Charlie and Lanie's Rally to Cali

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Coon’s and Gator’s

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Charleston South Carolina.

Our first real destination!  It took us 4 days to get only 8 hours away from New Jersey… however, Charleston was amazing.  We pulled up to our nicest hotel yet, which by the way I have to mention, the night before we stayed at “America’s Best Value.”  A charming one star motel which had an attached bar.  Use your best imagination here of a place that you would see and absolutely without a doubt want to run the other way and that was it.  Cockroaches, ferrel cats and us constantly checking out the window at our car every 5 minutes.  Yeah home sweet home for the night.

On the other hand, Charleston was wonderful.  We got a chance to walk the entire city and look at things we could never afford.  Again so many lacrosse players and apparently the popped collar fad is still going on.  We walked down the Old Slaves Market and saw the ocean.  Ate at Poogan’s Porch where we tried true Fried Green Tomatoes and have to say that I am totally smitten.  Could possibly be the best thing we have eaten on the trip.  Had a few drinks and were in bed by 10.  This whole exploring the country thing is exhausting.   Wake up to once again eat fried green tomatoes, this time as a BLT at Hominy Grill.  Charlie had a meal called the Big Nasty which included a biscuit, fried chicken, sausage gravy, cheddar cheese and a side of grits.  The name says it all.

After that we drove down to Edisto Beach which is a state park right on the beach where we got a chance to camp.  Went to a Piggly Wiggly and made burgers on the fire.  We swam in the water which was super warm and rough bc of the oncoming hurricane.  The shells in South Carolina are like the shells in New Jersey, only on steroids.  Mussel shells the size of your hand.  Raccoons were climbing across the tree tops to spy on all the campers and wait for us to go to sleep.  All around successful camping except when we woke up this morning, it was as if the heavens opened up and unleashed all the flies in the world onto us.  I have to say that it was a glimpse into what hell might be like.  Flies were everywhere and they really liked our Italian blood.  It did however make us the fastest break down campers I know.  So fast I forgot to grab my Rainbow sandals.   Anyone who owns a pair of broken-in Rainbow sandals feels my pain.

So that takes us to here outside Savannah and will be making a trip into the city tomorrow.  Keep in touch everyone.


Written by rallytocali

September 21, 2010 at 1:00 am

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  1. pics are amazing so glad you guys are having fun.. la sucks about the rainbows but i have a good feeling there is a surf shop or two in socal..


    September 22, 2010 at 12:26 am

  2. we enjoyed meeting you guys @ Mrs. Wilkes. Enjoy your trip & maybe we’ll see you in California!

    Mike Cowan

    September 23, 2010 at 3:18 pm

  3. Love reading the blog La! About the sandals…I don’t know if these are them, but they just popped up on ebay.


    September 24, 2010 at 1:45 am

    • No worries we went and bought a pair for me the next day.. Had to sneak that into the budget


      September 24, 2010 at 12:34 pm

  4. Lanie!!!
    Joelle misses you already, but we know you are having the time of your life!!! We love your blog and we’re big fans of the cute pics! Can’t wait to read about what happens next!!! In the meanwhile, Joelle sings your name while she twirls in her tutu blowing kisses, Aunt “Lalalalala!”
    We love you guys!!! Happy trails!!


    September 25, 2010 at 12:34 pm

  5. Hi La! I am happy to follow you on your trip. We will be packing the RV soon to travel to New Orleans and will be zig-zagging our way down. on our way we will go to the Jack Daniels factory as one of the many stops. You are smart to camp in the Nat’l Parks and should have good luck in any of the State’s Parks too. Tennessee has a great road tour site www. It gives a good report on the area. Also in most southern states they have a 511 system that gives you road conditions and tourist and camping information, hotels prices and eateries, etc. When you cut accross Florida do so on Allegator Alley, very interesting and fun. Air boat tours in any of the swampy areas in the south are fun and most of the eastern states are swampy. Have fun. We are thinking of you!


    September 25, 2010 at 11:51 pm

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