beauty, nature photography, travel

Time to start heading home…

When I checked out of the Shem Creek Inn I looked over my list of things I wanted to see in the area and realized there was one spot here in Mt. Pleasant I forgot to check out.  It was raining when I left but not too heavy at first so I decided to go.  By the time I got to my destination, Mt. Pleasant Waterfront Park, it was pouring but it was on my list and I wanted to see it!  I grabbed my umbrella and camera and crossed my fingers that the camera would not get wet and off I went. They have quite a few different types of sculptures here, when I walked down the pier far enough that I could see a battleship off in the distance and there was the Old Sunken Hull…one of 9 cement ships built in NC.  If you are interested in the story, here is the link: 


Getting into my car very wet but with an undamaged camera I decided to add two places to my list on the way to Roanoke Rapids, NC.  I stopped at Biggins Church Ruins in Moncks Corner, SC and Colonial Dorchester Historical Site in Summerville, SC.  The places were what I expected and though I got out of the car with my umbrella I had to use my phone to get images and trying to hold the phone with two hands while keeping myself covered with the umbrella was not an easy task. I think I might have been able to get more and better pictures without the rain.   

Going home I stayed in Roanoke Rapid, NC at the Hilton Garden Inn and the Doubletree Inn in Mt. Laurel, NJ…I had to be home by the 7th so I didn’t have time for many stops on the way home but I did go out of my way heading north to go through the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel…I love going through this tunnel…it goes underwater…eerie but cool at the same time.  I had really hoped to stop at the snack shop because the views are fantastic but there was construction going on and there was no stopping allowed…it kind of took some of the fun away but it was still worth going out of the way…and as sunset approached the sky cleared and I got some sunset shots. 

One last stop on the 6th of March.  I am including this because I love diners!  I have been to this one several times now when driving through CT…really good food!  If you are in the Cromwell, CT area you must go check out the Cromwell Diner!  

 One last image post though it doesn’t have to do with this trip…it was a few days after this trip…my last trip of 2020 to date!…but its me humoring me and I hope you enjoy! The March Super Moon outside my front door through the trees.  🙂  

 I forgot to mention…while in Mt Pleasant I started hearing talk about the Coronavirus and some of the deaths.  It seemed like something that was happening to others and I didn’t give it much thought but my sister had called to say she did not want me or any of the other siblings at her house because we had all been out and about and she was fearful we would bring the virus into her home.  I was originally dismissive and that is why I was staying to my schedule to be home by the 7th because I was expected at her house.  In the end I did not go to her house and she has been on her own since my other sister left…on March 5th or 6th.  She did end up in the hospital with an issue for a few days…on the floor where they were keeping  the patients with the virus though she was put in a negative pressure room on her own.  She was tested for the virus 4 times, came back negative and she finally went home! My family has managed to escape this horror so far though we know people who have gotten sick and/or died…I hope you and your loved one are staying safe! 

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See you on the road!  

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries. – Aldous Huxley

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