Before heading out on new trips, I need to catch up on some old ones. In August of 2011, we headed to South Carolina for a little over a week.

Our first stop was in Asheville, NC at a beautiful site named Campfire Lodgings.  I’d love to come back during the fall and see the trees all changing..

The kids and the amazing view!

The kids and the amazing view!

Gidget and Pearl

Gidget and Pearl

We had reservations out East, so we could only stay one night. At a gas station, I saw this deserted parking lot and snapped a quick shot:

HDR shot of an abandoned parking lot

HDR shot of an abandoned parking lot

The next day, we stumbled upon this amazing ruin of Old Sheldon Prince William’s Parish Church. Even though a lot of people know about the location, it was such an adventure for us to be driving along and find it on our own. That’s definitely part of the allure for our Airstream purchases.

Here’s some photos of the church:
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Camera on a timer at Old Sheldon

Camera on a timer at Old Sheldon

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Gidget and Pearl by the Ruin

Gidget and Pearl by the Ruin

Don't miss this place if you're nearby.

Don’t miss this place if you’re nearby.

As we got closer to the coast, we could see the clouds from what would soon be hurricane Irene. It made for a spectacular sunset:
Hurricane Irene Clouds

Hurricane Irene Clouds

Hurricane Irene Clouds

Hurricane Irene Clouds

Hurricane Irene Clouds

Hurricane Irene Clouds

Hurricane Irene Clouds

Finally, we made it to one of our favorite places, Hunting Island State Park, where we stayed several nights.Since I’m just catching up on trips, I’ll spare the details, but you may enjoy some photos:

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30-second exposure aimed at a pitch-black ocean. Quick bounce of a flashlight off the sand to light me, then a sweep of the light from behind the cam to light the sand.

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