Mel and I left on March 30th for our 35th anniversary trip. Our anniversary was the next week on April 2nd so we took a little getaway that weekend. We did not make specific plans because we like to just go. And go we did, but it was a great weekend and we had a wonderful time enjoying each others company. The Lord was good and we were able to get good accommodations each night as well as find interesting things to do.
- Day 1 went to Clemson Gardens in SC and then drove the side roads down to Aiken, SC. We were hoping to go to some gardens there, but it was late, so we drove on to Augusta to find lodging.
- Day 2 - It rained all night and the next morning. The rain let up and we went to an old Mill in Augusta and went on a boat ride down the canal. It was fun. Later in the day we drove back to Aiken and went to Hopeland Gardens. There were not any flowers, but it was still very pretty. So many large trees that were just beautiful.
- We drove towards Charleston and stayed in Summerville only to find out that there were many events taking place that weekend. One lady told us that we would probably not find a room. But the Lord was good to us and we found nice accommodations in the Country Suites once again.
- Day 3 We left this morning for the beach. It was cool and windy, but we managed to find a fairly quiet spot to put down our blanket, do some reading, and just enjoy relaxing in the sunshine. After a while it started getting a little busy so we packed up and left. We opted out of Charleston due to the activities, knowing it would be crowded.
*Sorry, I spelled Cracker Barrel wrong in the title. Oops.
It was a gorgeous day and a HOT day! We decided to head north and go to the SC mountain area. We came a place called the Natural Bridge Hike. Being a little curious, I wanted to go. It was a 1.4 mile loop and was not supposed to be too hard. But there were several steep and rough places. The fact that it was so hot made it a little more difficult. It really did not end up to be that pretty a hike. If you had time and wanted to go further, you could go to the Raven Cliffs. That was a little too much for me and we still had one more place we wanted to go before heading home.