On Aug 4, 2015 12:26 PM, "WILTON via Mercedes" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > I vowed to return and do the tour by myself, but have never returned.
The older Cub Scouts here (central NC) go annually, well worth the trip. I think we've aged out of the trip, at least until the baby is in Webelos. To the original question, we tend to visit: Savannah Myrtle Beach NC Outer Banks / eastern forests Savannah is a nice historic city, my wife and I go there on long weekends without children. (Charleston has a similar reputation, but I've never stayed in the city personally.) We always stay in the historic section of Savannah, where it is easy to walk to various places / monuments / squares. It is heavily dependent on summer tourism so I don't know what is closed in winter, but the displays should be up if you like walking and touring. I have been satisfied with my walking guidebook of Savannah, though we did take a ghost tour one year that was fun. Savannah is a working port, so you can find anything you want in the city proper year-round. Myrtle has a lot of stuff to "do" if you want to try different restaurants, see shows, etc., and also sit on the beach. We take the kids there most Thanksgivings (and I usually wear a light jacket at most). It is the Vegas of SC, without the legal gambling but with an ocean. Not my thing but the wife and kids prefer it. The ocean water is cool by November but tolerable. If you are a swimmer many hotels have indoor pools that use filtered ocean water, so you can have the experience without the ick. The Outer Banks are good if you like to explore nature. Lots of fishing and swimming (maybe not so much of the latter in winter). There's a lot of hiking - big forests on the mainland, too - if that appeals. You'd be comfortable in a light jacket, but probably not without. It is cheap to visit the OB in winter, but you may have to bring in and prepare your own food and drink as a lot of the businesses are closed. Personally I would stay out of Florida, maybe bring along a functional but dirty 140 to lure Penoff north. Refugees from Florida have told me St. Aug is decent, but as you go south you lose the Southern vibe and it gets nasty fast. That said if you want to swim in the ocean you may need to go there, and if so I'm sorry... In your shoes I'd probably go to Charleston for the company/ocean or Savannah for the history, and I think you'll find it's pretty comfortable in either. Just wanted to present some alternatives that might make for different kinds of trips. Hope you have a great time! Best, Tim _______________________________________ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to: http://mail.okiebenz.com/mailman/listinfo/mercedes_okiebenz.com