behind the campground and “Edisto Adventures” rents whatever you need.  Off we went – 2 miles – 2 hours.  We took a cooler for lunch and snacks.  They pick you up at the end and bring you back to the park.  SO much fun!!!


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