The Bill and Kit 2010 Excellent Adventure Journal-Issue #23
Thursday, March 25, 2010: Woke on our final day at Skidaway Island State Park to cool and foggy weather. We were in no hurry to leave this beautiful park so I unloaded my bike and went off exploring.
I discovered many multi-use trails that bisected the surrounding forest. Many contained interpretive signs telling of the various sites historical significance. Here are a few shots taken this morning on my bike ride through the woods:
I came across an old Moonshine Still that, according to the trailside sign, had been discovered and destroyed by federal agents back in the 1950’s. Apparently the isolated location kept it from being discovered for many years.
Reluctantly, we departed Skidaway Island State Park by early afternoon. We then drove up US-17 crossing the Talmadge Memorial Bridge toward Charleston, South Carolina.
The ride through the coastal back country was scenic but uneventful. We passed through many quaint old southern towns as we drove through Georgia and on into South Carolina. I was tempted to explore them all; however we were anxious to get to Charleston. Remember the “Pointy Roads” out west? They are in the south as well…..however you will notice trees instead of desert?
We arrived at Short Stay, the Navy Recreation Facility on Lake Moultrie which is near Moncks Corner, South Carolina and is just down the road a piece from Goose Creek (honest!). We picked a nice lakeside site and settled in to watch the sun set on another great day.
Kit’s Corner: Staying at Short Stay has been another of my goals for 40 years. We visited this place back when Kimber and Joe were toddlers and vowed at that time to someday buy a trailer and camp here. This is an awesome park and a perfect spot to stay and explore the surrounding area.
Tomorrow we explore Charleston, South Carolina and the surrounding areas…..stay tuned.
Love, Dad/Mom, Poppy/Guma, Bill/Kit