Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina is amazingly beautiful, unbelievably affordable, and just a day’s drive from home.
Spring Break didn’t quite go as originally planned, with Beta bailing out on us due to a nebulous rugby schedule (they’re playing in the southeast quarterfinals tomorrow, as it turns out), then Alpha electing to stay home because she fell ill the day before we left… but we still had a fabulous trip with the younger two and the dog.
The campsites are large — at least double the size of those found in most state park campgrounds, and probably four times the size of commercial campsites. Nestled behind the dunes in a forest of palmetto and live oak trees, we went to sleep each night listening to the ocean. There was no internet, no tv, no newspaper or radio. There were books, and lots of family time. We rode bicycles on the beach, walked on the boardwalk through the salt marsh, and laughed at the antics of the raccoons that invaded every night.
We bought fresh seafood, and grilled it on the fire.
Never has one week passed so quickly.