Carolina Cider Company

Came across this spot on Charleston Highway. It is an adorable store with tasty ciders, jams/jellies, honeys, candies, baked goods, BBQ sauces, and all sorts of gifts for the palate. The shop is a former gas station. What a great repurpose idea!

The Outside..
The Inside…

And while there check out the planter covered in license plates, have a cider, and rock a bit as time goes by..

Enjoy!

Welcome to South Carolina

Stopped at the South Carolina Travel Center in Hardeeville, South Carolina. While not open at the hour I arrived many state tourism books were available outside the center.

Visitor Center
Nice picnic grounds

After taking a book I began a conversation with a friendly security guard which led me to my next venue.

While the Visitor Center was closed due to covid, this was a fun place for a walk with it’s beauty and many signs along the short trails. A great stop off with kids when you need to stretch your legs and get some fresh air.

Have the kids, (or even adults), try to locate songbirds, animal tracks, Spanish moss in the trees, and wetlands.

Quite an engaging path..
Spanish Moss

Can’t recall what these two are, however they are simply lovely.

Palms
Wetlands

And of course if anything is learned in this visit, it is the name of this culprit….

Poison Ivy

So, make the stop, walk the trails, and take a break…

I guarantee you’ll be glad you did…

Off to North Carolina

Have accepted a travel nurse gig in North Carolina. Left at 4:45 a.m. to travel to this next adventure. Spent my last Florida day walking the beach, soaking up the sun, and treating myself to a brownie hot fudge sundae. The condo remains in renovation state, however, between Steve and my daughter it will come together. Much progress has been made and those who follow have seen the blogs.

The 600 mile trek was an easy one with clear skies and little traffic. The 2 1/2 hours to the Florida border was easy and have my fingers crossed this will continue for the entire journey. Entering Georgia I noted this overhead sign,

“You’all don’t litter.”

This was a welcomed sign as in traveling through our beautiful country I have noted a horrific build up in trash along our roads. Since I am old and was indoctrinated under Lady Bird Johnson’s, “Keep America Beautiful,” campaign, this litter distresses me. It also causes brings to mind hygiene as we are in the midst of a pandemic and would this trigger another??

In Florida, they often have inmate work crews handling this task. While this doesn’t resolve the problem it does help.

On to North Carolina…

Next: Sheet Rock

With electrical and plumbing completed the next step of closing those holes begins. I have learned from the handyman and friend I hired this is quite a process. The sheet rock needs to be screwed into the joists, the walls muded, the joints taped. then muded again, sanded, and only then can you start to paint. WHEW!

Nice job, wouldn’t you say?

Thanks, Steve

Cabinetry delivery is behind schedule. With covid these deliveries are lagging due to factory worker illness. So if conducting a renovation take that into account. Since I have started another travel nurse gig arrangements were made for delivery acceptance and installation. That said no final pics will be available till the fall.

Stay tuned.

My currently unemployed daughter and son in law will be doing this deed.

Thanks, guys.