Love having spontaneous friends.. only wish we had picked a better weekend for this little trip! First time in Charleston and it was cloudy and raining almost all three days! A very different sight from what we had in mind. We still had a great time, ate some great food and learned so much about the region’s history. We did one “oopsy” on this trip – we drove up to the Francis Marion National Forest, thinking we could easily find a trail to hike for a couple hours… and we could not! We eventually bummed into the Sheriff who told us that this might not be the best idea for us northern girls.. with all the alligators and snakes roaming around. And surely enough, there was an alligator in the swamp right by us. Thanks, Sheriff! No need to say more, we’ll be on our way now!