After all of the passport hysteria settled down and we made it to James Island County Park (campsite map) we set up our tent and fed the dogs and dug all of the stuff out of the car that we needed to cook dinner and hang out at the campsite. (We probably overpacked…)
After they ate we headed over to the dog park for the last 30 min that it was open. They made some new friends and went for a swim in the lake which was great because we are all sleeping in a tent tonight.
We had enough time for a short drive to Charleston’s downtown before heading off to bed, it’s up again at 6am to reorganize the car and make it to our next stop by 11:30 am.
We didn’t have time to visit with any family in Charleston on this trip, we have to get North to see the New England coast and we only have so many days. We will have to plan another trip to visit everyone when we get back.
And off to bed, the first night camping with the dogs. They’ve been asleep since they got into the tent, definitely not what we expected.
Killer gear for our first night:
Coleman LED Lantern – lasts 16 hours on 8 D cells and lights up the entire campsite.
Coleman Tent Fan – awesome for cooling down the tent, especially in the summer time.
Sandra’s new Therma-Rest Dreamtime sleeping pad. 3″ of air matress and memory foam heaven!