Katherine lent us one of her cars for the day. We drove about 12 miles south to the “Angel Oak”, which is a huge oak tree that they figure is 1,200 to 1,400 years old. It’s absolutely amazing. See pictures. Then, we went into Charleston.
We wandered around the market and waterfront area, and had lunch at a Thai restaurant called “Aromas”. It’s at 50 North Market St. We had been looking for somewhere reasonable, and saw their sign in the window advertising $6.95 lunch special. We were very surprised to see a large selection of items, and then even more surprised to be presented with a huge dinner sized plate of food. It was very good. In fact, while we were eating, another couple was reading the menu outside, and obviously looked like they were contemplating coming in. We had a window seat, and waved at them that they should definitely be coming in. They did, and when we left they thanked us for encouraging them…they were very pleased as well.
Kevin, in front of the Angel Oak tree
Ruth at the trunk of the Angel Oak tree
Angel Oak tree...estimated to be 1,400 years old.
We also played tourist, and paid the $7 each to gain entry to the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. This building has a lot of historical significance in South Carolina, and dates back to 1716. The dungeon is where Stede Bonnet "the Gentleman Pirate" and his crew were imprisoned in the Court of Guard prior to their hanging. It was interesting, but we expected a little more for the $7 entry fee. This is usually the case though with touristy stuff.
Fountain by the park in Charleston
Taken from the 3rd floor window at the Old Exchange building in Charleston
Tomorrow we will head for Myrtle Beach, but we have enjoyed our time here at Folly Beach, and would likely return some day.
Total Nights Sleeping in the RV… 171
April Fuel $ 98.58
April Grocery $ 96.64
April Overnight Costs $ 7.12