Monday, October 3, 2016

Palmetto Islands County Park

I am loving these early morning walks.  A couple of places that I would like to go don't open until 9:00 am and I like to go out earlier than that.  Maybe I will be a bit later for the next outing.

Palmetto Park is also in Mount Pleasant.  We first visited years and years ago before we moved here so it was probably something like 1999 when my grandsons were little guys - and they are all grown up now.  This is a really big park for being in the city and we only visited a portion of it.  Admission is $2 per adult.  Not sure about kids.  Dogs are welcome on leash and there is also a dog park!  So, come with me as we re-explore an old favorite!


This is one of the kayak launch docks.
I was surprised there was no one fishing but it was a Monday - back to work!

Group party/picnic area


You have got to love this great swing for viewing the wildlife and just relaxing.


Another launch area.

There are little paths and walkways everywhere.

Boardwalks

There is a large observation tower for those with strong legs!
The views from the tower are fabulous.


My exploring partners!

Shem Creek Park

The next place we visited was Shem Creek Park in Mount Pleasant.  It is a fairly new park and I though I had died and gone to heaven the first time I visited.  Walking on a boardwalk with the marshlands all around me, shrimp boats, fishing boats, water everywhere and quaint restaurants.  I took way too many pictures but you will get to see what I am talking about.  Here we go!
There are a few ways to access the park and I chose the main entrance.


Up close and personal with the shrimp boats!


Looking across Shem Creek to a couple of shrimp boats.
Vickery's is a very popular restaurant right on the creek.

This is Red's, which is my favorite place on the creek when I want to people watch, have a cold beer or a glass of wine and a nice southern meal.





This is Lacey, my grand-dog who was so good about letting me take pictures.

I have taken pretty much this same picture more than once because I love seeing the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the distance.


There is just this one small hammock in the park where you can spend a bit of time in the shade on a hot and sunny day.


Never give up.  Never let anything stop you from enjoying the things that bring you pleasure.

Back in the Lowcountry

I have been gone from the Lowcountry for so, so long.  I am back for a visit with my family and have had fun revisiting some of my most favorite places.  Please come along with me as I take you on a tour!

My first visit was to Pitt Street Park in Mount Pleasant which is just across the bridge from Charleston.  Pitt Street used to lead to a pontoon bridge that spanned the Intra-coastal Waterway to reach Sullivan's Island.  Today the bridge has been replaced by the Ben Sawyer Bridge and the old bridge area turned into a lovely little park.  I took my grand-dog, Lacey, a yellow lab and set out early in the morning.
As we were leaving I realized that most people who visit Charleston never find their way to the Old Village in Mount Pleasant.  It is so full of charm - I took this picture quickly out the windshield as I headed home.  I hope you enjoyed your visit with me!

I was there five years ago and your can see that posting by clicking HERE.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

Yesterday was the first time across the Ravenel Bridge in over a year.  It remains my favorite even after traveling cross country two times!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Cruisin' the ICW

One of the best parts of staying at Buck Hall Recreation Center is watching the boats go by.