Dave and I visited Charleston last year on the Great Loop and this year, our campground was about 30 minutes outside of the historic downtown area. So, we decided to spend time on the west side of Charleston on John’s Island. We enjoyed a bike ride on the West Ashley Greenway trail, hiking on a lowland trail on John’s Island and an unusual but delicious meal at the Tattooed Moose. The most popular menu item at the Tattooed Moose is Mike’s Famous Duck Club, filled with duck confit, bacon, and smoke cheddar with a garlic aioli sauce, which I just had to order (I love duck thanks to my duck hunting Dad). Besides the tender duck, the bread was the best part. We asked the server about the bread; he noted it was made on Sweet Hawaiian bread. It was sooooo good!
We did make a trip into Charleston’s historic downtown area for a stop at Kaminsky’s, my favorite Dessert Café. We purchased a slice of Triple Chocolate Cake and a slice of Italian Wedding Cake, and as large as the slices were, Dave and I enjoyed the delicious desserts over several days. I did have a slight disappointment though. The café was only open for to go orders, so I couldn’t indulge in one of their decadent Chocolate Martini’s.
Our last stop this week was in Savannah, GA. We had two great experiences in Savannah. The first was our campground, Red Gate Farms. In 1931, the 300 acres was originally purchased to be a dairy farm. It still remains in the family, but now it is an RV Campground, horse stables with trails throughout the property, and 3 different event venues. It was just a beautiful location. Oh, and they had goats too!
Our second great experience was going on a historic walking tour of Savannah which was dog friendly. Our tour guide, Eric, did an incredible deep dive into Savannah’s history, winding us through the various squares in the historic area. He said our group was so engaged, he went long (2 hrs and 15 min vs. 90 min) and kept us very entertained. Murphy was joined by a German Shepherd and a 6-month-old long hair Dachshund. The dogs were very well behaved on the tour. I snapped a picture of Murphy laying down to greet the puppy. He even gave her gentle kisses. Oh – and I enjoyed the best ever Peach Cobbler (made by the restaurant owner’s mom at home).
Next week we have one more stop in Georgia and then we arrive in Florida. I’m not ready for this year’s RV travels to end! We really appreciate you following along on our adventure this year.
I love Charleston Brenda, Beginning to warm up Dave, and I loved walking around Savannah Murphy
2 thoughts on “Low Country – Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA”
Nice! All those fabulous pics of tasty dishes makes me hungry 😉
I expect you two to be 20 lbs heavier than when I last saw you.
Don’t hurry south though, we are still having late summer sauna weather.
Be anxious to see you three.
Sounds like an amazing time! What a good boy, Murphy! Can’t believe the trip is almost over.