East Coast US, Travels

Exploring the State Parks of North Carolina

Following our lovely few days in South Carolina, we began making our way back north, stopping next in the Raleigh, North Carolina area to visit another aunt and uncle who I hadn’t seen in probably close to 12 years. My extended family is spread all across the country, making it extremely difficult to see everyone… Continue reading Exploring the State Parks of North Carolina

East Coast US, Travels

Historic Architecture, Torrential Rains, and Flooded Streets – Charleston, South Carolina

After loading up on tea and filling our brains with tea-related facts, we hopped back on the road and continued our drive to Charleston. On the way, we made a brief stop at the Angel Oak – a giant southern live oak tree that's 66 feet (20 m) tall, 28 feet (8.5 m) around, and… Continue reading Historic Architecture, Torrential Rains, and Flooded Streets – Charleston, South Carolina

East Coast US, Travels

Everything you ever wanted to know about tea… and more! – Charleston Tea Plantation, South Carolina

Once we were in South Carolina, we left it to my aunt and uncle to plan things out. And they did a fabulous job! In a million years, I don’t think it would have occurred to me to visit a tea plantation. I didn’t even know there was one. We also all naively thought there… Continue reading Everything you ever wanted to know about tea… and more! – Charleston Tea Plantation, South Carolina

East Coast US, Travels

Birthday on the Beach – Beaufort County, South Carolina

Montana has many things. Lakes, mountains, rivers, waterfalls, boating, skiing, and opportunities for just about every recreational activity you can think of. But it doesn’t have oceans. I didn’t grow up going to the beach. In fact, I never set foot on a beach until I was 10 and we went to Oregon for a… Continue reading Birthday on the Beach – Beaufort County, South Carolina