We left Mount Vernon on schedule (yes, I have a planned out daily schedule) at 9 am. Today was a travel day to drive to Charleston, SC. I had hoped we would arrive around 6 pm but it didn't work out like that.
Except for the first hour or so, we drove in rain all day - heavy rain at times. We also decided to stop at Cracker Barrel for lunch. There was a wait and then the service was slow on top of that so we were there at least an hour.
It started pouring like crazy the last 30 minutes and we got soaked just walking from the car into the hotel to check in.
We arrived at about 7:30 pm and dropped our bags to head out to dinner. We are actually staying in Mount Pleasant, SC, instead of in Charleston itself. It looks very nice from what I could tell in the dark and rain. I hope to see more tomorrow.
For dinner we went to Jim n Nick's BBQ. From what I can see on the website, it looks like a chain but we don't have any in the northeast. Being a Saturday night, I was worried there would be a wait but there wasn't. We had corn muffins to start which were included, and then we each had a combo platter. I had country pulled pork, spare ribs, mac n' cheese and fries. Chris had pulled pork, hot links, fries and BBQ chips. Everything was very good. AND I remembered to take pictures of everything!
Tomorrow will be a full day in Charleston.
I have been a huge Disney and travel fan since childhood. I love going to new places and, of course, heading to Disney as often as I can.